Department: Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
Associates Degree in related field. Two years relevant administrative assistant experience or experience in a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Helps the Program Manager run the daily operations of the Contact Tracing Program at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). The Contact Tracing Program consists of teams of contact tracers from across the state that are working under the direction of SHSU in collaboration with the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide contact tracing to individuals infected with or exposed to the Coronavirus.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Performs administrative assistant duties. Provides departmental or university information to students, departments and staff. Schedules appointments and activities. Interprets policies and procedures. Compiles, tracks and reviews data and reports. Attends meetings and takes notes. Prepares, reviews, revises and distributes documents and correspondence. Orders and maintains supply inventory. Handles P-Card purchases and monitors expenses. Works with a diverse array of individuals participating in the Contact Tracing program and must be flexible, friendly, cooperative, professional and possess the innate desire to provide individuals from diverse backgrounds with administrative support. Maintains detailed records of departmental operations. Works in conjunction with SHSU's Human Resources and Payroll offices to complete hiring paperwork (including EPAF initiation) and timesheet approvals. Acts as a point of contact in case of problems, and will provide administrative support for localized training for new hires (locates and reserves spaces, provides access to equipment for virtual training sessions, etc.). Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 24634
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.