Summer Office Assistant

Position: Summer Office Assistant 

Location: University of Portland Campus 

Department: University Events  

Genre: Guest Hospitality Services 



Position Summary:

The Summer Office Assistant role will be responsible for supporting The Events team in all aspects of summer conferences and events. This includes all guest-facing communications (over the phone, in person, and electronic communications), securing reservations, reporting, as well as aiding in room checks for the arrival / departure of our summer conference guests.  


Dates of Availability:

The Summer Office Assistant is required to be available from May 7, 2022 - August 10, 2022. This position typically requires 10-15 hours per week in May and 5-10 hours per week for the remainder of the summer.



  • Pay for this role begins at $14.00 per hour; increasing to $14.75 per hour per Portland Metro minimum wage increase effective 7/1/2022 
  • On-campus housing in shared living space
  • Meal points for on-campus dining 



In this guest-facing role, you will be responsible for the following: 

  • Ensuring each guest is greeted in a pleasant, and courteous manner 
  • Ensuring each reservation, request, or question is addressed in a timely manner
  • Ensuring team is assisted with guest lodging, meals, meetings, and other arrangements to help ensure guests needs are met
  • Responsible for managing and delivering UP ID Cards for all guests while maintaining excellent records
  • Assisting in preparing billing and invoicing for conference participants
  • Attending all necessary team meetings
  • Available to work in an “on call” basis as requested
  • Other duties as assigned 



  • Current UP Student in good academic standing, able to provide verification of Fall 2022 enrollment  
  • Must be available to work each of the aforementioned dates 
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, lift up to 30 lbs., climb and descend stairs unassisted 
  • Must be able to sit / utilize a computer for extended periods of time 
  • Must maintain a good working relationship with all internal and external contacts
  • Must maintain a professional presence at all times, including behavior and attire
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and successfully complete the UP HR driver’s safety training 


Supplemental Questions - Applicants must address each of the statements below to be considered for this role: 

  • Please share any customer-service related duties in prior roles. 
  • Please provide an example of a time you went “above and beyond” to assist in a role. 
  • Are you available to work each of the dates mentioned under the “dates” section of the job description? Please share any vacation dates you have planned. 
  • If not selected for this role, would you be interested in one of our other summer conference-related positions? 


To Apply: please email your resume and answers to the supplemental questions.


*If selected, you may have to fill out another application at a later date*