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Office Assistant

Rate of pay: $10.10/hour

Work location: Iowa Memorial Union – 249 IMU

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, attention to detail, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team.  Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

Basic job function

Act as a representative of the Office of the Vice President for Student Life and use acquired knowledge to respond to internal and external customers in a respectful, courteous, and helpful manner. 


  • Assist with general office duties, including but not limited to, answering the telephone, Xeroxing, scanning, pick up/distribute/sort mail, file, update spreadsheets, etc.
  • Answer telephone and greet customers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Communicate information quickly and precisely to appropriate personnel.
  • Answer various inquiries regarding the Office of the Vice President for Student Life, the Division of Student Life, and the University of Iowa.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including special projects, showing flexibility and willingness to help in diverse situations.
  • Be respectful of confidential information.
  • Assist professional staff with various projects.



  • Previous clerical and computer experience highly desirable.
  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and be self -motivated
  • Possess the ability to exercise a high level of discretion.
  • Must be UI registered student.

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