Administrative Assistant (I)
City : Hamilton
Category : Other
Industry : Education
Employer : McMaster University
The Animal Facility (AF) is a primary service division whose purpose is to facilitate the McMaster research community while ensuring all of the animals housed are cared for ethically and humanely.
Organize and perform a range of administrative duties that require a thorough understanding of established functions, policies, and procedures. Administrative Assistants are required to work in-person at the Central Animal Facility.
Representative Duties & Responsibilities
• Greet visitors, answer or redirect general inquiries in person, by telephone and via email and respond independently to inquiries that are specific in nature and require a thorough knowledge of established policies and procedures.
• Utilize discretion and judgment to screen visitors and telephone calls and notify appropriate personnel.
• Monitor budgets and reconcile accounts. Complete financial forms such as travel expense reports, electronic cheque requisitions, purchase orders and journal entries.
• Schedule and coordinate a variety of meetings and events including room bookings, agendas, catering and travel arrangements.
• Write a variety of documents such as correspondence, procedure manuals, reports, and minutes.
• Conduct database, literature, and web searches to find references and articles used for a variety of documents, reports, and publications.
• Provide policy and procedure information to others.
• Gather and compile the paperwork required to facilitate hiring and payment processes.
• Collect, verify, and input data into a variety of spreadsheets and databases.
• Coordinate the calendar of supervisor and others and resolve scheduling conflicts.
• Write a variety of formal notes and records such as meeting minutes.
• Update and maintain information on websites and social networks.
• Format, word process, edit, and proofread a variety of documents and materials.
• Apply standard mathematical skills such as calculations, formulas, and equations to perform routine calculations.
• Monitor and order office supplies.
• Source and obtain pricing information for office supplies and equipment.
• Set up and maintain filing systems, both electronic and hard copy.
• Classify, sort, and file correspondence, records, and other documents.
• Update and maintain confidential files and records.
• Handle sensitive material in accordance with established policies.
• Assemble, copy, collate, and disseminate a variety of documents and materials.
• Open and distribute incoming mail and faxes.
• Prepare outgoing mail, faxes, and courier shipments.
• 2 year Community College diploma in Office Administration or related field of study.
• Requires 2 years of relevant experience.