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Administrative Assistant - Cooperative Extension Program

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  • 28-Sep-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Full Time
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    The Fort Valley State University Cooperative Extension Program is seeking candidates for the Administrative Assistant position. The administrative assistant is responsible for performing a wide range of administrative office duties and programmatic support functions in the office of the Associate Dean for Extension/Administrator, Cooperative Extension Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Recognize and provide excellent customer service.
    • Must be computer literate and possess good typing skills.
    • Must be familiar with FVSU process of routing payment requests and the submission of contracts and requisitions.
    • Must be able to process travel authorizations, service agreements, etc.
    • Answer professionally, screen and transfer inbound telephone calls.
    • Manage incoming and outgoing mail.
    • Receive and direct clientele/visitors.
    • General clerical duties including typing, photo copying, scanning, faxing and mailing.
    • Proof materials as requested by the Associate Dean for Extension.
    • Order supplies, maintain inventory, bookkeeping and recordkeeping.
    • Receptive to training designed to enhance job skills.
    • Maintain electronic and hard copy filing system for retrieving documents.
    • Ability to resolve administrative problems and inquiries.
    • Prepare written responses to routine inquiries.
    • Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails.
    • Open, sort and distribute incoming correspondence.
    • Schedule and coordinate meetings, zoom appointments and travel arrangements.
    • Prepare agendas for meetings and prepare schedules.
    • Document/record minutes of departmental meetings.
    • Occasionally represent the department at open houses outside of regular office hours.
    • Performs other duties as assigned (i.e., prepay hotel and airline requests, for Extension Program Leaders and CARET representatives, as needed).
    • Make plans for Congressional Hill visits for Cooperative Extension employees, the College of AG and CARET representatives.
    • Must be able to supervise student employees.
    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Seven (7) years relevant experience
    Working conditions

    • Regular schedule is Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm
    • This position is with Cooperative Extension, evenings after 5pm or weekends are not required, unless a special program is scheduled.
    • Occasional travel at least twice a year for conferences.
    Physical requirements

    • Performs repetitive tasks periodically
    • Required to stand or walk (i.e., some Extension Programs, deliveries to other departments) occasionally.
    • Lift and /or move 25 pounds.
    Direct reports

    • Student employees as necessary
    Fort Valley State University
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