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Job ID: 123182

Assistant to the Chair
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted May 7, 2019
Title Assistant to the Chair
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Art
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

Position Summary
The Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo is seeking an Assistant to the Chair. You would provide direct assistance to the Department Chairperson in all administrative functions of the department in accordance with State, University, Research Foundation (RF), UB Foundation and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) guidelines, policies, and procedures.

Listed below are the broad areas of responsibility within the purview of the Assistant to the Chair, including but not limited to:

  • You will assist the Chair in development of annual departmental budgets including departmental guidelines and procedures. You will also monitor expenditures and provide account reconciliation.
  • You will prepare and verify all personnel transactions for department in a timely manner (ensuring employees are paid on time or removed from payroll in a timely manner) and that budgets are appropriately impacted.
  • You will work with colleagues to complete the annual department space survey and monitor space usage and availability. Coordinate with the Chair to assign space in accordance with Department, CAS, and University guidelines.
  • You will coordinate special events including travel arrangements for guests and visiting scholars.
  • You will supervise the Department Office Assistant 1 including completing an annual performance program and evaluation, monitor and manage workflow in department to ensure that faculty and students are being appropriately supported and that deadlines are met.
  • You will collaborate with the Assistant to the Chair for Student Programs to update (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) course schedules for department in University system ensuring there is appropriate instructional personnel (faculty, adjuncts, TAs) and the instructional budget has not been exceeded.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Two years of administrative experience.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be able to interact with a diverse constituency.
  • Computer experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).
  • Must be able to manage competing priorities and demonstrate a commitment to learning new skills as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Two years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled with a variety of University systems including, but not limited to: ePTF, SIRI, HUB, InfoSource, UB Jobs, eReq, UB First, CONCUR is preferred

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