Academic Administrative Assistant III

Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

ID: 7066592
Posted: May 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

General Function
The Academic Administrative Assistant III is the primary or lead departmental administrative support position in an academic teaching department with primary responsibility for a wide variety of complex processes, which generally includes both very active purchasing of specialized equipment and supplies and a large volume of complex financial recordkeeping and reporting responsibilities. These higher level responsibilities are completed independently with limited supervision and are a result of departmental activities (the nature of the work, activities, and events associated with the discipline, multiple active grants, internal departmental accounting requirements, etc.) and are well-established, ongoing, and unlikely to change due to changes in personnel at the department head or administrative support level. The Academic Administrative Assistant III assigns and/or monitors the work of a second full-time administrative support person, student workers, or Graduate Assistants.

Description of Primary Duties
Maintain Biology budgets on spreadsheets and via Banner; handle vendor issues; manage documents; complete course schedule building in Banner; mediate facilities issues; assist the Department Head as necessary
The Academic Administrative Assistant III is the primary or lead departmental administrative support position in an academic teaching department with primary responsibility for a wide variety of complex processes, which generally includes both very active purchasing of specialized equipment and supplies and a large volume of complex financial recordkeeping and reporting responsibilities. These higher level responsibilities are completed independently with limited supervision and are a result of departmental activities (the nature of the work, activities, and events associated with the discipline, multiple active grants, internal departmental accounting requirements, etc.) and are well-established, ongoing, and unlikely to change due to changes in personnel at the department head or administrative support level. The Academic Administrative Assistant III assigns and/or monitors the work of a second full-time administrative support person, student workers, or Graduate Assistants.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
Education/Experience: A high school diploma or the equivalent and four years of administrative support or secretarial experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience in maintaining, monitoring, and reconciling financial records and accounts is preferred.

Skills: Keyboarding skills are required. A working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications is required. A working knowledge of or the ability to learn and use database applications, the web content management system, the administrative business system or enterprise resource planning system, and other systems or applications that may be used within the University or department is required. The ability to operate and troubleshoot electronic office equipment, computers, and peripherals, maintain moderately complex filing systems and records, and make mathematical calculations is required. Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. The ability to train, assign work, and review the work of full- and part-time employees and student workers is required. The ability to maintain departmental financial records and accounts and prepare financial reports is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Administrative support positions are primarily sedentary. Administrative support positions require extensive keyboarding.

Additional Qualifications
Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/50844.htm
Open Date 05/29/2020
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)
Special Instructions to Applicants
The first date of consideration is June 12, 2020, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement
Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.


This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.


The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, TitleIX@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)


Background Check Statement
Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.





 

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