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ADFM Office Assistant

Department: Art
Reports to: ADFM School Administrator
Supervises: N/A
Pay Grade: B, Non-exempt
Compensation:: $28,000

Work Schedule:

Full-time, Year Round, M-F


Create an integrated and immersive educational experience embedding concepts and skills with humanities, sciences, critical & contextual studies in order to foster the development of a holistic and sustained practice.

The School of Art Design Film + Media at Cornish includes the following four programs: Foundation, Art, Design, and Film + Media. The Office Assistant will provide administrative and clerical support to the ADFM School Office, assisting the Administrator in the day-to-day operations of the office in supporting the programs. 


  1. Serve as a courteous and informed first point of contact for visitors, including students, families, faculty, staff, and guests.
  2. Provide administrative support to the ADFM Administrator, faculty, staff and students.
  3. Assist with the day-to-day operations of the ADFM office.
  4. Manage phones, email, list serves, calendars, and other communications to ensure timely and considerate responses. Oversee office mail and package distribution daily.
  5. In consultation with the ADFM Administrator, produce correspondence and materials for the office including letters, marketing materials, reports, etc.
  6. Coordinate catering arrangements, producing programs and nametags, scheduling locations, and making other arrangements to ensure successful program outcomes.
  7. Work in compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to maintain private student information; Interface with the greater campus community providing information to students, faculty and staff about office functions, policies and procedures; communicate with other administrative units to assure compliance with timelines.
  8. Schedule, attend and participate in a variety of meetings, when requested prepare and distribute agendas and minutes.
  9. Operate a variety of computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Internet based applications and other applications as required;
  10. Operate office equipment including facsimile, copiers, phone, voicemail and other equipment used to conduct work.
  11. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree plus 1 year of experience in a related role or equivalent combination
  • Able to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks
  • Ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students, and staff
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, responsible, and able to work effectively under supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely and compatibly with a diverse student body, faculty, staff and other colleagues
  • Occasional lifting up to 30 pounds and standing on ladders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a not-for-profit environment
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Able to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively
  • Able to deal with unexpected tasks and situations
  • Flexibility
  • Good organization skills
  • Open to learning and responsive to change
  • Adaptability, openness, curiosity, humor
  • Good interpersonal skills and professionalism

Application Procedures

For consideration please submit cover letter and resume to:

Cornish College of the Arts
Human Resources
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121


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Incomplete applications will not be considered

Equal Opportunity Statement
Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.

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