Job description

Duties: Anthropology is the study of humans, past and present. In the Penn Anthropology Department, our individual research topics engage a range of contemporary issues, including corporations and finance, media and communication, migration and demographics, science and technology, health and environment, heritage and identity, race and gender, violence and social control, poverty and rights, and political and economic development. This research informs the courses we teach. Anthropology is the involved social science. It is scientifically rooted and actively engaged. It moves with the times. It makes a difference.

The Administrative Assistant to the department, under limited supervision, provides administrative support to faculty and staff of the Department of Anthropology. This is a varied and active position responsible for daily receptionist and mail distribution duties as well as managing common spaces and equipment. Other responsibilities include assisting with the Department's colloquium series and other events, making purchases and payments, posting news and informational updates on the Department's website and social media, and assisting with various administrative tasks such as copying, proofing, and otherwise preparing documents.

Qualifications: A High School Diploma or GED and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with basic software and web-applications including the Microsoft Office Suite. Self-motivation and ability to multitask are essential, as are excellent written and verbal communication skills and customer service.

Reference Number: 02-26444

Salary Grade: 024

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: Anthropology

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: X-Secretarial/Administrative




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Posted: 7/29/2017
Application Due: 7/29/2018
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