Major Duties: General summary:- Provides administrative and budgetary support for the supervisor and the department. Major duties:- Uses word-processing and spreadsheet software to produce and edit letters, memos, reports, statistical tables and other documents.- Answers non-routine questions regarding the department. Refers questions as needed.- Explains departmental policies and procedures.- Monitors, tracks and reconciles a budget(s). Prepare budget reports and may recommend allocations.- Maintains a database: verifies, updates, and enters data.- Schedules appointments and coordinates meetings; makes travel arrangements.- Monitors and orders departmental supplies.- Typically, engages in some office management and/or project work.- May provide guidance and direction to student employees.- May update the content of the department's website.
Minimum Qualifications: - High school diploma or equivalent.- One year's relevant experience.- Proficiency with word-processing and spreadsheet software.- Experience with query databases and budget entry and tracking.
Internal Number: 352_57881
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.