Communications and Events Specialist (Administrative Associate 3)

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Communications and Events Specialist (Administrative Associate 3)

Stanford University

Job Number:
81642


JCC: 4103

Grade: F




Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

The Department of Chemical and Systems Biology with 12 faculty, 49 graduate students, and 44 postdoctoral fellows, seeks to advance biomedical science through molecular and quantitative approaches, focusing on basic science research and translating laboratory discoveries into new clinical therapies. The department is one of the premier systems biology departments in the country, attracting stellar graduate students and fellows who advance to positions as top scientists and academic leaders in their field.

We are seeking an energetic and organized Communications and Events Specialist (Administrative Associate 3) to manage the department's regularly occurring events and activities with limited supervision. The Specialist will work with the Student Services Manager and other staff to plan and execute events involving outside speakers, alumni, faculty, students, and postdocs. The ideal candidate will also create and lead event related communications through various internal and external platforms, including social media, to build core audience, and reach and engage alumni.


Duties include:

  • Act on behalf of the supervisor, department manager, or chair in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.
  • Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
  • Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.
  • Plan and schedule calendar(s) with limited consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
  • Create complex reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems.
  • Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions; produce, monitor, and reconcile budget statements; research, identify, and resolve discrepancies. May assist with capital or special equipment requests and/or vendor selection.
  • Coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services completion. Plan and coordinate office moves and/or minor renovation projects.
  • May lead staff or supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.

* - Other duties may also be assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

High school diploma and four years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.
  • Demonstrated success in following through and completing projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others.
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
    • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
    • Frequently sitting.
    • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
    • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.


    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.



    WORK STANDARDS:
    • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
    • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
    • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu


    Job:

    Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
    Schedule:
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    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.







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    Posted: 1/9/2019
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