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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 1 , Office of the Provost-Office of Educational Opportunity Programs-Upward Bound , to provide overall support to staff to help facilitate the smooth implementation of a variety of projects and assist with managing the day-to-day functions of the office. May be called upon to provide academic assistance to program participants; attend meetings with program director to maintain regular contact with host institutions, target community schools and community organization; and perform the tasks necessary to assist the program director and support the program's/ department's mission. Responsibilities include performing clerical/receptionist functions and providing some student support (i.e., proofread academic work) requiring some independent judgment in the application of office procedures; preparing and proofreading program reports and correspondence; receiving and distributing office mail and preparing and sending mass mailings; responding to basic telephone inquiries, referring as appropriate; receiving visitors and providing routine information; maintaining files and records; preparing requisitions, requests for payment, and payroll; operating office equipment and program vehicles; making travel arrangements and completing related expense reports; ordering and maintaining office supplies; and performing other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : high school diploma or its equivalent; at least two years' related experience; strong organizational and oral and written communication skills; ability to deal effectively with program clients, parents, and the public; experience with office equipment; proficiency with Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, and desktop publishing software; ability to learn new software as needed (i.e., Student Access, Google platforms, etc.); understanding of and sensitivity to the concerns/challenges of low-income, first-generation, disabled, under-represented students and their families; and a valid driver's license. PREFERRED : bachelor's degree. Job #19809-4
Some travel, evening and weekend work, and summer residence at Wellesley College is required.
MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists.
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