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Office Specialist

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Administrative Assistants

Posting Number: req17638

Department: Transfer Credit & Articulation

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Office for Transfer Credit and Articulation is seeking applicants to fill the position of Office Specialist. This position encompasses various tasks including fielding questions via telephone calls, e-mail, and walk-ins, routing inquiries to appropriate team members, referring students to the Advising Resource Center on the 2nd floor where appropriate, assisting with the director's calendar, note-taking at meetings, adding/editing content on the unit's website, reconciling office expenses, and other duties as assigned.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides general assistance and information to students, stakeholders, and departments including information about transfer, the functions of the office, and refers people appropriately based on their identified needs.
  • Confers with team members with questions about where to send students and also provides team members with advance notice of challenges students may be encountering, so that solutions are prepared expediently for the students.
  • Assists building manager with certain responsibilities such as building access, managing pick-up of surplus items in building, keeping supply room organized and stocked, handling ordering water, and coordinating with building occupants to maintain clean common areas such as appliances and refrigerator.
  • Handles financials such as ordering office supplies, renewing subscription services, and scheduling and paying for events.
  • Prepares various documents and communications including correspondence and meeting minutes, as well as transcribing and interpreting various qualitative information, such as survey feedback, and/or general feedback.
  • Adds and edits content on the unit's website.
  • Requires minimal supervision

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Highly organized
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with websites and chat functions within websites
  • Understands both individual competency and as well as contributions in a team environment
  • An interest in the higher education environment and supporting students, administrators, faculty, and team members

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma, or equivalent learning attained through experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some college and 1 year of experience in administrative support role.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $16.50

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Administrative Support

Job Function

Organizational Administration

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Shelley McGrath (

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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