ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT I
Number of Vacancies:
College of Health Professions / Occupational Therapy
Scope of Job:
To provide skilled and routine administrative support to the Program Director for the department of Occupational Therapy doctorate graduate program and the departmental staff and/or faculty in an academic or non-academic area. Responsible to perform routine administrative support assignments for a department head. Maintains routine financial data, which includes monthly budget and status reports.
Description of Duties:
• Provides direct administrative support to the administrator of a department.
• Types letters, memos, reports, requisitions, and other material from notes and rough drafts.
• Composes routine correspondence for the signature of the supervisor which requires knowledge of subject matter and/or departmental procedures.
• Handles travel arrangements for supervisor and other office personnel.
• Orders supplies and arranges for repair of equipment.
• Reviews bookkeeping information and performs other routine bookkeeping tasks, including reconciliations.
• May assist in the preparation of budgets, grant requests, class schedules and other periodic reports.
• May assist in processing and maintaining various student forms and requests for the appropriate review and approvals.
• May provide general program information and materials to students and/or direct students about the Occupational Therapy Doctorate program.
• May assist in coordination, planning, and/or staffing of departmental meetings and special events as needed for outreach, recruitment & education.
• Processes personnel actions upon direction of the supervisor.
• Monitors complex records and prepares reports from a variety of materials.
• Monitors expenditures and income against the budgets, maintains accurate accounting ledgers and facilitates monthly reconciliations of accounts.
• Maintains departmental and supervisor calendar and prepares daily schedule.
• Organizes and maintains filing systems.
• Screens visitors and telephone calls.
• Acts as a receptionist.
• Receives, sorts and distributes mail.
• May track vacation, arrange for back-up coverage and process time cards for any assigned employees.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the OTD program coordinator and department chair.
Specific supervision from Department Chair or Director of a Department with less than 10 regular FTE’s.
May supervise assigned support staff and temporary employees.
Associate degree in a related field or experience as outlined below.
Two (2) year of office administrative experience. Experience may be substituted for education on a 1-on-1 basis
Experience obtained within higher education.
Knowledge of the use of personal computer, word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Excellent, usual office environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and verbal skills.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:
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Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/28308
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