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Office Assistant-Mailroom

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Executive VP & Provost
Department: Undergraduate Admissions
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Administrative / Clerical, Other

Job Description

Office Assistant provides administrative support and serves as backup support to the staff and projects related to the Mail Operations Unit within the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Responsibilities include data processing, mail support, assisting with email correspondence, and recruitment mailings. Assists with all admission events and functions which occur on several weekends during both the fall and spring semesters. On occasion, provides customer service support to front office staff by answering phones and serving as a resource for prospective students and families.

Required Qualifications

Previous administrative support experience in a professional office environment. Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Proficient in working within a team environment as well as the ability to work independently. Must be dependable, organized and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong computing skills and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and general office practices and procedures. Willing to learn and abide by U.S. Postal Service rules and regulations is essential. Must be able to safely move and handle items weighing up to 25 pounds with occasional lifting up to 40 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

*Experience responding to email correspondence in a professional business setting.
*High school diploma or equivalent credentials.

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

This position will work 6 hours per day Monday through Friday during normal business hours. 

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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