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Coordinator, Health Sciences Purchasing

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Job Number 2009065
Coordinator, Health Sciences Purchasing

Closing Date: 10/16/2020
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Position InformationLocationEastview Campus
Note: Occasional travel to other campuses may be requiredHoursM-Fr 8-5occasional evening and weekend hours may be required. SalaryCoordinator 2/119 ($36,730.00 - $52,472.00)FLSA StatusNon-ExemptReports ToDean, Health SciencesCriminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area. As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
  • Our Mission

    The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area. For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

    ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes. As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.General Statement of Job

    To coordinate the efficient purchasing requests of assigned equipment, supplies and services for Health Sciences Division through the application of relevant laws, regulations and purchasing procedures, and provide administrative support and assistance.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains, verifies and edits various accounting reports and databases.
  • Provides assistance and information to students, the public, and departmental faculty regarding health sciences programs and Audits purchase orders, invoices and quotes for accuracy.
  • Compiles data and prepares reports.
  • Serves as liaison to vendors and Health Sciences Division.
  • Conducts research regarding invoices, general ledger entries, and other issues.
  • Provides assistance with special projects as required.
  • Reviews documents for validity and accuracy of information; files and distributes related paperwork.
  • Enters data into computer systems; compiles documentation, prepares worksheets and generates reports.
  • Provides information and assistance to Health Sciences Division; assists with account information and policies; responds to requests for information within the span of authority.
  • Delivers one-on-one training to Department Chairs with an emphasis on conveying new processes, contract information, or products.
  • Provides assistance with the solicitation process including legal and product research.
  • Coordinates procurement process and purchasing activities with various levels of management.
  • Prepares and enters purchase requisitions and verifies product and source validity, model numbers and item descriptions.
  • Purchases supplies, equipment and services for the Health Sciences Division through Colleague PR entry, Blanket Purchase Orders and P Card.
  • Prepares and submits budget transfer, reimbursement, and travel requests for Health Science Division.
  • Prepares and submits W-9 and Vendor Application for new vendors to Purchasing for Colleague ID assignment.
  • Works with the Dean, Health Sciences to reallocate funding within programs in the Health Sciences Division based on need, historical spending trends. Provides recommendations on how historically unspent funds can provide maximum impact.
  • KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Office procedures and practices. Customer service techniques. Purchasing terminology, methods and processes. Purchasing requisitions preparation. Online ordering systems and purchasing application software. Knowledge of equipment and supply needs of health sciences programs.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    Preparing purchase requisitions, quote sheets and sole source criteria as required. Making recommendations that impact some or all Health Science Division budgets. Managing the budget within Health Science Division. Determining allocation of budget among departments. Maintaining an established work schedule. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy. Effectively using organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow-through. Entering data, maintaining files, and performing other clerical duties. Implementing purchasing policies and procedures. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships. Providing customer service to internal and external customers. Conducting internet research. Effective writing skills, including grammar and punctuation. Maintaining data and information tracking systems. Coordinating purchasing activities in relation to equipment, supplies and services. Complying with all laws and regulations in relation to purchasing and contracts. Technology Skills

    Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.Required Work Experience

  • Two years related work experience.
  • Preferred Work Experience

    Progressive work eperience in a purchasing/procurement environment. Required Education

  • High school diploma or educational equivalent.
  • Preferred Education

    Associates Degree preferred in Accounting or other related areaOther Preferred Qualifications

    Certified Public Purchaser (CPP) Certification Physical Requirements

    Work is performed in a standard office environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds.Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
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  • Updated 09/10/2020
  • ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

    DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

    As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.




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    Posted: 10/3/2020
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