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Administrative Assistant, Research and Economic Development
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 4, 2022
Title Administrative Assistant, Research and Economic Development
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Research and Economic Development
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (VPRED) is seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support for a variety of programs and initiatives, including the Center for Unified Biometrics and Censors (CUBS). The incumbent will be responsible for providing a full range of administrative support to various centers and institutes supported by the VPRED and managing special projects, as assigned.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Purchasing and processing financial transactions, as well as some account management duties.
  • Preparing and submitting HR transactions.
  • Meeting and event support.
  • Editing documents and presentations and assisting in communication efforts.
The Administrative Assistant must be eager to learn, detail-oriented, and comfortable handling multiple assignments for various staff members in a fast-paced environment. They must be flexible, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be comfortable working as part of a team. The ability to switch between projects and adapt to changing priorities is critical, as the incumbent will be working with multiple staff members on potentially competing projects and deadlines.

The Administrative Assistant will interact with faculty, business professionals, and community leaders as well as administrative professionals on a daily basis, which will require discretion and tact. A sense of professionalism is essential, while experience with university practices and policies is beneficial, but not required.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and its constituent units, guide and support the university’s research enterprise as well as its economic development and entrepreneurial activities. It advocates on behalf of researchers, manages compliance, and nurtures innovation within the institution and the community.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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