Reports to: Director of Institutional Assessment & Library Services
FLSA Category: Non-Exempt
Average Hours per Week: 32 (0.8 FTE)
The Library Assistant is an on-campus position that provides skilled paraprofessional library services to the students, faculty, and staff of The Seattle School. The Library Assistant’s working location will be split between the library and the front desk (adjacent to library). Primary responsibilities include supporting the library as well as serving as the first point of contact for those entering the school to ensure a consistent and hospitable experience for everyone.
Essential Library Functions
- Staff the Library Desk, Monday-Thursday afternoons.
- Provide circulation services such as loaning, renewing, checking-in, and reshelving library materials.
- Scan and email materials for remote library users.
- Mail library materials to students who live outside the Puget Sound area.
- Provide assistance and basic training to patrons in the use of library resources.
- In coordination with the Office of Students & Alumni, scan or convert and post assigned course readings into a machine readable format for students with accessibility needs.
- In coordination with the Office of Students & Alumni, request accessible course texts, uploading to student folders, and notifying students of fulfillment.
- Perform other library support services including shelf reading and maintaining the library in a clean and orderly condition.
- Provide occasional assistance to Academic Services, such as digitization of files, data entry, and supporting a variety of student learning experiences.
Essential Front Desk Functions
- Staff the Front Desk, Monday-Thursday mornings.
- Greet and direct visitors, students, staff, and faculty, providing a welcoming presence.
- Forward incoming phone calls and emails.
- Manage incoming and outgoing mail, including the recording of checks received and postage meter maintenance and training.
- Monitor and order office, shipping, and hospitality supplies, coordinating products for use by all departments and students.
- Provide occasional clerical task support to other departments.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Must be able to work on-campus, Monday through Thursday (flexible: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM preferred).
- Previous library experience is a plus but not required.
- College degree preferred; Associate’s degree and/or high school diploma with 1-2 years in library or clerical/office role acceptable.
- Ability to produce quality work, attention to detail, and reliable attendance required.
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills required.
- Understands the balance of functioning in various roles at the same institution, complying with all necessary confidentiality and regulatory requirements.
- Familiarity with Google Suite, online library databases, and other web-based resources preferred.
- Demonstrated competence (or willingness to learn) in operating office machinery.
- Ability to work independently and as a creative and collaborative team member in a frequently changing environment.
- Familiarity and appreciation for the mission and values of The Seattle School.
Compensation & Benefits
The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology provides competitive compensation (DOE) and benefits. For this full-time position we offer generous paid time off; retirement benefits; a bus pass subsidy; tuition assistance benefits; medical, dental, life, LTD insurance and a Health Savings Account.
This position will remain open until filled, with preference given to applications received by Sunday, September 12, 2022. If you would like to apply, please submit your resume, a completed application and a cover letter to email@example.com. Current students are not eligible.
Application Deadline: September 12, 2022 12:00 pm
About the Employer
Established in 1997, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology resides in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Seattle School offers three interdisciplinary graduate programs: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Master of Divinity, and M.A. in Theology & Culture. Focused on a transformational education through deep relationality, the school is committed to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships. Employees at The Seattle School strive to hold the capacity to see relationally and to see each other beyond social categories, allowing room for the complexity and nuance that is asked of us to live as the global body of Christ.
Federal employment non-discrimination rules preserve the freedom of faith-based organizations to hire according to faith. State and local employment civil rights laws include a similar exemption for faith-based organizations such as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.