Student Services
work hours
Part Time
position type
Federal Work Study

The receptionist offers hospitality to individuals visiting Bethany Center, acts as switchboard operator, cares for the mail as well as other items as assigned.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Offer hospitality by welcoming visitors, directing them to appropriate places, connecting them with people they are coming to see, signing for packages, updating the welcome sign and directory.
  • Act as the switchboard operator, answering the phone, updating the main phone line message.
  • Care for the mail and related items, distributing the mail, taking Bethany’s mail to the Earlham College post office, addressing questions from the Earlham post office personnel.
  • Serve as cashier for merchandise sales, tracking sales, setting up and taking down displays, receiving and documenting sales.
  • Respond in emergencies by listening for emergency announcements and informing the community of action needed to remain safe, updating the voice message when the building is closed unexpectedly.
  • Receive work assignments from the Administrative Assistant for Admissions & Student Services to be completed while you are working at the desk during slow times.
  • Other duties as may reasonably be assigned.
Skills Required:
  • Clerical experience preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate by telephone or in person ; a warm and welcoming presence; ability to respond to requests in a friendly, encouraging way
  • Professionalism
  • Ability to work as part of a team
Physical Demands:


Reports To:

Business Office Assistant

Days of Week:

Monday through Saturday

Time of Day:


Hours Per Week:

21-28, can be worked by multiple people.

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