Edinburg, TX
May 25, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SRGV3948 Working Title ADMINISTRATIVE ASSOCIATE Number of Vacancies 1 Location Edinburg, Texas Department School of Medicine / Immunology and Microbiology FTE 1.0 FLSA Non-Exempt Scope of Job

To provide advanced and complex administrative support to a supervisor in a key administrative position. Responsible for many complex office decisions and administrative supervision of a medium to large size department, with minimal direction. Maintains financial data, which includes monthly budget and status reports.

Description of Duties

•Performs administrative duties related to work of large department or large administrative unit reporting to a key administrative or executive position.
•Maintains departmental records, property inventory, personnel files, employee time records and leave balances.
•Prepares agenda for meeting, schedules meetings, records and distributes minutes of meetings.
•May assist in processing various student forms and requests for the appropriate review and approvals.
•May provide general program information and materials to students and/or direct students to the appropriate student services resources.
•May assist in coordination, planning, and/or staffing of departmental meetings and events as needed for outreach, recruitment & education.
•Processes personnel actions upon direction of the supervisor.
•Processes purchase requisitions and orders, travel requests and reimbursements.
•Develops complex records and prepares reports from a variety of materials.
•Monitors expenditures and income against the budgets, maintains accurate accounting ledgers and facilitates monthly reconciliations of accounts.
•Drafts, types and issues departmental paperwork such as travel, employment, budget, facilities and property documents, and general correspondence.
•Advises departmental employees on policies and procedures.
•Maintains a wide variety of complex academic, fiscal, personnel and administrative records and files consisting of confidential and official matters.
•Requests departmental supplies and maintains control of supplies and inventory.
•Schedules travel and meetings for departmental personnel.
•Assists in the preparation of budgets, grant requests, class schedules and other periodic reports.
•Supervises clerical staff members, including monitoring the workload, work priorities and evaluating job progress.
•Performs receptionist duties, answers telephone, takes messages, greets visitors, screens calls and visitors, and makes appointments.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision by the Dean of a College, Assistant or Associate Vice President, an Executive Director or the Chief of a department with significant institutional impact and a staff of more than 25 FTE’s.

Supervision Given

Supervises and trains assigned clerical support personnel including work study and temporary employees.

Required Education

Associate degree in a related field or experience as outlined below.

Preferred Education

Associate degree in Office Management or related field.



Required Experience

Four (4) years of office administrative experience. Experience may be substituted for education on a 1-on-1 basis.

Preferred Experience

Experience obtained in a higher education setting.


Knowledge of use of personal computer, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Excellent, professional office environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

Physical Capabilities


Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 05/29/2019 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3
  6. Training Certificates
  7. Other Document
  8. List of 3 References
  9. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  10. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  11. Letter of Interest
  12. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  13. Additional Document

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