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Receptionist Assistant

Employer
Houston Community College System
Location
Houston, Texas, West Loop Center
Closing date
Jul 28, 2021
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Receptionist Assistant🔍Houston, Texas, West Loop CenterNew📁Administrative & Clerical Support📅21001MA Requisition #📅Jul 11, 2021 Post DateThe Organization Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees. The Team Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, and financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people. We are currently seeking a Receptionist Assistant who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service. The Opportunity We’re looking for a Super Star to be the face and voice of HCC. Picture yourself making a direct and significant impact on the lives and success of students by providing critical information about Houston Community College. Be the friendly face and facilitator for student success. If you can answer multiple phone lines, provide students with general information about registration, financial aid, testing, counseling, etc., and refer them to the right person or department - all the while greeting visitors with a movie star smile – we’ve got just the job for you! Location Houston is a city with limitless possibilities: • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55. • 145 languages are spoken here.• Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.• Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.• The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round. • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.• With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene. • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines. If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away. It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565. HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion. SUMMARYOperate multi-line telephone system to relay incoming and intra-system telephone calls. Provide information and directions to callers and visitors in an efficient and courteous manner. Communicate with a culturally diverse population. Under direct supervision, perform basic front office duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Answer and transfer telephone calls, handling multiple lines. Expedite phone calls by giving clear, concise, specific information. Provide excellent customer service to all callers and visitors. Provide current and correct information to visitors and callers. Provide students with general information about registration, financial aid, testing, counseling, etc., and refers students to appropriate person or department. Greet visitors and directs them to appropriate personnel or department. Maintain and update phone list for college offices and departments. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. EDUCATIONHigh school diploma or equivalent required. EXPERIENCEOne (1) year of related experience required; two (2) years preferred.Prefer switchboard experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESExcellent communication skills, including phone skills Knowledge of schedule, catalog, events, calendar and other college/system events and activities Knowledge of all telephone functions, such as hold, transfer, conference calling, etc… Ability to listen and to understand oral communication Customer service skills Neat personal appearance This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities. EDUCATIONHigh school diploma or equivalent required. EXPERIENCEOne (1) year of related experience required; two (2) years preferred.Prefer switchboard experience. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESExcellent communication skills, including phone skills Knowledge of schedule, catalog, events, calendar and other college/system events and activities Knowledge of all telephone functions, such as hold, transfer, conference calling, etc… Ability to listen and to understand oral communication Customer service skills Neat personal appearance

Company

Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development, and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society.

Houston Community College offers more than 300 degrees and certificates as well as over 2,000 courses.

Working at HCC

Houston Community College System (HCCS) employs a competitive hiring process for Faculty, Staff and Administrators. We offer a wide-range of benefits for our employees and their family members. To view our employee benefits, visit HCC Summary of Benefits. We employ full-time, part-time/adjunct and temporaries for a composite institutional staffing of approximately 6,000 employees.

About Houston

Houston is a business leader and has a vibrant economy with an abundance of amentities and resources. The City of Houston is home to more than 2.2 million people and the Greater Houston area has a population of more than 5 million. The city has a diverse mix of food, music, sports, amenities and resources.

 

 

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