College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry
Provides administrative and clerical support to the Chemistry Department faculty, staff, and students, as well as other internal and external contacts.
Greets and serves as a point of contact for Chemistry faculty, staff, students, and others in Spencer Hall and Flarsheim Hall.
Duties include but not limited to:
Provides information & assistance to office visitors to provide service with UMKC, A&S, and Department policies.
Mail distribution, filing, record keeping, meeting minutes
Answers and responds departmental phone calls and emails for Chemistry general department email account
Administrative support to Chemistry Department Advisors
Executive support to Department Chair
Order office supplies for faculty located in Spencer Hall and Flarsheim Hall office spaces
Maintain visual appearance of Spencer Hall Dept Office and Conference Room
Record and retention of undergraduate and graduate student files.
Scheduling events and use of office facilities/services/equipment. i.e Chemistry Dept training, Holiday Party
Track/monitor copier usage of all department faculty
Monthly payments to Xerox Corp for copier machines in SH & FH.
Monitors, tracks, and distributes keys to department staff, faculty, and graduate teaching assistants as needed. Maintain key system.
Serves on Dept Committees as Admin Support- Alumni/PR, Nomination, Safety, Undergraduate Program/Recruiting
Department projects/recordkeeping – syllabi, GTA evaluations, class/course enrollment capacity reports, granting class permissions, course galleys
Recordkeeping and updating all Chem department manuals. i.e GTA manual
Department liaison/contact for student lab accident reports
Take meeting notes, prepare refreshments, and other related support with Chemistry colloquiums/seminars as well as staff and faculty meetings
Responsible for purchasing card/onecard for departmental ordering and events
Any other relevant duties as assigned by the Department Chair and or Business Support
Successful candidate will have strong communication, writing, time-management, and organization skills. Practice and completion of project deadlines. Punctuality and dependable traits are required. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint is favorable.
High school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be required is necessary, as well as five years progressively responsible office experience. Education or training beyond high school may be substituted for experience.
Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred.
Full Time/Part Time
$13.27 - $15.75 per hour
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
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