Sr. Administrative Secretary

Bowling Green State University   Bowling Green, OH   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on June 6, 2024
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SALARY                          $20.23 - $22.10 hourly

LOCATION                       Main Campus (BG), OH

JOB TYPE                         Full-Time

JOB NUMBER                   BGSU00459

DEPARTMENT                   School of Engineering

OPENING DATE                 06/6/2024

CLOSING DATE                  Continuous

PAY GRADE                        27


Position Summary

Provides high level administrative support to the Director of the School of Engineering. Relieves the Director of non-routine administrative tasks, many of them confidential in nature. Serves as liaison between the senior administrator and subordinates/others. Prepares written and oral communications. Maintains and monitors the senior administrator’s calendar/schedule. Researches and provides information to the Director.



Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Independently relieves the director of non-routine administrative tasks and serves as liaison for the administrator with faculty, staff and others. Assumes responsibility for the relative day-to-day office operations, including preparing correspondence, greeting visitors and directing incoming mail and phone calls.
  • Greet visitors and answer telephone. Make appointments for Director and coordinate meetings. Act as liaison between Director, faculty, other administrators, and internal/external contacts. Screen for possible issues and discuss with Director.
  • Develops, translates, or independently composes correspondence. Reviews documents and composed materials and correspondence prior to printing and mailing. Communicates decisions and directives to staff.
  • Preserves and maintains sensitive documentation and archives as appropriate. Researches information and provides to college departments and/or administrator(s).
  • Discreetly screens and handles confidential and sensitive phone calls and independently resolves complaints or redirects to appropriate parties, if necessary. Works closely with staff from other University offices (e.g., President and Provost office, General Counsel, other College Dean's offices, etc.).
  • Track School budgets and P-Card transactions. Create requisitions, Invoices, receipts, and transfers in the university's financial management system (FMS).
  • Assist director in course schedule development. Work to resolve time and room conflicts in schedule. cancel classes or request new sections. Monitor the wait list for closed classes. Complete book orders on-line and request desk copies. Create and maintain independent study and special needs courses each semester for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Attend faculty meetings, board meetings and other department/school-related meetings and record and distribute minutes and agendas (as needed0, send to faculty via e-mail and post as needed.
  • Initial contact with potential graduate students in the school. Compose emails, create admission files, register graduate students for classes. Create independent study courses as needed. Assist with questions from graduating students to post-graduate students. Assist graduate students in posting their final thesis to Ohio link and final project to Scholar Works. Work with all college graduate students on GSO (Graduate Student Orientation) activities. Prepare Graduate Assistance contracts and coordinate with GAs regarding their assignments.
  • May coordinate student employment for the office. Monitors student employment budget.
  • Orders parking, identification, keys, alarm codes, name tags and signage for new staff.
  • Coordinates the director’s calendar and schedules appointments. Researches and generates reports for the director's meetings. Coordinates meeting arrangements and communicates information to others as appropriate. Plans executive meetings, records minutes and assembles and distributes agendas. Coordinates and/or assists with a variety of college events.
  • May provide work direction to other staffs.
  • Supervise any student clerical assistant if available in daily routine of the office, duplication of syllabi, exams/quizzes, class handouts, distribution of student evaluations, faculty grids and advising times. Hire and approve student time sheets.
  • Open and close department office at university-appointed times.
  • Support the school in full-time faculty and adjunct faculty hiring processes, including coordination of candidate Interviews/Visits as needed.
  • Interact with and support other college staff as needed, and Deans
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Serves on various committees.
  • Prepare forms for merit and tenure and promotion review.
  • Order and maintain office/computer supplies, request service for copier/printer, laptops, and projectors.
  • Work with new full and part-time faculty in setting up offices (telephone, email, keys, etc.). Inform them of office policies, forms, copying, and final exam schedule.
  • Support student groups in the School with activities and events. Order supplies, food, vans, hotels. etc. for student group activities as they arise.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.




Essential Competencies

  • Knowledge of basic mathematical skills
  • Knowledge of basic reading skills
  • Ability to carry out verbal and/or written instructions
  • Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and written
  • Detailed-oriented and highly accurate
  • Ability to work in changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty and/or staff or the public and represent BGSU appropriately
  • Ability to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities
  • Knowledge of computer skills, such as MS Office, presentations, spreadsheets and/or database entry/query
  • Ability to query, run reports and modify data in financial systems
  • Ability to access and maintain document imaging systems, including scanning and filing documents
  • Ability to operate computers and peripheral equipment such as printers
  • Ability to draft office correspondence
  • Ability to effectively utilize audio/visual equipment



Minimum Qualifications

The following Experience is required:

  • One to two years related experience required.


The following Education is required:

  • High school diploma or GED required



Deadline to apply:  The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by ‘June 20, 2024’.   




Bowling Green State University provides a comprehensive benefit program as part of a total compensation package.  This includes medical, prescription, dental, vision, health accounts (medical & dependent), life & disability insurance, retirement plans, employee assistance program and tuition fee waivers for employees and their eligible dependents as well as paid time off, holidays and parental leave.  For more information please visit Benefits-at-a-Glance.



To Apply

For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.



Why work at BGSU?

Full-time BGSU employees enjoy an array of exceptional benefits, including:

  • Quality, affordable health insurance: Various coverage options available for health, vision and dental starting the first day of the month following your date of employment.
  • Generous paid time off: Vacation, holidays, sick days and more.
  • Excellent work life balance resources: Our Employee Assistance Program offers confidential support to employees and their eligible family members, along with ancillary programs covering identity theft, elder care, legal services and more.
  • Tuition fee waivers: For eligible employees, spouses and dependent children.
  • Professional development opportunities: For skills training, supervisor and leadership programs, performance management, online courses and online tools for employee growth and development.
  • Parental leave: Up to five weeks of paid parental leave for full-time employees with at least 12 months of continuous service.
  • Retirement: BGSU offers several options for meeting your retirement goals with a current employer contribution of up to 14% depending on the retirement program selected. Read more about the option that best fits your needs.

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