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Administrative Support Assistant I

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

Posting Number: req11781

Department: Finance

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1130 E Helen Street, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The Finance Department is hiring an Administrative Support Assistant I to provide administrative support to the department's faculty, staff, students, and guests.

This position is essential to the department and requires a high degree of customer service, professionalism, and ability to multi-task. The Department of Finance is a highly cohesive unit, and a successful candidate will excel as a member of a team environment while being able to work independently. This position reports to the Business Manager.

Finance is one of the most popular majors at the University of Arizona. In addition to a rigorous and integrated core curriculum taught by leading scholars, students in the finance major have the opportunity to engage in a number of additional opportunities, including the Financial Management Association (the UA chapter of the national organization), the investments club, and the Wall Street Scholars program. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Finance (both online and in-person), a Master's in Finance program, and teaches several required and elective courses in the Eller MBA and a highly competitive PhD program.

As we work toward our mission to discover and share new knowledge that shapes the future of business and to educate the next generation of responsible, global leaders who embody the changing business world and possess the knowledge and drive to impact it, we recognize the value of diversity and inclusion. We invite all qualified individuals to apply to join us in achieving our mission.

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

Administrative Support

  • Oversee the daily operations of the department's front office, provide customer service to students and department guests, and general administrative assistance.
  • Ensure timely opening and closing of the department 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and maintaining coverage of the department's reception desk.
  • Reconcile and process financial documents including employee reimbursements, Pcard transactions, and assist with employee travel authorizations.
  • Perform a variety of clerical tasks including managing the main office phone line, department television, photocopying, scanning, mail distribution, coordinate shipments, and document delivery to other units across campus upon request, creating announcements and flyers, and maintain kitchenette area.
  • Monitor copier room and responsible for reporting any maintenance concerns on office equipment.
  • Initiate Facilities and IT requests.
  • Maintain department conference rooms scheduling, calendars and usage along with ensuring rooms are presentable and equipped.
  • Responsible for department asset (capital and non-capital) tracking and assisting with surplus requests.
  • Assist with department events including graduation breakfast.
  • Provide support to the Business Manager, Director or Graduate Programs and Academic Affairs, Department Head, and Program Coordinator.

Academic Support

  • Manage Finance Seminar Series & Department Brown Bag Presentations including reserving rooms, assist speakers with travel, handle lodging, parking reservations, and catering.
  • Submit textbook adoption requests and ensure timely ordering.
  • Maintain department syllabi archive and review syllabi for required content.
  • Assist with teacher course evaluation forms and student course surveys.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a university setting, preferably in an academic unit.
  • Experience working independently in a team-based environment.
  • Experience with management and organization.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience providing customer service skills.

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: $14.85 - $16.50 DOE

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

Aniela Goodness, Business Manager

(520) 621-4862

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 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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