Administrative SpecialistThe University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Administrative Specialist.
Position Details LocationGulf Park
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, Mississippi, 39560
United States DivisionCollege of Ed and Psychology GP Position TypeStaff Employment StatusPart Time Grant FundedNo Salary Range10.00 - 12.00 Posting Close Date5 Days After Posted
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach a resume and cover letter.
Supporting the Education and Human Sciences unit at the Gulf Park campus of The University of Southern Mississippi, the part-time administrative specialist reports to the local area coordinator. The administrative specialist assists in all clerical, daily tasks needed to support the academic and administrative functions of the main office.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
1.Acts as academic support for the School/Unit to include, but not limited to, corresponding with prospective students, preparing and sending necessary student forms, maintaining appropriate student files and working with faculty, staff, students and university community to assure student success.
2.Assists with preparation of course scheduling, room reservations and student scheduling needs.
3.Maintain and reconciles all school budgets in a timely manner. Assist university units and external agencies with budget requests. Prepare budgetary forms, obtain appropriate signatures and route to appropriate entity. (i.e. Purchase Orders, Permission to Travel, Reimbursement Voucher, etc.).
4.Maintain and track school inventory. Conduct regular inventory audits. Assist in state mandated audits. Order course and lab supplies, as requested.
5.Process necessary forms for school maintenance, supply purchases, awards, etc. through the University and Foundation. Prepare appropriate hiring paperwork for faculty, staff, adjuncts, student employees, etc.
6.Provide administrative support for the area coordinator including, but not limited to, event planning, calendar/scheduling and correspondence and will perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesProficiencywith a PC and keyboard to perform data entry
Ability toread and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenanceinstructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to writeroutine reports and correspondence in Microsoft Office.
Ability tomaintain cooperative relationships with colleagues
Excellentinterpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills.
Ability toexercise discretion, confidentiality and judgment in dealing with sensitiveissues.
Experienceworking in academia. Knowledge of SOAR/Peoplesoft.About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.