clarification about my job responsibilities and goals?

By info ·
I took a job impulsively. I took this job without a job description because it is related to my field. I have been in this job a month. I asked my boss for a description a week ago and haven't heard back on it. I am afraid that I will come off abrasive when I ask again. I believe that the "tasks" that she has me doing now are beneath me. It is just her and I in the office. The company just moved and let the graphics/membership/marketing person go. My title is "Membership/Education Assistant", but I haven't gotten any direction on this. Not only am I updating addresses and answering member questions, but I haven't gotten any goals for this position and I haven't been given any training on how to deeply inform members of benefits or parameters for recruiting new members. What does Education Asst mean? Just writing this out helped me to see that I have to ask for goals and some kind of job description. I understand other duties as assigned, but I am doing other peoples jobs like sending ad prices and coordinating festival things because the "Festival Assistant" that lives 3 hours away doesn't have access to the same files. I am not angry, but don't want to be used. I haven't been informed of any plans of on future job duties. HELP PLEASE!!!

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Welcome to the Jack of all Trades Job Position

by IC-IT In reply to clarification about my jo ...

I feel for you, but it sure sounds as if they want someone that can perform a multitude of tasks to keep the jobs flowing.

You may want to start organizing the work flow (and follow-ups) required to perform each task. This will give you a handy checklist (you may be able to transfer this detailed list to the next gopher).

Keep your chin up and become the go to guy.

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by wesley.chin In reply to Welcome to the Jack of al ...

This is the first time hearing of this Jack of All Trades position. What is the compensation for this kind of position compared to others?

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Overwork and Peanuts ;-) <NT>

by IC-IT In reply to Hm

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