Careers at Bucknell

Casual Administrative/Clerical Pool

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Position type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Clerical / Support, Other

The purpose of this posting is to build and maintain a pool of candidates for casual and short term positions to provide clerical/administrative support to various departments at Bucknell University. Casual positions are available depending on University or department needs including peak or high workloads, temporarily filling positions during organizational change, and covering staff absences.

The casual posting will be reposted every 12 months and applicants will not be transferred to the new posting. To continue to be considered for a casual position, you will be required to re-apply every 12 months from the posting date.

The casual pool, maintained by Human Resources, is not designed to be an automatic temporary to permanent arrangement. However, on occasion, a regular (non-casual) position may become available in the department in which you work. Based on your performance, you may be invited to apply to be considered for the regular position along with other applicants.

It is important to note that applying to the casual pool does not guarantee employment. The application will provide us with information about your skills, experience and qualifications so that we can contact you if a suitable casual vacancy arises.

If you would like to be considered for casual employment with Bucknell University, please complete the online application which will include a resume, cover letter, and professional references. Please use the cover letter to expand upon skills and experience as well as your availability.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds. Although requirements will vary for each open position, qualifications that are generally required for clerical/administrative positions include things such as: high school diploma or equivalent; proficiency with computers as well as word processing and spreadsheet software; and specific administrative/office experience.

You will be able to access your account with your username and password at any time to keep your application and resume updated.

If you wish to apply for any other positions advertised on the Human Resources page (www.bucknell.edu/hr) page, you will need to apply directly to that specific position.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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