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Program Assistant

Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Morgan Hill
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Wyss-Coray Lab in the Department of Neurology at Stanford University is seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative and operational support with limited supervision. This is a terrific opportunity for a self-motivated, detail-oriented team player with a passion for science and research.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess excellent judgment and stellar communication skills. S/he will be a great communicator who is responsive and able to adapt easily to changing priorities. S/he will be a self-starter who will work closely with lab managers, postdocs, graduate students and Neurology Department staff. This person should be ready to learn on the fly and dive into a variety of responsibilities, from scheduling lab meetings and social events to troubleshooting complex lab supply orders and assisting in the submission of grant proposals and reports.

Duties include:

  • Act on behalf of the supervisor, department manager, or chair in regard to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.
  • Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
  • Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.
  • Plan and schedule calendar(s) with limited consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
  • Create complex reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems.
  • Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions; produce, monitor, and reconcile budget statements; research, identify, and resolve discrepancies. May assist with capital or special equipment requests and/or vendor selection.
  • Coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services completion. Plan and coordinate office moves and/or minor renovation projects.
  • May lead staff or supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.
    * - Other duties may also be assigned

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences.
    • Professional experience in an academic environment.

      EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

      High school diploma and four years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
      • Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.
      • Demonstrated success in following through and completing projects.
      • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
      • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others.
      • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
      • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.

        PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

        • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
        • Frequently sitting.
        • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
        • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.
          * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

          WORK STANDARDS:
          • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
          • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
          • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu

            Additional Information
            • Schedule: Full-time
            • Job Code: 4103
            • Employee Status: Regular
            • Pay Grade: F
            • Department URL: http://med.stanford.edu/neurology/
            • Requisition ID: 91747 As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

Keywords: Stanford Medicine, Mountain View , Program Assistant, Other , Morgan Hill, California

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