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Front Desk Receptionist
Date Posted 08/05/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is seeking a Front Desk Receptionist to be the first point of contact for walk in traffic and phone calls on our Twin Cities campus.  This role provides support and assists with admissions processing for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP).  This full-time position will work Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Receptionist job responsibilities include: 

  • Provide friendly and effective customer service
  • Greet students and staff
  • Respond to visitor information requests
  • Answer, respond to, and/or transfer phone calls
  • Monitor reception email and respond in a timely manner
  • Deliver incoming mail to mail boxes and manage packages
  • Maintain the reception area, keeping it clean and free of clutter
  • Contact security and maintenance by radio for urgent matters

Admissions job responsibilities include:

  • Receive and scan documents, note receipt, and monitor application files
  • Create new admission folders for processing
  • Generate inquiry and acceptance packets for applicants and accepted students
  • File and maintain physical transcripts 
  • Utilize CRM System to move applications through review stages
  • Monitor various reports to proactively correct data 
  • Assist the admission office with special projects and administrative support
Essential Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience: 

  • A demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service 
  • Strong attention to detail and organizing skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact successfully with a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Prior receptionist and customer service experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, and CRM experience preferred

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Ellen Bakke
Contact Email ebakke@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V
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