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Kansas State University Office Specialist II (Chapman Center) in Manhattan, Kansas

About This Role:

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies is hiring for a part-time Office Specialist II. The work of the office specialist is a mixture of duties in support of the Center’s Executive Director including the supervision of student support staff. Some of the essential functions of this position are general oversite of all Center accounts in the College and in the University Foundation, Purchasing, Budget projection, HCS liaison, month-end, and annual expense reports, monitoring paid time and leave, developing project benchmarks for student workers, arranging travel, writing training materials, digitization of files and conducting annual inventory. Composes office correspondence, answers questions from the public, maintains the Center’s calendar, and main webpage.

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies is committed to researching, preserving, and sharing the history of rural Kansas. Through the establishment of a research lab, archives, curriculum, and publications the Chapman Center will link the community of learners at Kansas State University with the communities of the past. The stories and lives of all peoples who shaped the history of this region are significant; and as a premier land-grant institution, Kansas State University supports and encourages the recovery of lived experience, lost towns and settlements, original lands, and changing landscapes. An important objective of the Center is the creation of a website storing histories of lost towns that are easily accessible by the internet. The Chapman Center is committed to continually adding to and upgrading the site with the goal of listing most Kansas lost towns.

Why Join Us:

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies seeks to strengthen rural Kansas communities while advancing student learning. Led by faculty mentors, the CCRS fosters engaged undergraduate research and digital scholarship. As a Center of Excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Chapman Center welcomes the expertise of different disciplines and recognizes the signal contributions of diverse Kansas communities past, present, and future.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in an administrative support position
  • Demonstrated ability in performing highly detailed tasks, including manipulating spreadsheets and data entry
  • Demonstrated ability in operating computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, and scanners

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional (non-related) references with contact information

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by September 4, 2020.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$13.14 - $16.25 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Department: 3670020015 Chapman Center

Job no: 509614

Work type: Staff Part Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Office / Clerical, Customer Service

Pay Grade: 05A

Advertised: Aug 25, 2020 Central Daylight Time

Applications close: Open until filled

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