Student Administrative Communications Assistant

Posted on January 21st, 2016

Essential functions
• Perform administrative support for CSUV staff and management.
• Coordinate and prepare general correspondence, reports and other documents.
• Provide reception and phone support, managing a multi-line telephone system, greeting and directing guests.
• Support staff in assigned project based work.
• Proactively maintain office supplies and equipment.
• Perform office errands as necessary and assist in projects and tasks as assigned.
• Help develop and implement marketing strategies for social media and website.
• Assist with writing and/or editing copy and updating website with fresh content.
• Assist with annual college award ceremonies and other special events.
• Assist with various communications and campus outreach tasks.

Experience:
• One year office management or administrative experience in a professional, corporate or university environment with the desire to participate in the communications and social media goals of CSUV.
• Outstanding customer service performance.
• Excellent communication skills, oral and written, adapting use to a complex, fast-paced, multi- faceted environment.
• Experience with computers and software applications, MS Office preferred, with considerable internet experience and extensive use of MS Outlook for scheduling.
• Evidence of a high level of confidentiality, integrity and ethical behavior.

Expectations:
• Follows policies, procedures and operations of CSUV and CSU Research Foundation, using discretion, judgment, tack and poise.
• Effective, creative and harmonious interactions with coworkers.
• Executes directives quickly and proficiently with little or no supervision, assimilating new concepts and processes.
• Analyzes situations, set priorities and brings about timely, accurate solutions. Responsible for follow through of all projects, managing time and projects effectively.
• Assists in the promotion of CSUV, CSU and all activities.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Team oriented and positive with a supportive work ethic, anticipating staff needs and planning accordingly.
• Driver’s license, reliable transportation and valid insurance coverage.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Office and environments.
• Necessitates movement from dept. to dept.
• Use of personal vehicle for travel; company pays standard mileage rate for work related activities.
• Physical ability to maintain continuous hours of standing and/or sitting, along with filing involving bending, lifting, stretching.
• Manual dexterity to input data on keyboard, i.e. computer, calculator, telephone, FAX.

Note: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in an office environment.

• Typical office environment and equipment.
• Typically sitting at a desk or a table.
• Ability to work in a multi-level office building and to travel by walking and use of vehicle to on and off campus locations.
• Typical standing or walking, bending, lifting and stretching.
• Repetitive hand, wrist or finger movement.

CSU Ventures, Inc. (CSUV) is a 501(c) (3) organization legally separate from Colorado State University (CSU) that provides public-private partnership, education and outreach, and commercialization support to CSU.

Note: This position is an at-will position in accordance with the laws of the state of Colorado and the United States federal government. This job description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Send resume and cover letter to: lisa.dunbar@colostate.edu