Incumbents at the Academic/Business Operations Specialist 1 level relieve the supervisor of routine and/or administrative duties, and/or provide general secretarial assistance through routine administrative tasks, and/or provide secretarial assistance requiring training in technical terminology, and/or supervise student office support staff. Reports to academic and/or non-academic leadership positions.
The class works under general supervision and requires considerable knowledge of clerical functions and office and/or program policies and procedures. Performs routine administrative tasks; independently provides explanation, orally and/or in writing, of services or activities of assigned area, including formulating interpretation of policies and procedures as they would apply in a given situation. Makes recommendations regarding program activities and assists in developing new procedures related to established program policy.
Associate Degree in Business Administration, Management Science, Public Administration, or a related field; or a minimum of two (2) years of experience in the secretarial and/or administrative professional field to include office management, public relations, and/or budgeting. Strong typing and computer skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and database capabilities. Good communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Since 1908, Youngstown State University has prepared its graduates to become leaders in the region, the state, and the nation. Located on a beautiful 140-acre campus near downtown Youngstown, Ohio, YSU offers a comprehensive selection of major programs backed by a strong tradition of teaching and scholarship. YSU has a diverse student body of approximately 12,700 students. Multicultural students make up nearly 18 percent of the student body at the University, and over 400 international students hail from fifty-five countries. A student-faculty ratio of 16:1 provide the personal contact associated with a smaller institution, and its connection to the Ohio state system of higher education enables it to draw on the vast resources of that system.
Youngstown State University is a comprehensive urban research university that provides associate, baccalaureate, and graduate instruction and continuing education in one location. The University offers a broad curriculum in the School of Graduate Studies and Research and six colleges: Business Administration; Education; Creative Arts and Communications; Health and Human Services; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; and Science, Technology, E...ngineering, and Mathematics.
Youngstown State University provides for a broad-based education through a core curriculum of 45 semester hours spread across five areas of concentration and emphasizing the development of writing, speaking, and critical-thinking skills.