Circulation Assistant

Staff Non-exempt Boston, Massachusetts


Suffolk University is pleased to announce a career opportunity for a Circulation Assistant! The Circulation Assistant assists patrons and helps supervise the student workers at the circulation/reserve desk, including hiring, training and scheduling. This position is also responsible for opening and closing the law library, maintaining the course reserve and general collections, answering basic questions at the circulation reserve desk, and enforcing university and law library policies. This position also supports and works on projects for the law library director and assistant director.  Suffolk University offers free tuition as part of a generous benefits package!  For more information about Suffolk's benefits package visit:   Suffolk Benefits

Job Description:

Open and close the law library (the law library’s normal hours are 8:00 am – 11:00 pm weekdays and 9 am – 11:00 pm on weekends); assist patrons at the circulation/reserve desk; maintain patron records, course reserves, and the general collection; perform routine walk-throughs and safety checks; help manage study room reservations; will be required to work one weekend day

Provides administrative support to the law library director and assistant director and works on special projects as assigned by them

Assist with hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising student workers


Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
• Library experience strongly preferred
• High level of efficiency with Microsoft Office applications like Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Supervisory experience preferred
• Strong comfortability with learning new technologies
• Keen attention to detail and strong time management and analytical skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Commitment to professionalism and providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness
• Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations
• Must be creative and proactive
• Must be flexible

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.