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Student Job Opportunity: Office Assistant, School of Art, Media and Technology – 2017/18 Federal Work Study

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Job Title: Federal Work Student Student Office Assistant
Location: 2 West 13th St., 4th floor
Reports To: Program Administrators/AMT Manager
Status: Part-Time (max 5 hours per week)
Schedule: Flexible, but typically during office hours: M – F, 10am – 6pm (do also note full availability, including evening availability for special events). 
Hourly Rate: $15 per hour

Position Overview:
The School of Art, Media and Technology is looking for a mature, responsible student Office Assistant with a valid Federal Work Study Award for the 2017/18 school year. The Office Assistant will support the Program Administrators and Manager with general office, program and event management including: front desk coverage, poster/flyer design and disbursement, general communications and social media support, program support and event planning.

This role is best suited for someone who loves to be helpful, keep things organized, and has an interest in working within a creative community environment. The Office Assistant will be expected to provide responsive, high-quality customer service to students, faculty, and the wider Parsons community. Sensitivity towards a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and a willingness to listen to and support others, is crucial to this role.

The Office Assistant position is based out of the AMT hub at 2 West 13th St., 4th floor, and requires a maximum of 5 hours per week, at a $15 hourly rate. Applicants must be available for both Fall and Spring semesters, starting no earlier than August 28th for the Fall 2017 semester.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Give time-sensitive and knowledgeable in-person, e-mail, and telephone support to all student, faculty, and general inquiries and requests.
Support AMT Manager and Program Administrators, and events and meetings within the School of Art, Media and Technology; providing note-taking, facilities/IT/AV/room requests, as necessary.

Support internal and external communications via WordPress blog management, social media posting to Facebook and Twitter, and group email distribution through MailChimp.
Perform other administrative duties to support the Fine Arts office as needed

Solid organizational skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
Proven skills and aptitude to excel in a customer-focused environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Capacity to work independently and be self-driven
Strong computer skills, with experience with Google Drive and email applications, Excel, Keynote, WordPress, Mailchimp, social media, and basic design skills in Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Must be available to work the 5-max weekly hours within regular office hours (M-Th, 10am – 6pm) for Fall and Spring semesters, starting in late August 2017.
Must posses valid Federal Work Study Award for the 2017/18 school year

Preferred Qualifications:

At least one (1) year experience in communications, customer service, office administration, or a related field. Familiarity with Mailchimp list building a strong plus.
Experience blogging via WordPress is a plus!
Commitment to art education and interest in working with artists.
Design, photo and video skills are also desirable, though please note, this is mainly an administrative position.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and a brief cover letter as PDF attachments to Illustration Program Administrator, Leslie Fierro at LeslieFierro@newschool.edu. Your email subject should read “LAST NAME_Illustration Office Assistant.” In your cover letter, please describe your interest in the position and any relevant experience, include your Fall 2017 semester availability, and provide evidence of your 2017/18 Federal Work Study award.

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