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Administrative Associate 3

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Stanford University
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School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

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Administrative Associate 3🔍School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United StatesNew📁Administration📅6 days ago Post Date📅103228 Requisition #

Administrative Associate 3

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school encompasses 23 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs. H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. As the university’s largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.

The Department of Biology is seeking an excellent experienced administrator to fulfill the role of Administrative Associate 3 (AA3) to our Department Chair, one additional faculty and their lab members. This is a 100% FTE, continuing, non-exempt position. This position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting (hybrid of working on-site and off-site), subject to operational need.

The AA3 needs to be independent, strong, detail-oriented, and able to cope with the demands of a very challenging and rewarding position. The AA3 needs to be a strong partner to the Chair and faculty, a leader to other administrators, and a role model for success and professionalism. The Biology department is the center of life science research at Stanford. Our mission is to lead in understanding life, from molecules to cells, and organisms to ecosystems. The Biology faculty are committed to excellence in research and education, and are proud of the outstanding students and staff who make this possible.

The AA3 should be highly skilled at managing the calendar for a busy Department Chair. This will involve screening callers, setting schedule based on a set of guidelines, tracking down information and preparing materials for meetings. This position will also be expected to respond to emails on behalf of the Department Chair and occasionally attend meetings to represent the Department Chair.

The AA3 will be responsible for preparation of complex grant proposals and fellowship applications, including budget preparation and referencing, communications and timely processing of all documents with various funding agencies and University offices. Assist faculty with preparation of annual progress reports for sponsor. The candidate must be able to manage frequent orders of lab supplies for all labs, draft and assemble documents for equipment procurement; prepare detailed written business justifications for purchases. The AA3 will also manage the calendar for faculty and the department chair.

The AA3 should be able to advise faculty and students regarding travel requirements and policies. Make complex and detailed travel arrangements for professors and lab members, as well as for campus visitors and speakers (much of this online). Prepare and process reimbursements using Stanford’s online systems. He/she may be responsible for training and/or leading other administrative staff or subordinates.

The candidate will also be responsible in updating detailed publication lists for faculty per specific formatting instructions. They will locate publication pdf files for faculty on as needed basis and create publication pdf file library as needed. Including assisting faculty with manuscript updates, submission and status. The candidate may also assist with gathering information for faculty affairs appointments and promotions.

If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills and abilities, we encourage you to apply. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the School of Humanities and Sciences.

CORE DUTIES*:

  • Act on behalf of the supervisor in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.
  • Plan and schedule complex calendar(s) with limited or no consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts. Negotiate and manage the needs of individuals or groups requesting time with the supervisor, independently committing his/her time. May occasionally represent the supervisor by attending meetings in his/her absence; speaking for the supervisor.
  • Serve as the liaison to various internal and external constituencies, including screening correspondence and telephone calls; keep the supervisor informed of all matters requiring his/her attention.
  • Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
  • Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.
  • Create complex reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems. Assist faculty with preparation of sponsor required annual progress reports.
  • Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions; produce, monitor, and reconcile budget statements; research, identify, and resolve discrepancies. Assist with capital or special lab equipment requests and/or vendor selection.
  • Coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services completion. Plan and coordinate office moves and/or minor renovation projects. Prepare POs, gets quotes and arrange for service and or maintenance contracts for lab equipment.
  • May lead staff or supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.

Other duties include:

  • Read and interpret program announcement and guidelines, advise faculty on process and requirements, draft administrative documents for faculty review, assist with publication referencing, liaison with various funding agencies and University offices as necessary. Independently prepare detailed yearly and overall budget, including salaries, fringe benefits and IDC. Draft budget justification.
  • Prepare visa applications for H-1B and J-1 visas for lab staff, postdocs and other appointed positions. Prepare applications for visa extensions.
  • Place orders with vendors using Stanford procurement systems. Keep lab members informed of status of their orders. Handle returns as required.
  • Handle appointment process for new lab staff, postdocs and visitors. Work with Biology HR, faculty and applicants. Assist in scheduling interviews as requested.
  • Interact with students, other faculty and other departments. Receive requests to meet with faculty and chair, screen requests for meetings and manage the calendar for faculty and Chair.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma and four years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.
  • Demonstrated success in following through and completing projects.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others.
  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Experience supporting faculty, Chair or high level executives is preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.
  • Frequent errands on campus. Need to walk between various Biology buildings.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

The expected pay range for this position is $31.73 to $43.75 per hour.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Why Stanford is for You

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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4098
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: F
  • Requisition ID: 103228
  • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible

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