Summer Opportunity Program-Office Assistant

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number Sum00088P
Position Title Summer Opportunity Program-Office Assistant
Department Opportunity Program
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Summer
Months per Year Other
Work hours


Start Date (For temporary positions only)
End Date (For temporary positions only)
Position Band/Level Summer
Pay Range $10.40 per hour

Ad Text

Job Summary

The Opportunity Program Office is looking for a current student to:

• Greets visitors of the department, or other personnel of the college, by phone, in person or through electronic media.
• Assesses visitors needs and explains services, processes, procedures and guidelines.
• Handles requests/transactions or directs the person or matter to the proper sources.
• Assists in resolving problems and ensuring student success. 
Uses a personal computer and a variety of office software applications including word processing, email, and file management.
• Creates documents in Word or uses predefined templates and form letters.
• Creates or maintains files in Excel.
• May create PowerPoint presentations and use Access or other databases. 
• Operates office equipment such as printers, copy machines, fax machines. 
• Provides direct or indirect assistance to academic functions and services. This includes room or class setup, supporting counseling/advising services and general support to programs in all areas of the college. 
• Maintains department supplies and inventories. Maintains or distributes supplies as needed. 
• Pick-up/Deliver mail to the campus mailroom or other departments on campus.
• Files documents and develops or modifies filing practices, including use of electronic rather than paper records. 
• Maintains the Skidmore OP Class of 2022 Facebook Group. 
• Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned. 

We are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented groups that can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic program and community.

Room & Board is included.  

Minimum Qualifications

A student who works in the Opportunity Program Office is required to have the following job skills and or qualities: 
• Confidentiality 
• Honesty 
• Good social skills (must be a “people” person, over the phone and in person) 
• Good handwriting 
• Accurate and moderately fast typing skills 
• Good time management skills 
• Detail oriented  
• Prompt

Preferred Qualifications

A valid driver’s license is a plus.

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)
EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Special Instructions to Applicant

Posting Information

Posting Date 02/28/2018
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 03/30/2018
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Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents