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Front Desk Support Spec

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Administrative Assistants

Job Description

The Front Desk Support Specialist will serve as a member of the Front Desk Support Group at Fralin Life Sciences Institute reporting to the Executive Assistant. The position is a part-time wage position and will be primarily responsible for supporting various front desk activities, such as opening and closing procedures, greeting customers, answering the phone, providing security and calendaring assistance, distribution list membership management and conference facilities scheduling and support. During times of high volume, absence or as needed, this position will provide general administrative assistance to the Executive Assistant in support of senior leadership and event-related tasks. This is a part-time position with a flexible working schedule Monday-Friday between 7:45am-5:15pm.

Required Qualifications

Experience with administrative support duties in a multifaceted fast-paced office environment performing tasks such as: greeting clients, calendaring, preparing documents, supporting events, etc; experience with postal procedures and proficiency with related tasks and documentation. Demonstrated strong customer services skills. Demonstrated ability to work seamlessly with team members and independently on own tasks. Demonstrated computer proficiency with Microsoft software products and Google email, calendar and applications. Must be dependable, highly organized, detailed-oriented, be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and possess excellent time management skills. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with administrative duties in support of high-level administrators.

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Review Date

June 28, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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