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Administrative Assistant (Jackson, MS)


Jackson, MS, US, 39216

Department:  Pharmacy Practice (10000937)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Definition of Class

This position provides assistance to the department chair in a large or complex unit by performing advanced level duties involving planning, administering, and reporting for the management of the academic area. The incumbent provides administrative support, coordinates the daily office operations, arranges meetings and events, maintains calendars, collects and compiles data, prepares reports, and assists with oversight of financial operations.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Provides administrative support to faculty and staff.
  •  Coordinates the daily office operations of the academic department.
  • Monitors compliance with departmental policies and procedures.  
  • Maintains departmental budgets and monitors expenditures.
  • Prepares summary statements on accounts and estimates of future expenditures based on accounting history.
  • Processes various forms for purchasing, travel authorizations, student assistantships, employment, etc.
  • Coordinates logistics, such as travel, housing, meals, and hospitality arrangements for special events.
  • Schedules and coordinates meetings and activities.
  • Completes applications, agreements or other forms, as assigned.
  • Enters data in databases, compiles data and prepares summaries.
  • Assigns tasks, determines priority, and monitors progress of assignments throughout completion.
  • Maintains accurate and current records of departmental inventory, faculty files, student files, annual reports and other related data.
  • Updates departmental website and/or social media, as needed.
  • Monitors tasks, determines priority and progress of assignments until completion.
  • May provide supervision and guidance to assigned support staff.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Provides administrative support to the department chair.
  2. Assists with planning of special programs and events.
  3. Compiles data and prepares reports.
  4. Assists with planning and management of budgets.
Minimum Education/Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).




Four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Salary/Wage Information
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EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
Background Check Statement

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Mississippi