Coral Gables, Florida
Jul 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami Facilities Operations & Planning Division is seeking a Senior Administrative Assistant who performs both technical and complex administrative projects as well as general clerical work in support of the day-to-day operations of the assigned unit. Applies independent judgment in the completion of assignments which include data compilation and analysis, the development and preparation of unit and project budgets, and monitoring unit expenses. May act as a lead to lower level administrative staff assigned to the unit.

• Maintains calendars, types, composes correspondence, orders office supplies, prepares financial forms (e.g.
• IDRs, BEFs, work orders, check requisitions for department), answers telephones, takes messages, transfers calls, greets visitors, answers routine questions, and directs visitors according to their needs.
• Completes special assignments requiring collecting, organizing, and analyzing data which may be the basis for significant decisions; performs complex assignments; resolves issues and problems referred by staff or the supervisor.
• Assists in developing and preparing budgets by compiling information to support projected expenditures in specific areas such as operating costs or travel costs; advises management of issues including trends, funding levels and expenditures related to these costs.
• Provides advice regarding budget projects, and monitors work unit's expenses; prepares summary financial reports and statistical information related to work unit's budget, accounts, activities, program clientele and operations; has signing authority and makes purchasing decisions.
• May act as a lead to lower level administrative staff within the unit; plans, organizes and oversees the activities and operations of the office unit; trains and assists in performance evaluations of assigned personnel.
• May establish and implement work unit procedures; ensures completed work products meet required timelines and standards of quality and quantity.
• Resolves unique situations where each contact must be handled differently using judgment discretion.
• May provide ancillary support to physicians, clinical activities, business services, student services, etc...



High school diploma or equivalent.


Minimum 4-7 years of relevant office experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the University’s core values of diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, compassion, creativity and teamwork
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communications.
  • Proficiency in data entry and typing.

Certification and Licensing:



All work performed is expected to be in accordance with the University’s DIRECCT Values, Service Standards, and Leadership Behaviors.

  • Primarily exercises discretion, confidentiality, and independent judgment in daily communications, tasks, and activities.
  • Provides routine and general administrative support for the staff of the Vice President’s office.
  • May provide support to other units/managers as needed.
  • Manages and maintains office space and equipment: signage, building maintenance, document disposal, equipment inventory, conference room maintenance. Manage office operations: seating/floor charts, staff list, key logs, on boarding, off boarding.
  • Provides direct customer service, interfacing with other departments to identify and resolve challenges.
  • Prepares correspondence and maintains project files both electronically and in hard copy. Prepares confidential correspondence, reports, and other complex documents.
  • Assists in the preparation of presentations including research and writing.
  • May coordinate activities and tasks of the work-studies of the Vice President’s office.
  • Contacts or responds to contacts and requests from high-ranking individuals inside or outside the university.
  • Coordinates office service activities such as conference room reservations, supply inventory and ordering of supplies.
  • Other duties assigned.


The following sections capture the physical demands and working environment that are required for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

Conditions of extreme heat or

extreme cold Never

Wet/Humid conditions Never

Fumes/Dust/Dirt/Smoke Never

Confined areas Never

High places Never

Equipment in motion Never

High noise levels Never

Environmental hazards Never

Exposure to TB Never

Exposure to Blood-borne Pathogens Never

Exposure to Radiant Energy Never

Outdoor/Exposed areas Never

Equipment Used

Operate vehicles Never

Use hand tools Never

Use power tools Never

Physical Requirements

Sitting Frequently

Standing Frequently

Walking Frequently

Stooping/Climbing Occasionally

Carrying Occasionally

Kneeling Occasionally

Crouching Occasionally

Bending Occasionally

Crawling Occasionally

Reaching Occasionally

Handling Occasionally

Sensory Requirements

Vision Constantly

Depth Perception Frequently

Color Vision Frequently

Peripheral Frequently

Concentration Frequently

Use of keyboard or

touchscreen Frequently

Talking Frequently

Feeling Frequently
Smelling Frequently

Apply online. Position #P10008534

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!


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