Student Administrative Assistant - 11838BR

Student Administrative Assistant

Inst for Policy & Social Res
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 

Position Overview

The student in this position provides general office support and assists staff members with data entry and other research project tasks.

Job Description

Provide administrative support to IPSR including:

Receptionist duties and general office support
  • Answering the main phone line and assisting visitors
  • Requesting service for the office space and equipment
  • Supporting staff and faculty who need help with printing, scanning, phone lines and conference calls
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Mailing and shipping
  • Researching travel options

Assisting the grant development staff
  • Maintaining central electronic and print records of grant applications and awards
  • Reviewing and formatting proposal documents for consistency

Assisting preparation of the Kansas Statistical Abstract
  • Entering and filing detailed data tables
  • Proofreading documents

Supporting research projects
  • Entering and checking data
  • Formatting reports and data tables

Meeting and event support, including event preparation and setup

Light office maintenance tasks such as keeping shared spaces stocked and clean

Required Qualifications

KU student must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester during the academic year. Enrollment of one credit hour during the summer session is required if the student was not enrolled the previous spring or is not pre-enrolled in the upcoming fall term

Administrative experience, specifically, work in an office environment and familiarity with office equipment such as a scanner, printer, fax machine, and conference phone, as evidenced in application materials

Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook as demonstrated by work experience and application materials

Strong written and spoken communication skills as demonstrated by work experience and application materials

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with detailed data entry
Experience maintaining electronic and print records
Experience formatting and proofreading documents

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes an online application, a cover letter, and a resume.

Application deadline has been extended to May 24, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Carolyn Caine,

Advertised Salary Range

$10 to $12 per hour

Anticipated Start Date


Search Jobs
Posting Information
Posting ID:
Inst for Policy & Social Res
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class:
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today