Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Student Office Assistant -- Astronomy Department

Student office assistant needed in the Department of Astronomy!

The Department of Astronomy is currently seeking a student
office assistant. The ideal candidate would be available to
start the job for spring quarter, continue working through
the summer and into the next academic year.

~10 hrs/week during academic quarters
Up to 19.5 hrs/week during breaks and summer depending on
project availability
$9.50-$10/hr depending on experience
Flexible work schedule within the hours of M-F 8am-5pm with
occasional evening or weekend hours available

Duties and Responsibilities:
Administrative duties include reception, data entry, filing
and other clerical support. Specifically involves working in
the following areas:

• Disseminating information, scheduling, office supply
orders, photocopying
• Assist with event planning: menus/catering, venue
reservations, confirmations
• Updating databases & website
• Cover front desk
• Correspondence, including mail merges, mail preparation
and distribution
• Preparing & updating bulletin boards, run errands
• Assisting with classroom setup
• Other administrative duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to work well both as a member of a small team and
independently; good work habits; creative problem solving
skills and attention to detail; ability to follow through;
customer service; ability to keep a job schedule.
Skills Required: Experience in use of office equipment such
as fax, phones and copy machines; good communication skills,
and ability using the Web to search for information.
Desirable: Knowledge of UW administrative procedures;
computer proficiency with MS Office: Access, Word and Excel.

Educational Benefits:
Work with public, faculty, staff, and a diverse student
population in an academic office setting will provide a
broad base of both professional and personal experience.
Experience in applying computer usage skills in
administrative environment and learning administrative
skills will build capacity for future professional development.

Due to the sensitive nature of some of the tasks and
information the student is exposed to, we are seeking
non-Astronomy and non-Physics majors for this position.

To apply: email your resume to
with "student office assistant" in the subject line.
Deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 1 by 3pm.

Questions can be directed to