Staff Assistant

Company Information

Company Name: Rochester Sorenson VRS Interpreting Center

Position: Part-time

Start Date:


Rochester, NY
United States

Job Information

Job Description for Staff Assistant

  • This is a part-time co-op opportunity, 20 hours a week position.  Flexible hours 8am-5pm, Monday – Friday.
  • Must be available Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 Semester.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®) is a free service that enables deaf and hard-of-hearing callers to conduct video relay calls through a qualified ASL interpreter. SVRS® Sorenson Communications empowers the deaf and hard-of-hearing community to communicate with both, deaf and hearing family, friends or business contacts using video relay service. This free, 24-hour service empowers you to place and receive calls with a professional American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter via a videophone and a high-speed internet connection. In addition, the services enable hearing callers to contact deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals as well.
The successful Office Assistant will provide support to the VRS management team by handling a wide range of administrative and office support related tasks. Must be able to work independently with little supervision. This person must be well-organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people and varied business needs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • All Sorenson employees are part of a team and must be willing to adhere to Sorenson policies and procedures, with special attention to confidentiality of information handled within the center.
  • Complete basic administrative tasks with direction from local management.
  • Assist in maintaining office space, files, records, and equipment with guidance from local management team.
  • Work effectively in a team environment; receive support from and provide support to colleagues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet performance expectations with minimal supervision.
  • Communicate with and keep management updated on a regular basis.
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to complete other duties as assigned.
  • Drive locally to other offices as needed and be able to pick up office supply needs.

Job Requirements for Staff Assistant

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:

  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office (including Excel) or equivalent.
  • Internet skills including use of e-mails, group messaging and information gathering.
  • Basic Math and English skills.
  • Must be able to understand and follow basic instructions and communicate problems and issues.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Business experience/training an advantage.
  • Previous office experience up to 2 years preferred.

Other General Requirements/Additional Notes

  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Physical Demands: general office work, lifting up to 30 lbs., keyboarding, sitting for lengths of time, driving a car.
  • Positive attitude, team player, good interpersonal communication skills and able to work across company departments.


Please e-mail letter of interest and resume to Jo Ellen DiGiovanni, Rochester Director:
E mail:
Jo Ellen DiGiovanni, Director
Rochester Sorenson VRS Interpreting Center, Rochester NY
Sorenson Communications
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Sorenson Communications is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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