Temporary Employee (TES) Full-Time

Carnegie Mellon | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 6/12/2024
Description Did you know that you could have the opportunity to work in a position with good benefits, and learn new skills in a temporary position with a world-class research institution? The Temporary Employment Service (TES) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is committed to supporting the success of its staff members and offers excellent benefits along with an opportunity to grow your career with Carnegie Mellon. TES is a highly recognized internal resource that provides temporary administrative support to a dynamic campus population. We provide you with a platform to showcase your abilities while growing valuable new skills. You will have the opportunity to enroll in university staff medical benefits while working in an environment of collaboration, professional development and service that support departmental and university strategic goals.

Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of individuals who share our values and are equally as passionate about engaging with a campus community that excels in creativity and supports innovation. In temporary assignments with us, you will be responsible for providing outstanding clerical and administrative support to staff and faculty in business, academic or research environments throughout the university with proficiency and integrity. Vital qualities include effective communication and outstanding attention to detail along with reliability and technical expertise. Your ability to demonstrate initiative, think critically and resolve issues creatively will help ensure a positive work experience. Being a member of the TES is an ideal way to become familiar with this extraordinary university; its innovative people, vibrant campus and deeply-rooted values.

These are temporary full-time positions.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating large and small events; seminars and conferences, registration, reserving meeting space, catering, facilities and technical resources, etc.
  • Coordinating and maintaining office calendars, prioritizing and coordinating meetings, gathering and disseminating meeting materials
  • Assisting other employees with diverse projects as needed
  • Preparing travel arrangements and building travel itineraries
  • Supporting financial transactions; expense reimbursement submission/tracking and procurement card reconciliation using Oracle Financials
  • Performing complex data entry and database maintenance
  • Preparing reports and assisting with presentation preparation; proofreading and writing
  • Interacting with students, staff, faculty and other guests in a professional reception desk atmosphere

You should demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management and strong organizational abilities
  • High degree of accuracy; Detail orientation
  • Flexibility and ability to multi task effectively; comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Confidentiality


  • High School Diploma or equivalent combination of training and experience required; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior administrative/office support experience; one year experience preferred
  • PC proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Prior experience in a university environment preferred


  • Successful Background Check

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits available to eligible employees.

Those employees who are benefits eligible have the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of advantages from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to an enticing retirement savings program offering a generous employer contribution. You can also unlock your potential with tuition benefits and take well-deserved breaks with ample paid time off and observed holidays. Finally, rest easy knowing you are covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance.

Other perks include a free Pittsburgh Regional Transit bus pass, our Family Concierge Team to help navigate childcare needs, fitness center access, and so much more!

For a comprehensive overview of the benefits that may be awaiting you, explore our Benefits page.

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role and responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique skills and the diverse perspective you bring. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it’s about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in an exciting opportunity with an exceptional organization?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function


Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information:

  • Please visit Why Carnegie Mellonto learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits
  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
  • Statement of Assurance

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