LRC Student Assistant

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Matanuska Susitna College
Location: Palmer
Categories: Student Affairs/Services, Administrative/Personnel

Position Summary:

The LRC of Mat-Su College is seeking a student employee to assist with department needs during the 2017-2018 academic year. The MSC Learning Resource Center offers testing and tutorial services.


"Opportunities start here" is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals. Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester. Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!

The MSC Learning Resource Center (LRC) offers testing and tutorial services. 

The candidate(s) selected to work in this department may be required to work some evenings. The student work schedule will be determined based on the needs of The Learning Resource Center and the student's class schedule. Work schedule will be discussed at the time of the interview. 

Consideration will be given to those students who are work study eligible. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Mat-Su College Financial Aid Officer at (907) 745-9746 prior to applying for this position.

Required knowledge, skills, & abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and maintain composure, attention to detail

  • Willingness to contribute to a team and project a professional appearance and demeanor 

  • Experience with multiple computer applications, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, scheduling software and more

  • Ability to speak clearly and coherently in person and on the telephone 

  • Excellent customer service skills with audiences from diverse backgrounds 

  • Willingness to work hard and take instructions from multiple co-workers 

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when handling departmental records 

  • Ability to use office equipment, organize materials and information, and stock supplies

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


Preferred knowledge, skills, or abilities:

  • Previous clerical experience & familiarity with computer troubleshooting preferred.

Special instructions to applicants:

With your online application, please submit the following:

  1. A detailed resume (upload)
  2. References (upload)
  3. Cover letter (upload) - address your cover letter as follows:


Janna Bare

Learning Resource Center Manager

Matanuska-Susitna College

PO Box 2889

Palmer, AK 99645


The LRC Student Assistant will aid manager, tutors, and proctors with the following tasks:

1. Schedule appointments using electronic scheduling software 

2. Greet students and address their questions 

3. Answer phone, take messages, route calls appropriately 

4. Perform general office duties including filing, copying, data entry

5. Ensure that the Learning Resource Center stays neat and clean

6. Monitor supplies and stock when necessary

7. Perform miscellaneous tasks as requested by manager, proctors, and tutors


NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.

$10.50 hourly 

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
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