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Office Specialist III

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 517323
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Human Resources, Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our dedicated team to help facilitate exemplary patient care and quality customer service. While there are many responsibilities of someone in this role, this position is primarily responsible for providing specialized, administrative support for the recruitment and onboarding of prospective hospital staff. This engaging position will also play an active role in the management of all personnel and staffing processes, as well as, ensuring smooth office operations on a daily basis. Excellent communication and organization skills will be key to succeeding in this multifaceted role.

Why Join Us:

The Veterinary Health Center is a teaching hospital that offers routine, emergency, and specialty care services. The VHC strives to provide exceptional care for patients from high-quality routine healthcare to state-of-the-art advanced therapy for seriously ill patients. The Veterinary Health Center is located in Manhattan, Kansas and is a vibrant college community with a population of over 55,000 in the Flint Hills. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes 24 vacation days plus other paid time off (holidays, sick, and discretionary), health insurance, life insurance, and retirement plans. To see what benefits are available, please visit:  www.ksvhc.org/about/employment/recruitment.html

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree; or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to operate a personal computer.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of administration; including organization, time management, adaptability, and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of diverse human behavior in organizations and appropriate management techniques that foster teamwork, creativity, and problem solving.
  • Understanding of basic onboarding and recruitment practices.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written communication.
  • Ability to contribute to the development and cohesion of a work team.

Other Requirements:

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

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$18-20 per hour 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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.

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