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Administrative Assistant V
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Sep. 12, 2017
  • Administrative Assistant V
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services
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Administrative Assistant V

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department: PHYSICS

Position Status: Administrative Non-Exempt Positions

Basic Function:

Perform a wide range of secretarial and administrative duties with limited supervision.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serve as a receptionist and back up person by answering phones, greeting visitors, and responding to routine/specific inquiries or referring to appropriate staff member.
  • Supervise workstudy students and their biweekly payrolls.
  • Responsible for production of course materials, including examinations and study guides. Responsible for entering and maintaining course material on the web.
  • Work on a variety of office activities (letters, memos, reports) using Word, Excel, etc.
  • Responsible for ordering and keeping supply inventory.
  • ABET books Maintain, update and organize all of the course material obtained from professors for presentation to accreditation teams.
  • Interact with students and prospective students, help to meet their informational needs.
  • Coordinate all set up and support functions related to the colloquia in the department. Prepare and post announcements on the website, WPI Today, send announcements out by email and set up the facility (e.g. refreshments) for the meeting.
  • Maintain department web pages and other multimedia outlets (electronic bulletin boards) using Content Management Systems.
  • Coordinate and support department summer outreach programs.
  • Maintain and update department library.
  • Graduate Program Support: Organize and record graduate committee meetings, maintain and update graduate student records, oversee the graduate student application process, correspondence, and information requests.
  • Create and update department literature brochures.
  • Maintain and update department display cases, bulletin boards and directory, unofficial department photographer
  • Maintain department Archives.
  • Help coordinate office/department events, project presentation day, open houses, and assist with special events.
  • Other departmental duties as assigned.

Position Requirements
  • High school diploma or equivalent, additional schooling and at least 3 years of secretarial experience.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new skills (i.e., computer skills, technical writing, proof-reading, etc.) and adapt to changing job requirements.
  • High level of judgment and confidentiality, and the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power-Point), knowledge of Banner a plus.
  • Ability to work autonomously with initiative and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must work well with others.

Posting Date: 09/11/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Hiring Range: $13.95-$15.00

EEO Information:

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Criminal Background Check Statement:

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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WPIs reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. A highly selective, private technological university and one of the nations first, WPI believes that when great minds work together, great advances follow. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are lowfaculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for faculty who best combine research and teaching. (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016) Located one hour west of Boston, the universitys campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21stcentury college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.


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