University of Chicago
We study how the nervous system works – how it is built, how it operates on cellular and systems levels, how drugs affect it, and how it is damaged in neurodegenerative diseases. Our faculty members continue to make cutting edge contributions to neurobiology research, attracting significant research grants from leading government agencies and charitable foundations. At the same time, the Department of Neurobiology is dedicated to cultivating young scientists who will take up the quest for discovery to benefit future generations. Our laboratories are teeming with some of the brightest minds in the world, all directed at studying the complexities of the brain.
About the Department
The job provides specialized business support for routine office and location support activities. Identifies, enhances, and follows specific processes and procedures to maximize the efficiencies for which the support is being provided by working autonomously within established procedures and practices. Ensures the correct functioning of facilities, office and/or business support services.
Provide financial support with bill pay and reimbursements through procurement systems: GEMS, e-payment and Buysite.
May initiate correspondence and other written materials under own signature or for signature of the leader. Triages emails and telephone calls for action. Resolves a combination of some routine and complex inquiries.
Schedules meetings and maintains the Chair’s calendar.
Provides office management through:
Conference Room management.
Ensure all office materials are stocked.
Coordinates access and maintains key inventory for current and new personnel.
Provides support to all departmental staff and labs on physical space management.
Provides event planning organization:
Order and set up catering.
Travel organization for guests.
Create travel dossiers and on-campus itineraries.
Provide coordination on day of event.
Reimbursement and bill pay.
Coordinates special projects as directed by the leader. Prepares write ups for recommendations for operational and administrative problems. Manages a portion of the leader's budget, monitoring and reconciling accounts. Prepares financial and/or administrative reports.
Provides administrative support for a leader. Stays informed of activities relating to programs and initiatives, apprising the leader of issues when deemed necessary. Coordinates information flow from leader's office.
Prepare special reports and summaries, assists in managing daily operation of the office, and may assist in developing administrative goals and policies. Maintains the leader's calendar.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).
College or University degree
Analytical and problem-solving skills.
Microsoft office Suits.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Cover letter (preferred)
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
Administration & Management
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
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