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Administrative Assistant - Cancer Center

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

Posting Number: req8997

Department: Cancer Center Division

Location: UAHS - Tucson

Address: University of Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education. The UACC is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Administration, the position performs a variety of administrative duties including document preparation, scheduling, meeting and event coordination, travel arrangements, website updates, record keeping, supply inventory and data entry. This position requires a high degree of professionalism, discretion, initiative, and organization, accuracy and attention to detail, use of good judgment, and the ability to set priorities and handle multiple projects with limited supervision.

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

  • Perform administrative tasks by researching systems operations and procedures, coordinating departmental activities, participating in the development of policies, SOPs, evaluating requests for materials and equipment, developing and preparing reports and recommendations, researching and preparing drafts of various documents, maintaining spreadsheets and databases, organizing travel and responding to inquiries.
  • Manage the AD of Administration's calendar which includes prioritizing meetings and preparing meeting agendas, assisting in coordination of meeting attendees including providing arrangements for visiting guests.
  • Manage office calendar, time off requests, and serve as time approver.
  • Point of contact for concerns and queries related to the Administrative unit. Provide assistance and customer service as needed.
  • Create and update departmental files, databases, correspondence, documents, and reports.
  • Order supplies, equipment, and technology as needed, and manage existing inventory.
  • Monitor, review, and approve standard expenditures to ensure the activities of the office are conducted within established budgets.
  • Assist with development of presentation materials and Power Point slides.
  • Provide support to units within Administration office as needed and approved by the Associate Director of Administration. Provide backup coverage to the Special Assistant to the Director.
  • Assist with special projects as needed, including coordination, data management, team meetings, and development of protocols and standard operating procedures.
  • Plan and manage events such as team retreats.
  • Coordinate av/biocommunication needs.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of administrative principles and practices.
  • Skill in planning, analyzing and coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in project management and coordination.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions.
  • Ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $16.70 - $22.58

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

Sadie Maloof |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Cancer Center Division

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 an 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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