Student Assistant

Position Overview

The honors student assistant will support the activities of the program in the following ways:
  • Assist with general office work, including the following:
    • Front-desk reception, greeting guests, responding to questions, and building opening and closing procedures
    • Responding to calls, emails
    • Facilitating print mailings
    • Assisting with classroom technology
    • Copying and filing
    • Maintaining a clean and professional office space
  • Assisting with events and programs, including the following:
    • Welcoming prospective students and their families to Nunemaker Center
    • Providing building tours
    • Answering questions about KU and the Honors Program
    • Assisting with space set up and materials for co-curricular programs, as well as supporting with program outreach efforts, encouraging student participation, and assisting with post-program needs.

Job Description

The honors student assistant works with program staff and faculty to ensure the smooth delivery of program services. They provide office support and contribute to administrative tasks to support building needs and to connect students to resources and information. The student assistant also serves as part of the team that welcomes prospective students and their families as they visit Nunemaker Center. This position requires strong communication skills, attention to detail, and enthusiasm for the academic experience at KU and in the Honors Program.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and campus involvement addressed in resume, and (3) information provided from references:
  1. Student must be a member of the University Honors Program as stated in application materials.
  2. Student must have strong oral and written communication skills as demonstrated in application materials and interview.
  3. Student must have excellent attention to detail as demonstrated in application materials and work experience.
  4. Student should have some late afternoon, evening, and weekend availability.
  5. During the semester term of the appointment, the student hourly must be enrolled in no fewer than 6 credit hours. For summer periods the student hourly must: 1) have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or 2) be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or 3) be enrolled in summer session or 4) be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  2. Knowledgeable about Honors Program requirements and benefits
  3. Familiarity with office procedures.
  4. Eligible for Federal Work Study.
  5. Customer service experience.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Submit online application. Attach a resume and a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Only complete applications will be considered.
  • Applications must be submitted by midnight on the night of 06/14/2024 to be considered for this appointment.

Contact Information to Applicants

Adam Lancaster
University Honors Program
Email or Phone Number: 864-4225,

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

work schedule varies. 5-10 hours per week.

Anticipated Start Date

Monday August 26, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27652BR
  • Department:  College of Liberal Arts & Sci
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  S-Student

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