Assistant to the Chair, School of Accountancy

Job description

University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 12,000 students in the undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as a Doctoral/Research University with high research activity. The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,600 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. We offer a variety of majors and minors, including two bachelor degrees, five MBA degree programs and seven specialized master's degrees.

Position Summary

This is a full-time, benefited position that is responsible for advanced office management and administrative work requiring initiative and independent judgment. Tasks include general office management, reception of visitors and answering of telephones, assisting faculty and students with course needs and bureaucratic challenges, managing mail services, supervising student workers, generating and distributing communications to constituents, and planning departmental events. Position is also responsible for managing departmental processes (tenure reviews, hiring procedures, scheduling lectures, requesting classrooms and meeting rooms, processing reimbursements, etc.) and monitoring departmental budgets. Position is also responsible for supporting unit alumni and advisory boards. Incumbent would be located within the School of Accountancy. Incumbent may have contact with high level administrative offices requiring use of business vocabulary, tact, discretion, and judgment.

The person holding this position will perform varied advanced office management and administrative work unique to the work unit requiring initiative and independent judgment. Incumbent works independently under general direction and handles problems and non-routine situations by determining the approach or action to take and interprets guidelines, procedures, policies, and practices. Must provide excellent service to students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to those from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized communities, and promote the values and practices of inclusive excellence, especially with regard to issues of gender, sexuality, and other intersecting identities.

Essential Functions

Office Management, Administrative, Customer Experience

  • Provide reception and manage office area including interface with visitors, students, faculty, and the public.
  • Answer email queries.


  • Monitor departmental budget including processing paying invoices, submitting expense reports, submitting purchase requisitions and orders, submitting contracts to legal.
  • Reconcile and report on a monthly basis.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma.
  • 2 years work experience in office support role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3 years work experience in office support role within a university setting.
  • Experience in technical writing, graphic design, marketing, and project management.
  • Outstanding business, professional, and/or academic/technical writing skills preferred.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, April 19th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 6.

Hourly Range
The hourly range for the position is $20.00 - $22.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, available market information, and course enrollment, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493683
Posted: 4/12/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable