Professional Aide

Michigan State University
In State

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 727972
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 05
Major Administrative Unit / College: Asc Prov For Univ Outreach & Engagement
Department: Communities Of Place 40000813
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: In State
Categories: On-Call, Temporary
Unit Position Summary

The MSU Detroit Center is looking for a temporary office assistant to assist in fostering a welcome environment to the groups and people who utilize the building while providing excellent customer services to students, faculty staff and other guests by answering phone, responding to emails, and triaging services that are undertaken in the Center.

Office Assistant will also be responsible for other administrative tasks such as

  • Set up/ event spaces and provide audio-visual/technical assistance
  • Document event and building attendance census records
  • Perform various tasks, including typing, copying, and answering the phone.
  • Monitor and stock supplies
  • Maintain accurate records of event schedules, set-up requests and adapt to changes
  • Update scheduled events on website and maintain social media presence for Center
  • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned by the Facility Coordinator and Director.
Desired Qualifications
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills; have the ability to communicate effectively online, over the phone, and in person; have the ability to maintain accurate logistics and records.
  • Facility management experience.
  • Good problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Must be able to work as part of a diverse team to accomplish group goals.
  • Reliable transportation
  • Have an appreciation for diversity and sensitivity toward a variety of ideas and values.
  • Ability to assume leadership roles and complete all assigned tasks.
  • Be a positive representative for Michigan State University and adhere to and enforce the rules and regulations of Michigan State University.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


2-3 Professional References

Work Hours

Evenings and Saturday may be required


Advertised: Apr 11, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


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Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

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Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.


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