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Assistant to the Chair, Psychiatry - Administrative Support Professional II (Phoenix)

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

Posting Number: req10014

Department: COM Phx Psychiatry

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 475 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a fast-growing college. The College of Medicine - Phoenix is seeking an experienced administrative assistant who is ready for their next career move as an Assistant to the Chair (Administrative Support Professional II) in the Department of Psychiatry. This position will work closely with the Chair and Director of Operations, helping them managing their day-to-day research, educational, clinical and administrative missions including activities financial transactions in the unit to keep the mission of the unit on track. The ideal candidate will possess excellent organizational skills, be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a professional demeanor. Also, the incumbent should be able to maintain sensitivity with confidential information, and pose computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

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 retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Chair Executive Support:

  • Provide the highest level of support and assistance to the Chair and his direct reports to optimize workflow of Chair's office across two work locations (BUMC-P and PBC BSPB).
  • Communicate regularly and efficiently with high level officials at the College of Medicine, Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Banner University Medicine and the University.
  • Inform the Chair of situations and conflicts requiring immediate attention and when appropriate.
  • Develop and manage day-to-day administrative support operations of the office apprising the Chair of central issues and activities of the College of Medicine;
  • Maintain daily schedule deciding priorities in relation to events of the day.
  • Adjust appointments and other events to accommodate emergencies and urgent matters;
  • Compose correspondence, reports and other written material of a confidential nature as needed;
  • Coordinate and provide necessary backup and supporting materials for meetings;
  • Collaborates with Office of Faculty Affairs and Human Resources to coordinate faculty and staff recruitments and other committees as needed
  • Act as liaison to reporting units (associate deans, dean's staff, department heads, division and center directors), university administrators, community, donors, alumni, students, media and public.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Executive Scheduling - Department of Veteran's Affairs and Banner University Medical Center- Phoenix Support chair as it relates to:

  • Represents the university, college or project at meetings on behalf of the chair.
  • Schedules the Chair's daily and travel calendars. Arrange travel plans and itineraries for national and international travel.
  • Perform complex assignments that demand careful coordination with those within and external to the college of medicine.
  • Independently determine and direct a course of action for incoming inquiries from faculty and external agencies regarding programs and services, as it relates to the Chair schedule.
  • Preparation and design of materials and agendas for meetings and take meeting minutes.
  • Manage all logistics for meetings (room reservations, technical support, food and beverages, parking arrangements, communication to participants, etc.).
  • Schedule interviews and manage logistics for job applicants.
  • Calendar Management; Travel & Conference Arrangements for department leadership.

Department support:

  • Prioritizes workload, meetings, and appointments to meet work unit operations. Assists in the coordination and implementation of multiple projects.
  • Creates and oversees complex record-keeping systems and databases.
  • Analyzes complex information. Laying out information in reports and documents in ways that enhances readability.

Financial Management Activities:

  • Purchases & bill pay for department, (p-card documentation, DV's travel reimbursements).
  • Maintain finance filing systems as required.
  • Approves/authorizes expenditures or actions for administrative and operational needs sometimes requiring higher level signatures.

General Office Operations:

  • Composes confidential correspondence on own initiative when required.
  • Organize office documents as required (phone lists, inventory, etc.).
  • Supply ordering.
  • Coordinates business affairs, personnel matters and may interpret policies and procedures.
  • Investigates, evaluates and resolves typical administrative/operational problems or situations impacting staff/faculty work unit.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma and seven (7) years of related experience; OR
  • Associate's degree and a minimum of five (5) years of related experience; OR
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with prioritizing multiple projects and achieving desired results and deadlines.

* Possess intermediate, or higher, Microsoft Office skills.

* High degree of flexibility.

* High degree of attention to detail.

* Excellent data entry skills.

* Excellent organizational skills.

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: $25.70 - $33.67 per Hour, Depending on Experience

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

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

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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