Pacific University MFA in Writing

MFA Administrative Assistant

Pacific University’s low-residency MFA in Writing program is seeking to hire an administrative assistant, responsible for coordinating administrative activities and performing clerical duties. Position is full-time and requires travel to twice-yearly residencies, which involve weekend work.

Apply to join a small and nimble and collaborative staff located in Portland’s Pearl District whose work supports the creative lives of our students and faculty, including Chris Abani, Ellen Bass, Kwame Dawes, Claire Dederer, Pete Fromm, Mahtem Shiferraw, Paul Tran, Willy Vlautin, and others. Main responsibilities include office management; collaborating with colleagues in offices across the University (including the Business Office, the Registrar, Bookstore, etc.); bookkeeping and budget monitoring; tracking student progress; updating and maintaining student files in FileMaker; and recruiting, scheduling, and managing work-study students and contractors. Ideal candidates will be highly organized, self-motivated, and detail-oriented. Salary range: $45K, with benefits. Write Scott Korb, Program Director, with questions: smkorb@pacificu.edu.

Fully committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse staff, faculty, and student body, Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer interested in receiving applications from individuals who can contribute to the human diversity of the community. The MFA program and Pacific University are encouraging candidates from under-represented groups to apply.

Studies have shown that candidates that are female and/or BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications they find in the job description. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.

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Contact Information

Scott Korb
530 NW 12th Ave
Portland
OR
97209-3001
Contact Phone: 
(718) 813-6428
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