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Administrative Associate

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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administrative specialist II

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), invites applications for a full-time administrative specialist II. EECS is the largest department in the Tickle College of Engineering with more than 55 full-time faculty members who are respected, world-class leaders in their fields, and are dedicated to teaching students and aiding them in developing the technical and communication skills necessary to have successful careers.

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Administrative Specialist II is responsible for supporting the Department Head, Chief of Staff, and Business Manager. This position will also provide customer service to undergraduate students and the faculty of this large academic and comprehensive research department.  Primary duties and responsibilities include: Assist undergraduate students with schedules, exceptions, meeting minutes, advising appointments and backup department receptionist.  In addition, compiling and coordinating the department academic timetables each semester, scheduling classrooms for the timetables and coordinating/planning department events throughout the year, and supervising one office staff member.

Additional information regarding the department may be viewed at  UTK is recognized by Forbes magazine as on of America’s best places to work and offers competitive benefits that can be reviewed here: UT Benefits

Minimum Required Qualifications

    High School degree or equivalent is required and a relevant business Bachelor’s degree is preferred.Excellent leadership, administrative, and problem-solving skills  Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skillsProficiency with Microsoft Office applications Ability to multi-task and work independently but also in a team environment is necessary.2 years’ work experience in office environment.
Preference will be given to individuals with experience at a comprehensive research university, and/or working knowledge of SAP software. Event planning experience is also preferred.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Interested individuals should provide a resume and cover letter.

Job: Other Admin Asst/Secr/Clerical
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Electrical Engr & Computer Science
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 12, 2022, 3:18:44 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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