The Keck Center for Language Study ( Part-Time No Benefits )

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Job CategoryCasual WagePosition TitleThe Keck Center for Language Study ( Part-Time No Benefits )Full Time/Part TimePart TimeDivisionDean of the FacultyDepartmentHumanitiesDepartment Statement

The Keck Center for Language Study provides support for the learning and teaching of foreign languages at Colgate. We provide the technological and pedagogical expertise needed to give students and faculty the tools they need to most effectively learn about world languages and cultures.

The position of Keck Center Office Manager will work closely with the center director to oversee a staff of student workers and help promote the center. The Office Manager will also manage the daily affairs of the Keck Center, including taking minutes in the meetings of the Language Council, coordinating meetings times for the Language Council, and providing assistance for the Upstate Institute’s Foreign Language Program.


Office Management
· Coordinate student work schedules
· Assign and oversee the execution of tasks by student workers
· Manage the inventory of technology that is loaned out to users
· Oversee the reservation of Keck Center spaces
· Ensure that proper cleaning and physical distancing procedures are followed

Additional Responsibilities
· Coordinate cultural and language-focused events, including advertising the events on campus
· Oversee the social media accounts of the Keck Center
· Take minutes in meetings for the center director as needed
· Schedule meetings for the center director as needed

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

Professional Experience/ Qualifications
· Experience working in a multilingual and multicultural setting
· Ability to use both Mac and Windows PCs
· Experience using the Google suite of tools
· Ability to quickly learn to use new technologies
· Experience working with college-age students in an academic setting

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
· Experience working in higher education
· Experience overseeing college student employees
· Experience teaching others to use technology
· Experience with using social media to advertise events
· Experience studying or speaking a non-English language


Bachelor’s degree preferred. We will consider a combination of education and comparable work experience.

Physical RequirementsOther Information

Please address additional questions regarding this position to Cory Duclos [email protected]

Requisition Number2020CW013PostingTemporaryYesWork Schedule

This is a casual wage position that will work approximately 12-18 hours per week during the academic year. This will include some evening hours.

Job Open Date09/01/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions SummaryEEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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    Posted: 9/2/2020
    Application Due: 12/1/2020
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