• Office Assistant

    Requisition # 2018-9377
    Date Posted 1 day ago(10/19/2018 11:59 AM)
    Lewis Center, Creative Writing
    Administrative Support
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Application Deadline
  • Overview

    The Office Assistant reports to and provides administrative and financial support to the Program Associate and the faculty of the Program in Creative Writing. The Office Assistant must demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in a fast-paced environment, use sound judgment, maintain confidentiality, possess strong organizational skills, and remain flexible as demands and priorities change. The Office Assistant reports to the Lewis Center for the Arts Manager of Finance and Administration.

    This is a part time position working approximately 21 hours per week, preferably 3 days per week. 


    Office Administration:

    • Assist Program Associate with processing and disseminating course applications, arts supplements, student enrollment, and the high school poetry contest.
    • Support Program Associate in liaising between faculty, students, and various administrative offices, answering and directing incoming inquiries.
    • Provide general administrative support, including but not limited to: scheduling meetings, recording minutes, proofreading correspondence, maintaining the equipment inventory database, maintaining/ordering office supplies, managing mailroom operations, placing work orders, and making reservations.
    • Maintain library and book records.
    • Renew professional memberships and subscriptions.
    • Create and maintain program archives on current and former faculty and alumni.
    • Update publication lists.
    • Perform additional miscellaneous tasks as necessary.

    Faculty & Guest Support:

    • Assist faculty with course resources, which includes maintaining course websites (Blackboard) and faculty ListServs, preparing class materials, formatting and editing course readers, processing orders for books and articles, assembling and collating course materials, coordinating reserve materials, and securing access to all necessary classroom technology.
    • Arrange travel and hotel accommodations for faculty and guests.

    Catering & Event Planning:

    • Coordinate catering and equipment rentals for luncheons, meetings, and CWR readings.
    • Assist the Program Associate with administrative tasks for to the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series, CK Williams Reading Series, and other CWR-related events.

    Financial Support:

    • Process faculty and departmental expenses, creating and processing suppliers, invoices, vouchers, honoraria, and travel reimbursement forms; and reconciling project grant accounts.


    Essential Qualifications:

    • Minimum of 1-3 years of related experience with proven office administration abilities.
    • Accuracy, close attention to detail, the ability to adhere to deadlines, and discretion when dealing with confidential materials are essential.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills; must be proactive and demonstrate initiative; work independently; be flexible and resourceful; adaptable to changing needs and demands; maintain confidentiality.
    • Must be able to lift and carry boxes of 25 pounds.
    • Evening availability for events.
    • Must have excellent computer skills. Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook, is required.



    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of Blackboard, Princeton's Information Warehouse, and PeopleSoft purchasing system is preferred.
    • Bachelor's degree is also preferred.


    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    BOS, 020

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

    Part time hours, 3 days per week.

    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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