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AS Ethnic Student Center Office Assistant Work-Study 13-14
About the Position: Position begins after a qualified work study student is interviewed, selected and submits their employment paper work to the AS Personnel Office. The term of position will generally begin before the start of Fall quarter and end the Friday of finals week the following Spring quarter, or when the work-study award is depleted.
About the College/Department: The ESC is a community that supports historically underrepresented ethnbic students and allies by providing a social atmosphere and inclusive environment where we engage in identity exploration and strive for cultural awareness and academic excellence.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Stay informed on ESC events/programming to serve as resource and provide services.
  • Answer phones and serve as a receptionist for the ESC.
  • Word process, type, copy, file and distribute materials as directed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the ESC Program Coordinator.

AS Ethnic Student Center Responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with ESC staff and clubs.
  • Answer phones and serve as a receptionist and resource person for the ESC.
  • Attend all ESC staff meetings.
  • Behave in a manner that communicates the mission statement of the ESC.

AS Responsibilities
  • Serve the membership of the Associated Students in a professional and ethical manner by:
    • Bing familiar with and upholding the AS Charter, all WWU policies, and all AS policies including the Employment Policy, Code of Conduct, and Program Standards.
    • Being knowledgeable of the AS organization and its general operations.

 
Required Qualifications:
  •  Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
  • Must Have Work-Study Award
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Possess communication skills which include the ability to communicate with people of diverse opinions and backgrounds.
  • Basic clerical and office skills.
  • Good spelling and grammar skills.
  • Pleasant telephone manner.
  • Basic computer skills including word processing and e-mail.
  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude in all aspects of office operation and client services.
  • Experience with taking minutes and Parliamentary procedures.
  • Ability to perform duties with supervision, as team member, and independently.
  • Knowledge of the Associated Students offices and resources.
  • Ability to balance school, work and personal commitments

Reportage
The ESC Office Assistant reports to the ESC Administrative Assistant. However, the ESC Coordinator is responsible for all personnel related matters
Academic Emphasis: all majors encouraged to apply
Job Location: Western Washington University-VU 420
Salary: Level II ($9.19/hour)
The position holder will receive a financial award as directed by the work study award letter. The weekly hours and work will be determined by the amount awarded, the need of the office and the direction of the supervisor.

Bargaining Union: Not applicable
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions:
  1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students?
  2. Why are you interested in working in this position?
  3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position?
  4. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview?

You may cut and paste or upload your resume and cover letter as noted on the EASE application. Please complete the education and work experience section of the EASE application and submit the names and contact information of two professional references.
Other Information: Please upload Work-Study Award.
Job Posted: 9/23/2013
Closing Date: 10/7/2013
Recruitment #: 130491
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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