University of North Texas Dallas - Senior Administrative Associate (Temporary)

Mar 31, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the temporary position of Senior Administrative Associate. Dates of employment could range from mid-April to early August.The UNT Dallas College of Law is a new public law school whose inaugural class started in fall 2014. The College of Law has seated classes in fall 2014 and fall 2015 and now has approximately 370 law students. Each year, the College of Law intends to add a new incoming class with a full-time division of approximately 80-90 students and a part-time evening division of approximately 40-60 students. To earn the Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree typically takes three years for full-time students and four-years for part-time students.The College of Law?s goals are: (1) widening access to legal education for those who could be superb legal professionals but who cannot realistically access a legal education given factors including location, cost, and the current role of the LSAT in admission to and financing of law school; (2) providing an educational program focused on excellence in developing practice related competencies, through a curriculum mapped to those competencies and using best instructional practices, including multiple formative and summative assessment throughout, engaged class design, and a spectrum of experiential education; (3) creating opportunity for our students by keeping tuition and debt low and producing graduates with high value and ability in multiple segments of the market for legal services; (4) becoming a national leader in advancing understanding of best legal education practices, of professional formation, and of the relationship between legal education and the evolving practice and business of law; (5) improving access to justice for underserved legal needs; and (6) serving as a valuable partner in civic engagement with the City of Dallas and the North Texas region.More information is available at the UNT Dallas College of Law web site: position is at UNT Dallas College of Law, 1901 Main Street, in downtown Dallas. The position is responsible for receptionist duties in the Dean?s Suite which includes welcoming and directing visitors by greeting them, in person or on the telephone, and for answering or referring inquiries. Dean?s Suite visitors include students, faculty, staff, attorneys and judges, donors, university officials, elected officials, and others. Position duties require some independent judgment and decision-making.Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:?This position is responsible for routine administrative support to the Dean?s Suite.?Assists with preparing materials, reports, and responses to official inquiries from internal and external constituencies.?Directs and relays telephone, fax, and email messages to the appropriate persons.?Creates and maintains filing systems.?Assists with special event logistics including room assignment; announcement, invitation, handout preparation and distribution; catering and logistical arrangements; support scheduling.?Reviews communications of various types and refers to appropriate department, faculty or staff for disposition.?Coordinates executive communications, including those requiring a high degree of security and sensitivity.?Serves as a backup to other administrative assistants. May provide administrative support to the Dean?s assistant, as needed.?Distributes mail.?Must be able to work scheduled office hours normally between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or as otherwise required.?Perform related duties as required.The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit ? and takes actions to prevent ? discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.