Summer Student Employment - Political Science Office Assistant #1

Supervisor Jackie Baker (
Job Description

The candidate hired for this position will be a summer replacement for the regular Departmental Assistant. The ideal candidate must be able to carry out work responsibilities with little to no direct supervision, be detail oriented, and meet deadlines.

Job responsibilities will include but not be limited to running the department front office – answer phone and take messages as needed, data entry, scanning, photocopying, retrieving/delivering materials from various on-campus locations, filing, and assisting professors with research projects.

Candidates who have experience working on campus as an office assistant will be considered first for the position.

The candidate hired will answer directly to the professors in the department.

Required Education

Continuing student at Rhodes College.

Required Qualifications

Must be available to work full-time, Monday thru Friday from 9am – 4pm and be able to start as soon as the student employment office will allow. Must be proficient in the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to work alone with little or no supervision and follow directions closely.

Preferred Qualifications

Although not required, being a declared major in Political Science, Political Economy, or International Studies/Political Science is beneficial. Computer/technology skills beyond the basic are desirable. Ability to learn quickly, seek out info to self-teach, and ability to fill time productively.

Physical Demands

Must be able to stoop; reach and lift up to 30 lbs.; potentially long periods of sitting as most work will be done at a computer. May be times where climbing on a step ladder would be required.