Program Assistant IV -Department of Environmental Science

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University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

University of San Francisco

Published 26 days ago

Program Assistant IV -Department of Environmental Science
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Program Assistant IV -Department of Environmental Science

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Sciences, and under the direction of the Department Chair and Program Director, the Program Assistant IV will provide full-time secretarial support services to the Department of Environmental Science, including the Masters Program in Environmental Management. Performs various secretarial and administrative support duties for full- and part-time faculty.

Please note: Work schedule normally will be Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm, with some Saturdays (approximately 10 per year) required during critical points in the semester, and early evening work required (e.g. 9:30am to 6pm, approximately 10 days per year).

Full Job Description:
  • Organizes work and sets priorities, and manages Department Office under the general guidance of the Department Chair and/or Program Director.
  • Helps create a warm, welcoming environment and assists faculty, students, staff and other visitors to the office.
  • Acts as a resource person/liaison between and among faculty, students, and the University community, as well as members of the public.
  • Collaborates with other Program Assistants to assist with the overall administrative support duties in the College.
  • Receives and screens a variety of calls and emails. Takes information, answers inquiries, provides information using knowledge of University, College and department/program(s) academic policies and procedures.
  • Modifies and devises office work procedures to increase efficiency, maintenance of confidentiality, or work flow using knowledge of operations and creative problem solving techniques; designs new forms, as appropriate, to implement changes.
  • Handles confidential, sensitive materials relating to faculty, student and other issues.
  • Provides administrative support for professional and scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Hires, trains and supervises student assistant(s).
  • Creates or inputs, revises, stores, retrieves, edits and prints a variety of (sometimes confidential) documents, reports, or records using word processing software. Prepares and does minor editing of manuscripts (e.g., technical manuscripts, those written in a foreign language), reports, grant proposals, catalog copy, meeting minutes, class schedules, tests, and course syllabi and manuals, as well as routine correspondence.
  • Sets up, maintains and revises record-keeping procedures and files as appropriate for the Department/Program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Post high school education preferred
  • Four years of increasingly responsible experience in administrative support work or related education, including at least two years in a senior administrative support role.
  • Must be able to work independently without close supervision and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to handle diverse situations and meet demanding deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including correct use of grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Knowledge of standard office procedures and functions.
  • Must be able to deal with faculty, students, staff, academic community and the public with tact, discretion, and courtesy; contribute to professional environment.
  • Experience in student services/student advising preferred.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to word process with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to create and maintain spreadsheets with accuracy.
  • Must be flexible and readily adaptable to change, have good organizational skills and be able to prioritize masses of detail.
  • Must have or quickly develop an understanding of academic policy and administrative operations.
  • Ability to use desktop publishing software and equipment to design and produce high-quality publications preferred.
  • Previous experience in an educational, multicultural setting preferred.
  • Must have, or quickly develop, understanding of academic policy and administrative operations as well as credible stature with members of the academic community and public.

Full time

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Program Assistant IV -Department of Environmental Science
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Program Assistant IV -Department of Environmental Science

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


San Francisco, CA

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