STAFF ASST - MASTERS of BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

School of Medicine:

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  • SUMMARY OF PURPOSE:Perform responsible administrative and secretarial duties of a complex and confidential nature in support of the Masters of Biomedical Sciences Program to relieve supervisor of varied clerical and administrative responsibilities and to maintain efficiency in organizational operations.
  • PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Oversee MBS alumni affairs to include but not limited to collecting and maintaining alumni data, tracking post MBS status such as health professions/other professional school matriculation, employment, etc.
    • Prepare letters of recommendation and committee letters for MBS students and alumni applying to health professions or other schools.
    • Oversee gap year experiences and job placements for MBS students.
    • Assist with management of MBS student assessments, course evaluations, program evaluation and maintain assessment data for record retention.
    • Create, prepare and distribute correspondence in support of the MBS program, such as MBS newsletter, emails, eblasts, etc. to faculty, students, applicants and alumni.
    • Maintain the Assistant Dean of Premedical Education complex calendar to include scheduling meetings, arranging appointments and making travel reservations; provide necessary documents for the Assistant Dean and the MBS Administrative Coordinator to use in meetings; attend meetings as requested to take minutes.
    • Schedule and coordinate arrangements for seminars and conferences and establish appointments, meetings and speaking engagements for the Assistant Dean of Premedical Education, MBS Administrative Coordinator, and MBS Faculty; attend meetings to take minutes, provide information and serve as a resource person.
    • Organize and maintain divisional or departmental files of records, reports and correspondence required for reference and efficient operation of MBS program; maintain up-to-date management and procedural manuals to include the MBS Handbook, MBS Selective, directives and related records.
    • Assist with reconciliation of MBS program’s approximate FY budget receipts and expense reports.
    • Assist in preparing complex reports and proposals requiring the identification of sources, compilation, analysis and evaluation of data to include, but not limited to the MBS Annual report.
    • Assist in preparation of submission for posters and presentations at national meetings, such as AAMC, SGEA, NAAHP, etc.
    • Screen and route mail and documents; determine which to respond to or which to bring to supervisor’s attention based on content of communication and broad knowledge of departmental programs and activities.
    • Manage interfaces with other academic and administrative units.
    • Represent the MBS program as needed.
    • Serve as backup for MBS Program Assistant when needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Preferred Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree preferred, with three years’ experience in academic administration.

    A master's degree in a business related field may be substituted for 2 years’ experience

    or any other equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS): Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and independently, working with a diverse faculty and staff.  Must demonstrate initiative, be able to set priorities, be comfortable with making decisions.  Must be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite. Strong communication skills, a warm & professional demeanor, and commitment to the program goals are essential.  Must speak with authority and be able to manage complex relationships. This position may include travel, weekend and evening work occasionally.

    Minimum Qualifications


    Education

    Work requires a broad knowledge of clerical and accounting principles and practices normally acquired through two years of post-secondary education in secretarial science or a related business field.


    Experience

    Work generally requires three years of related secretarial/clerical experience to acquire skills necessary to administer complex office functions related to office management, communications, and budgetary/accounting activities. OR and equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

    Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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    Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


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