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Administrative Assistant III, Planning & Project Delivery

University of Delaware
Delaware, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2023
University of Delaware

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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Job No: 499593
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Administrative Support, Full Time

Under general supervision, performs complex administrative and financial duties supporting multiple departments within FREAS.

• Prepares Division bid specifications for Project Managers.
• Coordinates operations and/or components of functional programs/events with Federal, local and state agencies.
• Oversees administrative office activities for Planning & Project Delivery (PPD).
• Provides administrative support to PPD Director and Project Managers.
• Conduct research and analyses for University Architect/Planner.
• Serves as Procurement Card Administrator.
• Reviews and monitors PPD budget expenses.
• Schedules meetings and prepares agendas for PPD meetings and workshops.
• Assembles contract and professional services agreements for architects, engineers, and contractors.
• Coordinates highly sensitive, confidential, and/or political issues on a frequent basis.
• Interprets University policies and procedures; conduct annual department meetings to review PPD policies and FREAS policies.
• Provides back-up administrative support to the Vice President of FREAS as requested.
• Represents PPD and University Architect as the FREAS representative coordinating and posting articles to the online newsletter.
• Provides administrative support to the Energy and Engineering Group.
• Maintains the PPD /University Architectural Services website area.
• Ensures internal and external customers receive timely administrative support and follow-up services.
• Provides contact with department directors, division administrators, department management, and executives outside the department on a regular basis to organize meetings, obtain and share information for current and future projects.
• Supervise temporary administrative support personnel as assigned.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

• High school diploma or GED, Associate’s degree preferred, and three to five years administrative support experience.
• Knowledge of office practices and procedures. Proofreading and editing skills.
• Hands-on experience with electronic information systems.
• Ability to use advanced techniques in spreadsheets, data bases and presentation software.
• Ability to communicate effectively and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to prepare various postings and invitations using Microsoft Office Publisher
• Supervisory experience.
• Ability to oversee the work of lower level clerical employees.
• Ability to understand, explain, and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to supervise and train assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
• Ability to develop and maintain record-keeping systems and procedures.
• Proficient computer skills to include but not limited to proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and database (proficient using Microsoft Office Suite).
• Must be assertive, tactful, and communicate effectively both verbally and in written format.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

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