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The Department of Pediatric Oncology is looking for an Administrative Specialist to support multiple busy clinical physicians in the BMT group. Under limited supervision, provides specialized administrative support as follows - including the coordination of hiring requisitions and associated paperwork, and visa applications.
Responsible for light typing, basic document preparation, data entry, and may handle mass mailing projects.
Responsible for scheduling meetings for individuals supported, including conference room scheduling. May be responsible for very limited patient appointment scheduling/reconciliation.
Coordinates travel arrangements for individuals supported, as well as laboratory personnel, postdoctoral candidates and visiting speakers.
May assist with the onboarding of new staff members. Where applicable, assists in obtaining keys, lockers, lab coats and notebooks.
Responsible for ordering of supplies and ensures equipment is maintained
Answers phones and directs calls to appropriate parties.
Responsible for general office duties such as copying, filing, faxing, sorting mail, greeting visitors and maintaining the cleanliness of office area.
May be asked to cover for other administrative support staff during absences.
Perform duties related to other special projects as required.
Responsible for the planning and preparation of conferences/retreats, which includes booking the venue, coordination of speakers, arranging for audiovisual equipment and ordering of food services and may be involved in fundraising activities for the event. As part of event planning responsibilities, the maintenance of Continual Medical Education (CME) information renewals and awareness of conflicts of interest is required. May also be responsible for coordinating departmental group meetings.
Prepares general correspondence, letters of recommendations, creates Excel spreadsheets, revises existing PowerPoint presentations and maintains biosketches and CVs.
Assists with grant applications and manuscript preparation (including proofreading and editing).
May be responsible for academic and hospital appointment processes, and the maintenance of licenses, credentialing and certifications.
May be responsible for the recruitment support of candidates, and coordination performance review evaluations for staff and faculty.
Prepares monthly expense reports, performs Pcard reconciliations, processes requests for vendor payments and creates invoices.
May be asked to be a representative in committees, cross-department responsibilities and/or task forces.
May be responsible for website maintenance as needed.
May coordinate moves, meetings assignments, equipment upkeep and timekeeping oversight
May assist in the training of new administrative support staff within the group.
Bachelor's degree preferred with a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment is preferred. Demonstrated ability to draft correspondence and have exemplary oral and written communication skills. Advanced computer skills are required. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
All positions in this job family require the following:
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledgeable of computer applications including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and Excel.
Strong customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally with peers, leadership and external contacts.
Must posses the ability to maintain confidentiality and pay attention to detail.
Excellent ability to organize, prioritize and follow-through.