Welcoming Workplace in Transition - shifting job duties
Office Assistant (Current Employee) – Amherst, MA – March 14, 2018
Typical day includes answering email, supplies order, planning meetings and community events, and tracking faculty and department expenses, maybe answering a few phone calls. You'll learn microsoft excel, ferpa, phone skills, COMMUNICATION SKILLS, and a more open perspective.
The job itself might seem redundant, but the environment is so welcoming. Faculty, staff, and students are committed to empowering students, especially students who have been historically disenfranchised by educational institutions. Your coworkers know you by name and treat you as an equal. Only downside is that the department is in transition, so your duties will shift - but that also gives you a chance to learn new skills. Most welcoming, tolerant, and understanding place I have ever worked. Work may seem repetitive but faculty and staff always have something interesting to talk to you about and they are so genuine in their conversations with you.
Welcoming environment, commitment to student empowerment and diversity, practical skils
No undergraduate benefits, disorganized communication