Responsibilities include coordination of the daily operations of the department. Specific accountabilities include: greet visitors and ensure reception area creates a welcoming environment; ensure efficient execution of administrative procedures and processes central to the department; respond in a timely manner to requests for information and refer to other resources as appropriate; manage calendars, itineraries, contacts and correspondence of department; coordinate with vendors and service providers; assist with onboarding new employees; and maintain adequate office supplies and other material required for the operation of the department, which may include researching services and pricing, processing quotes, creating PO's and requisitions and submitting for timely payment. Maintain department records, research information, analyze data, prepare reports, edit and format documents and presentations, and produce standard reports. Responsible for departmental communication to include: website maintenance, newsletters, posters, invitations, etc. Responsible for all aspects of planning and execution of department events and functions, including travel arrangements. Monitor departmental budgets and report on status, variances, and potential issues. Responsible for building and/or room scheduling and service requests, as required. Coordinate work and/or schedules of student or casual wage employees, as assigned, including processing web time entry. May be responsible for the timely and efficient execution of special projects, additional activities, committees and other work unique to the department, division or function, as assigned. The position may require working on departmental initiatives and projects that may be outside the scope of accountabilities.
- Solid skills and experience in Microsoft applications, including Excel, and the Google suite of software (especially Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Calendar) are essential. – Capacity to work well independently and with little direction. – Requires strong verbal and written skills, accuracy, attention to detail, flexibility, and willingness to take on new assignments. – Ability to interact in a collegial manner with a culturally diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. – Ability to coordinate multi-faceted projects, manage data, and oversee projects to completion. – Must be able to manage confidential and sensitive information. – Must understand and respect the value of diversity in higher education.
- Previous experience in an academic setting desired. – Budgetary management experience. – Experience with Concur or other travel expense software is a plus.
Associate's degree, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills are obtained is required.
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