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MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston, TX


Mission Statement
To provide excellent patient care by professionals who are at the forefront of image-guided oncologic diagnosis, therapy and palliation, dedicated to conducting world class research, and training future leaders to advance the field.
The primary purpose of the Sr. Administrative Assistant position is to perform responsible work, often of a confidential nature, for several faculty members in the Department of Interventional Radiology and other support staff. This position requires the individual to interface/communicate with the department staff members (medical/clinical) and personnel at all levels in the department and Division of Diagnostic Imaging. The candidate will compose correspondence, manage information in FIS and maintain an electronic calendar. The Sr. Administrative Assistant makes travel arrangements; processes documents in a timely manner to ensure approval prior to date of leave, creates/submits check requests and purchase requisitions. The Sr. Administrative Assistant types and/or edits abstracts, manuscripts, grants and other complex documents. This position has a clerical, financial, and information technology component.
1.Prepares and processes the DI Ordering Template and enters a copy of the purchase requisition in a departmental database. Backup documentation of any purchases or expenditures must be filed in a designated binder/file for account reconciliation purposes.
2.Assists with coordinating meetings, lectures, and the clinical schedule.
3.Ensures each faculty member has clean lab coats which will require both delivery and pick up.
4.Maintains and manages faculty CVs and NIH biosketches or equivalent for administrators in the appropriate institutional format using the FIS or equivalent database. Edits and proofreads documents for errors and consistencies. Responsible for updating each faculty member s FIS or administrator s information on a monthly basis no later than the last day of each month.
5.Within FIS or equivalent system for administrator, responsible for manually selecting the author position, manually inputting the journal impact factor, and manually selecting the output editor.
6.Maintains and keeps track of professional licensure and membership renewal dates on an on-going basis.
7.Logs and reviews expenditures on individual PRS development spreadsheets.
8.Composes correspondence.
9.Participates in the submission of grants and contracts
1.Creates/submits electronic check requests or Concur reimbursements.
2.Creates and submits complete and accurate requisitions for issuance of purchase orders utilizing the DI Ordering Template.
3.Posts and tracks expenses to the appropriate accounting spreadsheet.
4.Organizes and maintains inventory of supplies in stock and submits requests for new office supply orders when appropriate. Orders office supplies as needed. Evaluates and recommends purchases of office supplies/equipment for departmental clinical and/or research operations
5.Logs and reviews expenditures of assigned physicians/departmental/divisional funding and provides documentation as needed for the monthly reconciliation of reports.
6.Reconciles assigned departmental accounts.
7.Be proactive in problem solution
1.Meets deadlines.
2.Follows established department, division, and institutional guidelines.
3.Impacts departmental efficiency and productivity by supporting faculty and administrative staff within the department.
4.Serves as one of the primary timekeepers within Kronos.
5.Gathers facts and uses independent judgment to determine appropriate solutions.
6.Performs mathematical computations and utilizes spreadsheets.
7.Participate in process improvement
8.Coordinates or participates in the space survey
9.Responsible for the coordination of personnel (faculty and staff) relocation as needed under the supervision of the immediate supervisor.
1.Manages calendar and coordinates travel arrangements, including but not limited to airline and hotel reservations, arranging ground transportation and coordinating with meeting managers. Processes accurate and timely travel expense reports and check requests to ensure that faculty or administrative members are reimbursed promptly. Completes and submits accurate and timely leave forms to ensure documents are approved prior to date of leave. Verifies with timekeeper that information is correctly entered.
2.Maintains electronic calendar for assigned faculty/administrator using appropriate software; generates daily printed calendar; makes, changes, and cancels appointments as required; provides up-to-date information. Ensures that faculty members or administrator receive appropriate and timely reminders of appointments.
3.Composes and types memos, letters, and reports as requested. Types and/or edits abstracts, manuscripts, grants, and other complex documents according to specific formats. Transcribes meeting minutes, manuscripts, articles, article reviews and other documents as requested. Maintains confidential correspondence and other files in an organized manner using alphabetical, numerical, or subject filing system.
4.Provides telephone coverage, answering calls in a clear, pleasant and understandable manner. Screens calls and directs as appropriate in a polite and professional manner. Responds helpfully to callers inquiries; promptly communicates accurate and complete messages.
5.Takes/retrieves packages and mail, including but not limited to UPS, FedEx, Airborne, USPS priority and institutional courier deliveries. Sorts and distributes mail in timely fashion.
6.Interfaces with the information systems support group to resolve computer hardware and software problems within the department.
7.Type and self-correct correspondence resulting in 95%+ on second draft.
8.Performs complex administrative and secretarial duties requiring independent judgment and decision-making within institutional guidelines.
9.Assists in administering/coordinating the preparation of grant proposals and contractual agreements as required.
10.Assist in the preparation of funding applications, budget projections and appropriate justifications.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Degree: High school graduate or equivalent. Specialized training in secretarial skills
Preferred Degree: Bachelor s degree.
Required Experience: Five years of administrative/secretarial experience. With preferred degree, one year of required.
Preferred Experience: Experience working with faculty, should be able to managed (4) to (5) faculty members. Worked in an academia environment. Should have exposure to multitasking and project management. Should have at least 1-2 years of being an Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant. Promotional growth.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 127020
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,800
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 49,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 60,200

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