Secretary V

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024


BSD MED - Gastroenterology - Administrative Support

About the Department

The Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology at the University of Chicago is consistently ranked among the best specialty nationally by U.S News and World Report. With nearly 30 specialists on staff, our program plays a leading role in the understanding of digestive diseases and in developing innovative and successful treatments for patients. Since forming the nation’s first full-time department of gastroenterology in 1927, our physicians have continually improved treatments for digestive tract and related disorders by combining medical research, education, and patient care at the highest level.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision and with a high level of proficiency, the Secretary V provides highly complex administrative support , which includes but is not limited to, calendar management; answer, screen and evaluate telephone calls and requests; create and maintain complex filing systems; organize travel itineraries; distribute schedules; arrange meetings, events and conferences.

This is an academic discretion position.


  • Process and disseminate correspondence and letters.

  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings.

  • Offer input and provide assistance as needed with regard to workflow and planning.

  • Assist faculty with clinical and research responsibilities on all levels both individually and programmatically.

  • Ensure that all incoming mail is acted upon or distributed.

  • Maintain an organized filing system for all information related to the individual programs.

  • Coordinate the Faculty's responsibilities in various societies/committees.

  • Exchange pertinent information with individuals outside the Section or the Institution as required.

  • Attend meetings acting as representative for Section and bring common issues for discussion and propose suggested solutions.


  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing required.

  • Work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team required.

  • Identify priorities; recognize and resolve or refer problems required.

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required.

  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing required.

  • Work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team required.

  • Identify priorities; recognize and resolve or refer problems required.

Additional Requirements​​

Education, Experience, or Certifications:


  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.


  • Five years of office experience required.

  • University or academic medicine experience preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required.

Pay Range:

  • $24.80 - $33.08 hourly

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Benefit Eligibility


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement


Pay Frequency


Pay Range

Please refer to Additional Requirements to see the pay ranges

Scheduled Weekly Hours



024- Local 743, I.B.T. Clerical

Job is Exempt


Drug Test Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Health Screen Required


Posting Date


Remove from Posting On or Before


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