Office Manager

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Job Description
The University of Maryland, Baltimore Department of Pediatrics is seeking an Office Manager to join the Center for Blood Oxygen Transport and Hemostasis. The Office Manager will provide daily administrative support for the Center including general secretarial and bookkeeping activities, record maintenance, document preparation and dissemination, unit budget management, calendar planning, inventory and space management, etc., to ensure an efficient office.

UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual leave package starting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools. 

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

Essential Functions:

    Responsible for the day-to-day administrative support functions for a division or department. Develop and oversee department specific procedures for operations, budgeting, procurement and supply, hiring, and payroll, basic IT maintenance and space planning. Design and implement office policies by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; making necessary adjustments. Receive and screen telephone calls and visitors. Independently handles procedural, matters of significance, and inquiries. Gather information and disseminate office communications to pertinent parties. Manage and coordinate unit calendar. Ensure agendas, documents, and equipment are scheduled. Schedules and organizes complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and department activities for members of the unit. Ensure operations of equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. Establish standing supply orders (paper, toner, etc.). Research and is involved in telephone and computer requests, purchases, and maintenance. Restocking supplies, equipment setup and breakdown, catering requests, and general housekeeping of kitchen and conference rooms. Periodically analyze internal processes, equipment, and supplies, and implements changes to improve operations. Act as a liaison with other departments and outside agencies, which may also include high-level staff such as management team. Handle confidential and non-routine information and explains policies when necessary. Follow up and resolve all business office issues or concerns and advises management as necessary. Establish and manage business records. Develop and maintain record filing system, file classification, tracking, and retention schedule. Gather material and interpret data to prepare recurring administrative reports. Develop and provide input for office/operational unit operating budget. Achieves financial objectives by managing the annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Manage the integrity of the office and unit rooms. Oversee space planning, moves, change requests for space, furniture or equipment. Investigate potential property for lease. May supervise office staff including hiring and performance assessments.

Education: Bachelor's degree.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in administrative or business operations work.

Other: Related experience may be substituted for education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery.

Hiring Range: Approximately $56,000 - $64,000, commensurate with education and experience.

UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Pediatrics
Job Posting: May 10, 2022
Unposting Date: May 31, 2022, 10:59:00 PM


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