Posting InformationPosition TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleExecutive Assistant - ContributingWorking TitleExecutive AssistantPosition Number20013831Vacancy IDP011923Budgeted Hiring Range$39,236-$47,000Pay Band Information
To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.Salary Grade EquivalentGN06Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pmDepartment Name and NumberChemistry-318300Date First Posted08/27/2020Closing Date09/10/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryAdministrative/Clerical SupportDepartment Description
The UNC Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) is headquartered in the Chemistry Department at UNC Chapel Hill, and focuses on research in Solar Energy, with 100 faculty, staff and students, and with partners at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, North Carolina State University, Emory University and Brookhaven National Laboratory. The UNC SERC Executive Assistant position provides administrative support to the Center.Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.Position Description
This UNC SERC Executive Assistant will assist the Directors of the UNC Solar Energy Research Center (www.efrc.unc.edu) in the Chemistry Department at UNC Chapel Hill with a variety of administrative activities involved with running a major research Center. Duties will include meeting scheduling and support, administrative activities, budget and account support, management of web-based information databases, fielding inquiries, providing administrative support with grant proposals and post-award reporting, drafting non-technical materials and correspondence, event planning and management.Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
High school diploma or equivalency and three years of progressively responsible administrative/office management experience; or Associate’s degree in secretarial science, business administration, or a related discipline and one year of progressively responsible administrative/office management experience ; or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration or a related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
The UNC SERC Executive Assistant position requires strong computer skills and a high level of experience and proficiency with current versions of the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Applicants should possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, with an ability to communicate clearly and professionally; a positive problem-solving attitude; the ability to work independently and as an effective team member; self-motivation and highly developed organizational skills; the ability to multi-task with an attention to detail and accuracy.
Bachelor’s degree is preferred, ideally in business administration or a related discipline with a minimum of 3 years’ related experience in progressively responsible positions. Experience in academic administration or in a research setting, with demonstrated experience in conference and event planning is preferred. Manuscript-editing experience is preferred.
Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and videoconferencing tools would be an advantage. Experience with PeopleSoft finance systems in a university setting would be helpful.
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Curriculum Vitae / Resume
- Cover Letter
- List of References
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Executive Assistant position.
- Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate degree preferably in business administration or a related discipline.
- Associate's degree in secretarial science, business administration, or a related discipline and 1 year of progressively responsible administrative/office management experience
- Combination of post-high school education and/or progressively responsible administrative/office management experience area to equal at least 3 years. (eg. Associate degree and 1 year of experience)
- High school diploma/GED and at least 3 years of progressively responsible administrative/office management experience
- Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and administrative/office management experience to equal 7 years. (1 year of high school and 6 years of related experience)
- None of the above
- * Please describe your administrative experience
(Open Ended Question)
- * How would you rank your knowledge of Microsoft Office?