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Office Assistant Employment Opportunities

Office assistants are the first people students and faculty encounter when they enter the Writing Center. Their primary responsibility is to pair students with writing tutors, while meticulously tracking student usage patterns. In addition, office assistants are responsible for the following tasks:

Data collection duties

  • Completing initial intake process
  • Verifying that students have completed a New Student Questionnaire

Reception duties

  • Answering any questions about Writing Center policies, services, hours, etc.
  • Assisting students, telephone callers, and visitors
  • Informing tutors that appointments have arrived
  • Informing tutors when drop-ins are waiting

Lab Management Duties

  • Troubleshooting basic Microsoft Office questions
  • Refilling paper and toner in lab printers
  • Clearing paper jams

Office Duties

  • Checking the Writing Center's email accounts
  • Photocopying commonly used forms and handouts
  • Running errands to campus offices
  • Straightening lab bookshelves

All office assistants must be undergraduate students with work-study awards. We look for dependable people who demonstrate excellent attention to detail, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills. Familiarity with Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint are preferred, but not required.

To apply, please complete our application form, and submit it along with a cover letter, resume, and one letter of recommendation (preferably from an employer or professor) to Lorraine Savage. You can e-mail these documents (lorraine.savage@temple.edu), or bring/send them to:

Lorraine Savage, Assistant Director
201 Tuttleman Learning Center (008-00)
1809 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122