Part Time Receptionist

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Department: Geonetric

Type: Part Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level


The Receptionist is a friendly voice and smile to welcome all callers and visitors to our new building in the NewBo District! It takes a true extrovert to greet employees, vendors, visitors, and the mail carrier with enthusiasm each day. It takes a social person to answer the first, and fiftieth, phone call with a warm greeting. We have a pretty cool culture here at Geonetric, and we need the perfect person to be our first impression!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

While you might get to work on just about anything at Geonetric, you’ll primarily:  

  • Welcome all visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone
  • Direct visitors to appropriate location by giving instructions or connecting them with their contact
  • Maintain security by keeping logbook
  • Manage mail by maintaining tenant and Geonetric contact information and mailboxes, coordinating UPS and FedEx pick-up and delivery and preparing mailings for Geonetric
  • Distribute mail for all tenants of Geonetric building
  • Assist with Geonetric building event coordination by posting building agendas, confirming meetup reservations, and sending building communications (e.g. Facebook, Gmail, and event signage)
  • Order office supplies
  • Coordinate Geonetric catering events by ordering food
  • Assist in Geonetric and building event planning and scheduling, (e.g. Geonetric holidays and SHSMD webinar scheduling) and working events
  • Assist with Café, including making coffee and clean-up tasks
  • Assist with new hire set-up tasks
  • Assist with facility manager duties as assigned
  • Assist with other clerical duties and team support projects as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High school degree required, associate’s degree preferred
  • Previous customer service experience required
  • Previous experience in an office setting preferred

Professional Skills

  • Computer experience required
  • Excellent communication skills required
  • Phone skills preferred
  • Microsoft Office experience preferred

Other Skills and Abilities

In addition to being an amazing Receptionist, you’ll need to fit into our unique culture and be:

  • Self-organized. There are no managers at Geonetric. You’ll be a part of a self-organizing team, with no one “supervising” you. You should naturally get a lot of high quality work done to completion without outside pressure.
  • A doer. You need to be capable of identifying and resolving obstacles, using strong reasoning skills and creative thinking to get things done. You need to have a strong attention to detail, a drive for quality, and a willingness to see things through to completion.
  • Flexible. You need to be able to work in an environment in which there is substantial ambiguity; things change rapidly and often, and you need to adapt to new ways of thinking.
  • Self-aware.  You need to be able to see yourself and your own behaviors from the perspective of others – and understand how your behaviors affect those of your peers on your self-organizing team.
  • Driven to improve. You need to have a strong desire to be better tomorrow than you are today. You are constantly seeking ways to improve your own work. You’re passionate about your discipline.
  • A solid communicator.  You need to be able to take input from many sources, think through that information, and present concise, clear recommendations to technical and non-technical people.


"Geonetric welcomes diversity. It makes us an equal opportunity employer and a fun place to work full of people with different backgrounds, perspectives, and skills."

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