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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:Vice Pres for Strategy Plan & Budg
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

The UA Institutional Research, Planning and Analysis department is seeking a student assistant for the 2017-18 academic year.


100Works under general direction. Exercises independent judgment and decision-making in developing new procedures or techniques. May involve supervision of other student employees. Examples of typical work include: performing complex computer programming, network operations or troubleshooting; advance technical computer maintenance; research, writing or assisting in writing technical reports; assisting in complex technical aspects of complex projects. May be responsible for a facility, building, activity, or program. May coordinate the use of equipment, building space, or programs.Essential

Additional position details

This position will assist in managing basic office functions in support of the University of Alaska Institutional Research, Planning and Analysis department.  

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Ÿ Scheduling and coordinating meetings

Ÿ Maintaining and organizing electronic filing systems

Ÿ Assisting with arranging departmental travel

Ÿ Staffing front desk and serving as a point of contact for the department

Ÿ Answering phones and relaying messages

Ÿ Clerical work such as printing, document formatting, web page maintenance, and office supply inventories

Ÿ Basic research projects to include data queries, manipulation, charts, and reports

Applicants must be able to work 15-20 hours per week during the school year between the hours of 8am and 5pm.  30-40 hours per week are available during the summer.  

Applicant Instructions

Please submit a resume, three professional references, a cover letter, and a writing sample for review.

Education and/or training required for this position (including licenses)

 Pursuant to Board of Regents Policy P09.05.020.C, to be eligible for employment as a student assistant, an applicant must:

1.    be enrolled in the university system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or

2.    have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and

3.    have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the chancellor or the chancellor’s designee.

Type and length of experience required for this position

 At least 1 year customer service and office experience in a professional setting preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position

 Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software, as well as iOS and Windows operating systems.  

 Ability to pay close attention to detail, work in an organized manner, and without close supervision

 Must be able to maintain confidentiality and security of all information

 Demonstrated knowledge of general office procedures and practices

 Must possess basic clerical skills including accurate typing and filing, and have strong organizational skills. Must be familiar with office equipment (fax, copiers, calculators, personal computers).

 Previous website maintenance experience or desire to learn

 Must be able to deal with public cordially and tactfully, adequate communication skills required


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