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Graduate School
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Employment Opportunities

Office Specialist III

Apply nowDepartment: 3670050010 Dean of Graduate School
Job no: 502358
Work type: Staff Part Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan
Categories: Administrative/Professional


General Description of Position:

Administrative Support for Graduate Council. Coordinates Graduate Council in collaboration with the Dean and Associate Deans. Serves as the communications interface between the Deans, Graduate Council, the four standing Council subcommittees, and graduate program directors and department heads.

Information about the College/Unit:

With over 4,000 graduate students, Kansas State University offers advanced education and training in traditional as well as in interdisciplinary graduate programs — ranging from the fine arts to molecular biology. 

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Five years of experience in office/clerical work. Training in the use of personal computers and office software, general office practices, office administration, mathematics, English grammar. Good Communication and interpersonal skills are required to effectively work with faculty, staff, students, supervisors, colleagues and the general public. Good oral and written communication skills in the English language to give and receive instructions and information. Customer service skills are needed to support service oriented environment of the Graduate School. Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently are also necessary in this position. Proficiency in highly developed computer skills using Microsoft Office (to include Word, Access, PDF, Excel and PowerPoint), Internet search engines, Adobe, email and electronic calendars. Ability to determine deadlines, set priorities and meet established time lines Discretion in handling confidential information and materials. University or academic experience with knowledge of Kansas State University.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately, and until the position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:                       


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.