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Administrative Assistant I

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 15, 2024

Job Details

Administrative Assistant I

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Administrative Assistant I at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):


Provide assistance to professional, administrative and management personnel in a staff capacity coordinating personnel, financial and administrative activities for a department, School, College, Division or Center/Institute of the University in order to support established operational goals, objectives and services. Work activities require the application of specialized skills which can be acquired through a combination of job-related training and on-the-job experience.

  • Provide assistance to professional, administrative and management personnel in the planning, development and administration of unit operating budget. Reconcile various detailed general, restricted, designated and auxiliary accounts; monitor status of revenues and expenditures. Prepare related statistical reports, analyses and summaries on budget activities.
  • Coordinate the collection, preparation and processing of non-academic and academic personnel and payroll actions; establish and monitor related recordkeeping system; interpret and apply internal operating procedures, University policies and contractual agreements accordingly. May possess signatory authority on selected forms and documents.
  • Supervise non-exempt full-time clerical/technical, part-time temporary student, college work study and technician support staff. Interview and recommend employment, discipline and evaluation of full-time and temporary support staff; conduct orientation and training programs. Plan and assign work activities; train in appropriate office methods and procedures and monitor workflow and staffing levels.
  • Coordinate use of facilities, services and equipment which includes space leasing, subcontracting arrangements as well as initiating requests for services such as building or equipment maintenance, and printing/duplicating services, etc. Interface with appropriate University personnel to obtain information and resolve problems.
  • Serve as an information source to faculty, staff, students and the general public; answer questions, provide information and resolve routine problems regarding operations and services. May represent unit/or supervisor to other University areas and outside professional groups and organizations in order to obtain and exchange information.
  • Participate in and coordinate the preparation and completion of special projects and studies and collect and gather statistical data for reporting purposes. Prepare reports which include conclusions and recommendations for solution to administrative problems.
  • Perform related work as assigned.

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience preferred.
  • Some knowledge of and experience with university academic and/or non-academic personnel processing procedures and practices.
  • Some knowledge of accounting principles and bookkeeping procedures and applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet established deadlines.
  • Some supervisory experience preferred.
  • Typically, incumbents have held lower-level clerical and/or secretarial support positions.

H12 - College of Liberal Arts & Science

Primary department:

H0323 - Political Science

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Job category: Staff/Administrative
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Salary minimum: $43,711
  • Salary hire maximum: $52,449
Working conditions:

This position requires on campus work Monday through Friday. This position must be filled pursuant to the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, and as such may be filled by a qualified bargaining unit member, should one apply.

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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