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The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support by coordinating activities, supporting programs, and facilitating department objectives.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
Produces information by developing, transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, filing, and transmitting text, data, and graphics.
Organizes work by reading, routing and answering correspondence; collecting, maintaining and prioritizing information; managing department procedures and telecommunications; updating records and inventory; assigning and monitoring student workers.
Maintains department schedules by keeping calendars for department personnel; arranging meetings, classes, conferences, teleconferences, and travel.
Organizes department events by securing speakers, making guest travel arrangements, choosing menus or purchasing food, reserving facilities, ordering decorations, preparing agendas and programs, taking minutes.
Maintains webpages, social media platforms, and sharepoint sites for department by creating and updating content; identifying and resolving issues and implementing results.
Manages public relations by greeting customers, constituents and colleagues, in person or on the telephone; answering or referring inquiries; providing information and assistance regarding department functions.
Maintains office supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
Monitors expenses by gathering and reporting budget information; facilitating and monitoring invoices and purchase orders; scheduling and reconciling expenditures.
Facilitates department projects by creating and documenting the process to implement projects; monitoring project progress; coordinating activities; communicating with vendors; resolving problems; making recommendations for management approval.
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques, making recommendations for changes.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
1 year of basic office experience.
Preferred Education & Experience:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of customer service techniques.
Knowledge of basic research techniques.
Knowledge of basic accounting practices.
Skill in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
Skill in problem solving and communicating resolutions.
Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
Ability to support prospective student and parent inquiries by phone or in person.
Ability to draft grammatically correct correspondence.
Ability to evaluate and make recommendations to improve operations.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
This role is an on-campus, in-person position.
There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
TCU is all about the experience. This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 130 undergraduate areas of study, 61 master’s level programs and 24 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment. Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report — not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual. At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their sides. Horned Frogs live, learn and play 24-7 in a 277-acre setting in a vibrant city. They work out in state-of-the-art recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competition and participate in 200+ organizati...ons, all without leaving the campus. That’s when they’re not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community, interning in New York or LA, practicing journalism in Washington, D.C., experiencing international business in China or perfecting Spanish in Seville. It’s how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.