Business Office Assistant - Student Assistant C

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:OIT CITO & Business Office
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

The IT Business Office and the Assistant to the CITO (Chief Information Technology Officer) are looking for a motivated and versatile student to add to its team. Gain valuable work experience in a professional office environment.


General Office Support: Answer multiple line telephone and transfer calls or take messages as needed, assist walk up customers or delivery persons at the IT Business Office (ITBO) front desk, open/close ITBO main offices, deliver mail or route documents with a high degree of confidentiality. Ability to organize and develop filing systems. Assist staff with operating printer, laminator and other small office equipment. Purchasing: Complete office supply and other orders using a department Procard. Reconcile invoices/payments for items purchased. Data entry into MS Excel spreadsheets of purchasing transactions. Prepare journal vouchers to correct budget entry errors. Receive orders delivered and distribute to appropriate individuals. Assist ITBO staff members with these tasks as well. Ongoing Tasks: Review and look up fiscal information in Banner query (check PO status, ensure correct accounts charged, check inventory information). Perform data entry and reconciliation for a large volume of fiscal transactions. Call in phone orders, pick-up ordered items, and deliver items received. Receive orders (compare packing slips to shipment and resolve discrepancies). Update employee training tracking spreadsheet, phone lists and other documents. Special Projects: Willing to learn new skills and assist with projects as needed.Essential

Additional position details

The IT Business Office (ITBO) provides administrative and fiscal support to the Office of Information Technology (OIT). Specifically, ITBO provides support or coordinates the following business functions: budget, accounting, procurement, travel, time sheets, recruitment, inventory, and general office support.

This position will assist the IT Business Office and the Assistant to the CITO (Chief Information Technology Officer) with general office duties such as answering phones, assisting staff and walk-up customers, receiving and distributing mail, and purchasing.


Applicant Instructions

Submit cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references.

This is a part-time position offering up to 20 hours/week while school is in session, additional hours available during summer/winter breaks. Student Assistant C positions pay $10.50/hr.

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

High school diploma or equivalent.

Type and length of experience required for this position

Valid Alaska Drivers License or the ability to obtain before hire.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position

Demonstrated use/knowledge of office equipment, including photocopying and scanning. Ability to use MS Office Suite of software to compose correspondence, enter and manipulate data (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Professionally greet visitors, answer the telephone, route calls, and provide basic information. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Possess a high level of organizational skills, the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, work under pressure and complete complex tasks. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

Prefer previous experience in an office environment. Experience with Accounts Payable or Account Reconciliation strongly preferred. Experience entering and/or extracting information from Banner or other administrative databases.

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus:
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Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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