SAFS is Hiring! Hourly Student Assistant Opportunity

hiring_graphicThe School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences has a temporary opportunity for an outstanding hourly student assistant to provide a variety of administrative support assistances in a fiscally-focused role.

Do you have creative problem solving skills and the ability to independently identify solutions to a variety of issues? Are you detail-oriented? Do you take initiative on projects and prioritize project work? If you answered yes, you may be the student assistant we are looking for!

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assisting with monthly budget reconciliation including follow-up on missing documents
  • Creating budget and grant file folders
  • Copying, faxing and sorting various documents
  • Maintaining records, performing electronic mail tasks
  • Filing reports, receipts, and other documents
  • Entering data and maintaining various accounting of grant/budget logs or databases including verifying and processing fiscal/accounting data, performing basic computing, calculating and manual or automated posting of data; making corrections as required
  • Assisting with travel-related accounting processes
  • May occasionally deliver or pick up grant proposal/award documents between the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences department and the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Grant and Contract Accounting office, or other campus departments
  • Serving as back-up telephone and in-person contact, receiving visitors, responding to inquiries regarding office/departmental policies and procedures (requires substantial knowledge of school policies and procedures)
  • Sorting and distributing office mail if needed
  • Performing other related duties as required/assigned


  • Experience in administrative support and office operations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, database management software; familiarity with Access is desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of audiences and individuals including students, donors, faculty, administrators, and students is essential
  • Team work orientation
  • Flexibility to meet changing needs
  • Ability to take initiative on projects, prioritize project work, and use good discretion in contact and communications with various audiences
  • Creative problem solving skills and ability to independently identify solutions to a variety of issues
  • Detail-oriented
  • Must be a UW student

This position is available November 1. Hourly wage is based on experience.
Please send your resume to Jessica Roshan at jroshan at

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