Administrative Specialist to the Department Head
Position Summary: This position supports the administrative functions of the English Department. As the sole office manager, the position provides the Department's primary interface with the public, students, parents, university administrators, faculty, and other staff. The person in this position should be able to act independently on the phone, via email, with person-to-person office contacts to answer a wide range of questions concerning the program protocols, schedules, and policies. He/she makes arrangements to organize and support department functions, graduation ceremonies, scheduled events such as lectures, retreats, and meetings. This position requires excellent verbal and written communications skills. Consistent and regular attendance is vital to providing reliable support. Other duties include: working with the foundation funds, supporting endowed chairs with their travel and speaker arrangements, helping with the preparation of tenure and promotion dossiers, assisting with the graduation ceremony. This position also handles confidential information.
Responsibilities: Perform administrative duties Screen telephone calls, receive messages, schedule appointments and meetings, and answer various correspondence for the Department Head. Provide information and/or instruction on departmental policies and procedures to faculty, staff, and students, and distribute information if necessary. Assist with the job searches. Sometimes as many as three searches are in progress at a time, with as many as 200 applications for each search. This process also includes making appointments for interviews at SAMLA and MLA. On campus interviews require making travel arrangements, arrange hotel accommodations, schedule appointments with departmental faculty, and with the Dean's Office. Senior faculty appointments also require appointments with the Provost and Graduate School.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and four years of progressively responsible office experience OR Associate's Degree and two years of responsible office experience OR Bachelor's degree.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.