Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry (MCB) is a modern, vibrant academic science department offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. We are housed in Simon Hall , a multidisciplinary science building strategically located between the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Medical Sciences, and Physics. This location mimics the goals of our department, which is to build scientific bridges between these various disciplines by stimulating interdisciplinary research among different fields.
Our department continues to grow, with a number of faculty researchers and teachers who utilize leading-edge physical and structural biology methodologies to address exciting questions in the life sciences. Our areas of expertise are broad and include such sub-disciplines as structural virology, chromosome biochemistry, and the analysis of membrane receptors.
In conjunction with the Departmental Chair, the Director of Graduate Studies and the Director of Molecular Life Sciences (MLS) and other key administrative personnel, independently manage the daily administrative activities of the MCB Department, Biochemistry Graduate Program and the MLS program. Direct, manage, administer and implement the philosophy, goals, objectives and related operations of MCB Department, Biochemistry Graduate Program, and MLS Program. Recommend and participate in the formulation of departmental administrative policies and procedures and oversee their implementation. Serve as the primary point of contact to the Chair on a daily basis with staff, faculty, IU administration and the general public. Lead and execute special projects, including researching and analyzing information. Manage the faculty tenure and promotions process, faculty, staff and graduate student recruitment. Manage confidential or sensitive information with discretion and independent judgment on how the information is handled and disseminated.
Autonomously plan, direct and coordinate all human resource (HR) management activities for the MCB department and MLS Program containing 75 employees comprised of Faculty, Research Associate, Postdoctoral Fellows, Lecturers, and others through Vice President of Faculty and Academic Affairs (VPFAA), and PA, SS, and hourlies through UHRS. Exercise discretion and independent judgment on all significant HR matters. Advise, provide guidance in all areas of personnel management, including hiring, termination, work improvement plans, progressive discipline/corrective action, grievances, promotions, FMLA, ADA, benefits, and others in conjunction with HR or VPFAA policies. Hire, train, direct, and evaluate personnel to ensure a qualified and effective staff to support the mission of departmental and two academic degree programs.
Bachelor's degree and one year of administrative/supervisory experience.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals and groups. Time management skills with ability to manage competing demands and determine priorities. Ability to exercise good judgment, be self-directed, and act independently without day-to-day oversight. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals. Proven competency with office software including spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications.
Experience in an IU academic setting. Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, Internet, Outlook, FIS/KFS, HRMS, Employee Center, New Employee Orientation, TIME, ELVIRA, IUIE, SIS, eGrade Change, Faculty Center, CARMIN, One.IU, Chrome River, BUY.IU, PeopleAdmin Faculty Appl. Tracking System, Academic Position Search, DMAI, eDossier, BOX, ATLAS, WebAdmit, MANTIS.
Working Conditions / Demands
Intense mental effort required. Must be able to remain stationary for long periods of time. Repetitive finger/hand movement from continuous computer usage; must be able to focus on computer screen for long periods of time. Mostly mental effort and multitasking.
Salary Plan: SS
Salary Grade: 0G
Job Function: General Admin
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