Administrative Assistant for Hunter Conservatory
Located in the historic community of Walla Walla
vibrant and beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an
intellectually diverse, dynamic, welcoming and supportive community
of some 500 staff and faculty serving approximately 1,500 students
from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional
students, accomplished faculty and staff, and a fiercely loyal and
growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to
build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of
the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
is cultivating a community built on inclusion and
belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer
historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage
applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights
from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning
environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment Opportunity
employer (EEO) .
The Administrative Assistant for Hunter Conservatory has
responsibility for providing administrative support to the eight
faculty members with offices in the building. The position is for 5
hours a week during the academic year, preferably for one hour each
day up to a total of 195 hours.
- Distribute mail.
- Submit work orders for maintenance and custodial issues.
- Ensure main office equipment is functional.
- Organizing repairs with service representative when
- Assist faculty in scheduling classrooms.
- Order office and lounge supplies when needed.
- Prepare offices for new faculty arrivals.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES
Individuals must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they
possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the
essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable
- Demonstrates general office skills including spelling,
proofreading, composition of correspondence and use of general
office equipment including telephones, calculators, computers, copy
and fax machines.
- Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet programs, as
well as the ability to learn specialized computer programs.
- Ability to contribute positively and actively to the College's
core values of diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism.
- Ability to work in an open office setting with frequent
interruptions from telephone calls, faculty, staff, students and
visitors who enter the building. Ability to work under pressure,
handle multiple tasks, and prioritize tasks is essential.
- Essential communication skills, both oral and written, are
necessary to relate diplomatically to faculty, administrators,
students, parents, visitors, other campus departments and outside
constituencies. Must be able to deal with emergencies and
complaints while maintaining a caring and cooperative
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Highschool Diploma and one year of relevant experience.
Defined Contribution Retirement Plan.
Paid Time Off: vacation and sick accrual based on hours
Learn more about benefits eligibility here
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION FOR JOB CANDIDATES
Contact Human Resources regarding requests for disability
accommodation in the employment application process.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled.
For full application instructions and position description,