Undergraduate Student Assistant - 12865BR

Undergraduate Student Assistant

Physics and Astronomy
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Position Overview

The Undergraduate Student Assistant position will be for the fall semester. Position is for approximately two and a half hours per week.

Job Description

The group of Prof. Daniel Tapia Takaki at the Department of Physics and Astronomy is hiring for a student hourly position. The student worker will be an active team member and must possess the highest level of integrity and confidentiality due to the nature of the work generated in the office and be able to work independently with minimal supervision. This is a great opportunity for hands-on experience, which can strengthen your knowledge and help build your resume.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Filing – File administrative and confidential documents as directed by supervisor.
  • Maintains files in proper order; pulls records for processing and refiles.
  • Assist in completing paperwork and forms related to travel reimbursements.
  • Use Microsoft Office software to prepare file labels, prepare and update documents, etc. Prepare various spreadsheets (Excel) and complete data entry tasks.
  • Photocopying and scanning documents.
  • Sort mail.
  • Research internal and external grants possibilities/deadlines/details.
  • Preparing and proofreading correspondence, reports, and other documents as requested.
  • Perform various clerical duties.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must be current KU student.
  2. A working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications, as shown in application materials, is required (Microsoft and Excel experience).
  3. Excellent written skills as evidenced in application materials.
  4. Strong attention to detail as determined by application materials.
  5. Must know how to operate and troubleshoot electronic office equipment, computers, and peripherals, maintain moderately complex filing systems and records, and make mathematical calculations, as expressed in application materials.
  6. The incumbent must assure the privacy and security of confidential documents and material handled and/or delivered.
  7. Previous clerical experience.
  8. 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:
  • have been enrolled in no less than 6 hours in the past spring semester or
  • be pre-enrolled in upcoming fall semester in no less than 6 hours or
  • be enrolled in summer session or
  • be admitted to study in the upcoming fall semester. Student Hourlies may be undergraduate or graduate students. (Exceptions granted for GRA/GTA/GA appointments DO NOT apply to Student Hourly appointments).

Preferred Qualifications

  1. A current Business School student.
  2. Verbal communication skills and the ability to work with faculty, staff and students.
  3. Demonstrate advanced computer skills and experience in enterprise systems.
  4. Organizational and problem solving skills and the ability to work independently on projects.
  5. Basic knowledge of the campus and campus services.
  6. Dependability and punctuality.
  7. Ability to use Web browsers on Microsoft Windows computers to find campus information and telephone numbers.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include an online application and resume. Apply online and submit a letter describing your qualifications for this position. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review begins on September 17th and will continue until a qualified candidate is found.

Contact Information to Applicants

Prof. Daniel Tapia Takaki

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Physics and Astronomy
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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