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Office Assistant

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Dakota State University
Working Title Office Assistant
Posting Number CSA00080P
Department DSU-Admissions
Physical Location of Position (City) Madison
Posting Text

Dakota State University is seeking applications for a full-time Senior Secretary in the Offices of Admission and Financial Aid. The successful candidate for this position will be an essential source of service to customers and assistance to office staff. Responsibilities will include general office coverage, response to phone calls or in-person inquiries, mail processing, as well as data entry and clean-up. From an admission perspective, the candidate would conduct applications of admission processing for new freshmen, transfers, and dual credit students – to include application data entry, fee waiver processing, incomplete application file follow-up, immunization reporting and error report clean-up prior to university enrollment report finalization each term. Financial aid tasks would include entering receipt of award letters, assistance with completion of entrance and exit loan counseling or promissory notes, processing of pre-claim letters for student loan borrowers who are delinquent in repayment, entering institutional scholarship data, and assisting with a variety of aspects of scholarship administration.

The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, meaning the ability to foster open communication in addition to writing and speaking effectively. This professional will meet customer needs by promoting teamwork, leveraging new technologies, and using their critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities daily. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate that they are detail-oriented, organized, and that they can prioritize and manage time well, while maintaining flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic work environment. A minimum of an Associate degree is preferred.

Posting Date 01/03/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 01/17/2018
Advertised Salary $13.54 - $15.92 per hour (FY18 GF Pay Grade)
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires No Requirement
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

Dakota State University is a state university located in Madison, S.D. DSU offers technology-intensive and technology-infused degrees in a variety of majors, from the associate to the doctoral level. Strategic partnerships with governmental entities and corporations have bolstered DSU’s position as a technologically forward-thinking institution. Both online and on-campus programs have been recognized for their quality, affordability and graduates’ job placement records, which are 100 percent for several majors.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, paid professional liability insurance, longevity pay and training opportunities.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three references. Applications will begin to be reviewed January 17th and continue until the position is filled.

Affirmative Action Statement

Dakota State University is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of minorities. We urge individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.

Diversity Statement
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
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