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Amherst College

220 South Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01002
Amherst, MA 01002

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Our story is your story. Since 1821, we’ve been helping our students find their own voices, discover their own truths and forge their own paths in the world. Our students and alumni are the true authors of the Amherst story. Help write our next chapter.
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeAdministrative/Clerical/Data Entry
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have

Preference: Nice to have
Amherst College invites applications for the Administrative Assistant position. The administrative assistant is a 20 hour per week, year round casual position without benefits. Under the direction of the Office Manager and Director, the part-time administrative assistant provides administrative support for the daily operation of the Counseling Center's Scott House and Hitchcock House locations. Interfaces with students, Counseling Center therapists and psychiatrists, members of the campus community, and off-campus providers to ensure smooth and efficient operation of the office. With a high level of discretion and confidentiality as well as sensitivity, assists students who may be in distress and are in immediate need of the services of the Counseling Center. Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Work schedule: Generally Monday through Friday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Schedule may vary during school holidays (Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks, etc). Additional hours may be available when other administrative staff are on vacation, sick, etc.

Key Responsibilities

• Work at the reception desk welcoming clients, answering the telephone.

Administrative Duties
• Manage the appointment calendar for the Counseling Center staff, and responding to student and staff requests.
• Copy, fax, scan and file documents
• Check students in for appointments, and assist them with electronic forms at every appointment.
• Assist Office Manager and administrative assistant with projects as needed.

• High school diploma or equivalent
• 1 year administrative/receptionist experience
• Word processing and data entry skills
• Proficiency in MS Outlook and Word
• Able to learn database, and technology tools and concepts including electronic health record software
• Outstanding customer service skills
• Strong organizational, time management, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multi-task and function well in a fast paced environment
• Attention to detail

• Associates Degree
• Proficient in MS Excel

Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!

Statement of Non-Discrimination
Amherst College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Amherst College complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer , Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.

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