Front Desk Clerk

University of Victoria - Victoria, BC (30 days ago)

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Job Summary
In support of the overall goals of Residence Services, a unit within the division of Student Affairs, the Front Desk Clerk performs a variety of administrative and customer service duties in the Residence Services Main Office. Residence Services provides accommodation services, programming and education to the on-campus student community, in addition to providing a summer conference operation for off-campus customers. The Front Desk Clerk provides front-line service to both students and guests, assisting with day to day inquiries, taking payments, and making referrals to appropriate individuals and departments.

Reporting to the Manager, Conference and Customer Service, the Front Desk Clerk supports day and evening operations, seven days a week. In addition to providing customer service, the Front Desk Clerk provides administrative support, processes a variety of financial transactions, and maintains the key inventory for residence buildings.The Front Desk Clerk is knowledgeable about the range of services and activities provided by the various departments within Residence Services, as well as the procedures of the Main Office, and develops and maintains familiarity with general university operations in order to provide service and information to students and guests.

Job Requirements

Proven ability to provide excellent customer service in a fast paced environment on a daily basis
Strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrates good judgment, diplomacy, tact and discretion
Proven ability to pay attention to detail and accurately complete tasks, even during peak periods
Good written and oral communication skills
Good organizational and clerical skills
Ability to work with or without supervision

Specialized Knowledge/Education:
Demonstrated ability with MS word, excel and database software
Demonstrated math skills
High school graduation

One to two years recent cash handling and customer service experience in a hospitality, retail or higher education environment
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

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Additional Information
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