Staff Position

Office Assistant CAPS - Salem

Position Details

Job ID # 18-969
Department College of Adult and Professional Studies - Salem
Reports To Salem Campus Director of Academic Services

Position Summary

This position is responsible for a variety of tasks and excellent customer service.  The office assistant will work independently and interdependently with the administrative staff at NU Salem.  The position will assist the campus leaders with data, computer support, communications assistance, and project support.  The work performed requires a general knowledge of general NU and NU Salem programs and operations along with advanced computer skills.  This position is .6 FTE, with work normally performed Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  

Essential Functions


  • Provide friendly, positive, and warmly professional customer service on the telephone, in person, and electronically to students, faculty, staff, guests and others.
  • Seek out and engage warmly and regularly with students when they are on campus.
  • Receive deliveries and distribute them to the proper locations.
  • General office duties.


  • Manage mail, correspondence, and communications internally and externally as needed.
  • Assist the administrative staff with data entry, projects, and reports.
  • Assist faculty with office-related tasks.  
  • Research, gather data and organize information for reporting and other purposes.
  • Monitor equipment performance and purchase office, custodial, and other supplies.
  • Assist with or initiate set up, tear down, and clean up for campus events.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.


  • Work with the librarian at NU to manage library holdings and check-out systems. 
  • Assist the receptionist in shelving books and maintaining library records as needed.


  1. Three or more years of job-related experience.
  2. Ability to consistently communicate respectfully, warmly, and professionally to people of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  3. Advanced skills in organization and prioritization of work assignments.
  4. Advanced computer skills using Microsoft programs.
  5. Strong knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  6. Self-directed, and able to work collaboratively as a team member.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  8. Proven ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.

Working Environment

  • Work is generally performed indoors in a typical office setting.
  • Frequently required to be in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.

Physical Demands

The functions are usually performed while sitting, but may involve some amount of time standing, stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting (max. of 25 lbs.), walking, carrying, reaching, stretching, climbing, perform repetitive motions of the hands or wrists and other movements.  The abilities of seeing, hearing, and speaking are also required.  

Lifestyle Standards

Recognize, understand, and agree to live by the spiritual, moral, and ethical standards of Northwest University, as outlined in the Employee Manual.

Application Procedure

Please submit your resume, a letter of interest describing your qualifications, and a completed application form to the Human Resources office. Applications are available online (, or in the Human Resources Office of Northwest University.

You may submit your package by mail, scan and email, or fax.

Northwest University
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Fax: (425) 739-0695

Inquiries regarding staff positions may be made to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest University
5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-5749
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Northwest University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in admissions and access to, employment, or treatment in its programs or activities. Northwest University is an "At Will" employer.

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