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Administrative Assistant III, Engineering

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Administrative Support, Full Time



Under general direction, the Administrative Assistant III manages complex administrative functions for the Sr. Business Officer and supports the Dean’s administration in the areas including college-wide events, committee meetings, and external visitors. Serves as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, university administration and external visitors/callers to ensure that all questions directed to the college (telephone calls, office visitors, and college website) get answered promptly and accurately.


  • Maintain internal and external contacts including other government and federal agencies as necessary to support specific programs, collaborations and board memberships for the Associate Dean for Research.
  • Manage the calendars and schedules for the Sr. Business Officer and the Associate Dean for Research, exercising independent judgment to prioritize and schedule meetings, events, and appointments.
  • Independently plan a variety of college events (college-wide staff events, committee meetings which may include faculty, administration, and external visitors) from the initial invitation to coordination of logistics and recording the minutes.
  • Supervise student staff - manage and assign work; coordinate training.
  • Serve as liaison between university administrative units, departments and Deans office regarding research and financial activities with responsibility for Department and University policy applications and interpretation.
  • Prepare highly sensitive and confidential correspondence.
  • Assist in College policy development.
  • Analyze, interpret and recommend administrative practices and procedures.
  • Serve as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, university administration and external visitors/callers to ensure that all questions directed to the college (telephone calls, office visitors, and college website) get answered promptly and accurately.
  • Perform other miscellaneous job related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED Required. Associate degree preferred with three to five years of experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to make independent decision and judgments.
  • Knowledge of University web forms, policies and procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of unit programs, policies and procedures.
  • Intricate knowledge of the Dean’s duties and responsibilities is required to make the most efficient use of their time when scheduling.
  • Experience coordinating domestic and international travel arrangements.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of office management
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience managing calendars (Outlook preferred).
  • Ability to use discretion regarding personal and confidential matters.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office - word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Ability plan and prioritize a variety of projects that must be completed simultaneously and on time.
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to evaluate the work of others, edit the content, structure, and format of a range of written material.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate meetings and maintain complex schedules with little to no assistance.
  • Ability to handle arrangements for various college events or other special events as assigned.
  • Ability to obtain administrative and financial information for which an administrator may base his or her decisions for making recommendations.
  • Ability to follow up and track work flow and resolve problems relating to procedures and deadlines.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. 

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