Office Assistant

25 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychology is looking to hire a self-motivated individual to welcome and direct faculty, students and visitors, manage mail and package receiving for East Hall, as well as assist with a variety of administrative duties.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:

Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.

Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.


Receiving, sorting and delivering mail

Accepting and logging packages

Sending notifications for package pickup

Signing packages out when picked up

Stocking copy machines

Making coffee and restocking supplies


Running campus errands

Maintaining and replenishing office supplies

Posting flyers

Assisting with departmental events

Taking the lead on a departmental scanning project

Additional duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

Proficiency with Microsoft Suite

Excellent customer service skills

Independence, reliability and motivation

Professional, polite and approachable demeanor

Ability to be resourceful and proactive when questions arise

Strong multitasking and time-management skills

Ability to prioritize tasks

Team-oriented attitude

Additional Information

Approximately 25 hours per week

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.