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Office Assistant - Student Engagement

Rate of pay: $10.10/hour

Work location: Iowa Memorial Union

What you will learn

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, managing finances, 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

Serve as a representative of Student Engagement, under the Office of the Dean of Students, and assist in the daily operation.


  • Assist with reception and general office tasks and duties.
  • Answer patron questions and inquiries regarding Fraternity & Sorority Life, Leadership, Service, & Civic Engagement, and Student Engagement & Campus Programs.
  • Answer telephone and communicate information quickly and precisely to appropriate personnel.
  • Sort, distribute, and collect mail.
  • Process and deposit checks and enter into departmental check-log.
  • Manage and log student organization waiver and assumption of risk forms.
  • Facilitate office check-out processes (radios, keys, equipment, etc.).
  • Share experience at Iowa with incoming students during Hawkeye Visit Days, summer orientation, and etc.
  • Assist staff and students utilize Engage (student organization database software).
  • Maintain confidential information.
  • Perform related duties as assigned, showing flexibility and willingness to help in diverse situations.


  • Registered UI student.
  • Must be able to work five or more hours per week.
  • Knowledge of registered student organization policies, procedures, and regulations is desired.
  • Experience in registered student organizations, student leadership, and/or campus programming is preferred.
  • Superior communication skills are required.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.

Training requirements

  • IMU Student Orientation
  • IMU Emergency Response Staff Training
  • Cash Handling

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