Administrative Associate 3
Administrative Associate 3
Job Number: 84509
The Department of Neurobiology in the School of Medicine is seeking a highly qualified, enthusiastic, and motivated Administrative Associate to support central administration and up to 4 faculty members, including 1 HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) investigator. The individual will provide a myriad of administrative project management and operational duties, with limited supervision. This administrator will also assist faculty with research grant proposals and reports. This is an excellent opportunity for a strong administrative associate who is seeking more than a general administrative role, and who would like to develop expertise supporting department and lab operations.
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.
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.
Adhoc projects and participate in LEAN initiatives. Active participation in weekly Huddle meetings.
Serve as custodian and verifier for purchasing and travel cards. Advise department card users on allowable and appropriate use of PCards and TCards.
Perform other general office duties, including but not limited to, ordering and maintaining office and kitchen supplies, handling incoming and outgoing mail, making copies.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Computer-literate with a PC computer. Experience with Microsoft/Windows operating systems, familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and experienced in the use of either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox browser. Working knowledge of email client software such as Microsoft Outlook. And familiarity with Stanford Campus Systems (IProcurement, PCard, SU Expense Requests) a plus.
Ability to work with strict deadlines
Ability to work independently and prioritize activities after receiving general guidance
Accuracy in grammar and spelling very important.
Experience maintaining websites desirable
Knowledge of scheduling systems especially in an Academic setting highly desirable
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
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, and 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.
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
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4103
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: F
- Requisition ID: 84509
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
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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