Provides a variety of clerical and administrative support which may include drafting and typing letters, reports, charts, graphs, etc. using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and/or presentation software; basic bookkeeping; screening calls and visitors; preparing agendas and making arrangements including travel, etc. for meetings and special events; and/or managing supervisor's and/or dept calendar.
This role directly supports the administrative efforts of the Evanston and Chicago Facilities Operations department maintenance trades.
The role will support the department’s mission and values by exhibiting the following: inclusiveness, respect, initiative, collaboration, innovation, and accountability. The incumbent will strive to provide excellent service when performing job responsibilities and will practice safe work procedures and follow safety rules at all times.
Prepares and types form letters, memos, emails, labels, routine correspondence, etc
Prepares statements of work, contracts, and purchase orders
Proofs for spelling and grammar.
Enters information into spreadsheets and/or databases.
Examples include tracking employee overtime, maintenance information and records in a database.
Compiles routine reports, statistics, tables, charts, etc. from readily available information.
Examples include unit KPI’s and operating metrics, etc
Processes accounts payables and/or receivables.
Verifies income and/or expense.
Resolves discrepancies and over/under budget problems.
Enters, tracks, and maintains documentation and logs of financial transactions.
Purchase orders, invoices, encumbrances, associated work tasks, and other supporting documentation
Creating and completing/closing of work tasks, entering technician time, and similar activity sets within the work order management system
Ensures that charges have posted to appropriate accounts.
Assists with reconciliation of accounts.
Reviews budget statements.
Investigates and resolves discrepancies.
Prepares budget reports and spreadsheets.
Coordinates dept calendar.
Coordinates registration and travel.
Coordinates events which may include scheduling rooms and/or guest speaker and arranging for routine materials, technology and refreshments.
Provides information via phone, e-mail, mail, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A high school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience;
2 years of administrative support or other relevant experience
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Intermediate knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database software programs;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Analytical skills with an attention to detail;
Receptive to feedback, willing to lean, embracing continuous improvement;
Helpful, respectful, approachable, collaborative, team oriented;
Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment;
Comfortable working in an environment with quickly changing priorities.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree;
Experience working with maintenance or construction trades;
Experience working in higher education;
Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS;
Proficiency with Tableau, Python, or similar software packages;
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team;
Plans ahead, manages time well and arrives on time;
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce costs;
Exceptional customer relationship skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment;
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, trouble shooting and problem solving;
Achieves a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes, honoring University and Department policies and all regulatoryrequirements.
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