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Manages all administrative operational activities in support of a department and provides executive level administrative support to a VP or higher officer of the Center. Develops and implements procedures related to departmental administrative operations.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Reports to the VP/Officer. Has responsibility for independently managing all aspects of departmental administrative operations, including supervision of administrative staff. Handles all escalated administrative problems, soliciting assistance and information from VP/Officer as required. Special skills and knowledge are applied in managing administrative operations. Uses independent judgment in supervising staff, planning for and addressing administrative needs and in reflecting the VP/Officer’s executive style and Center policies.
Bachelor’s degree, minimum of five years of executive level administrative support, preferably in a fast paced, matrixed environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to analyze data, develop operational efficiencies and maintain confidentiality. Excellent organizational skills, the ability to resolve problems professionally and efficiently and to work with all levels of management and external vendors. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
Three years of administrative management and supervisory experience. Professional experience in a research or academic setting. Knowledge of clinical operations; ability to assess operational needs of clinical and healthcare organizations.