College of Arts & Sciences, supporting the Department of Biology
Biology, Departmental Mission and Goals: The mission of the Department of Biology is to carry out and disseminate the results of research in biology, to provide first-rate teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to provide service to the campus, the local community, and world-wide.
We fulfill this mission through the research, teaching and service activities of our faculty, staff and students. Original research by our faculty and graduate and undergraduate students is at the center of our activities, since it informs both our teaching and service. Our faculty members disseminate the results of research in peer-reviewed publications, scientific meetings, textbooks, and web sites. External funding for our work is essential, and we pursue such funding sources vigorously.
The Department nurtures partnerships with the Danforth Plant Science Center, and through the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center, with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo. The Center for Neurodynamics is a joint venture with the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Nature of Work
The College of Arts & Sciences seeks a highly motivated Business Support Specialist II to join the administrative team. Under the general direction of the Business Manager of the College of Arts & Sciences, this position is responsible for the support of the business and fiscal duties of the Department of Biology.
Assist the Department Chair and Business Manager in business or fiscal administration for the departments
Provide support in the processing, documentation and monitoring of unit budgets, funding, grants, contracts, payroll, employment, travel, billing and/or purchasing
May independently or under the guidance of campus finance professionals establish internal accounts and recordkeeping systems, and establish needed accounting support via campus-wide information systems
Oversee and/or perform a range of diverse administrative activities for the department; serve as a central liaison with other departments in the resolution of a variety of day-to-day matters concerning the units
Perform varied, advanced secretarial and administrative work unique to the departments requiring initiative and independent judgement
May provide oversight of tasks and/or support to departmental chairs (e.g., typing, calendar management, office reception, event planning and writing original correspondence)
Coordinate the documentation and processing of routine payroll actions, in accordance with University policy
Review actions for budget impact, authorization and compliance with campus policy
Bring variances to unit management's attention for authorization or modification
Ensure proper coding of payroll and finance functions for campus information systems and reporting
Serve as a source of general information for students, faculty and staff of UMSL and the Department
Coordinate tasks related to recruitment, retention, and alumni relations
Supervision of two Office Support Staff III positions, as well as student employees
Other duties as assigned
An Associate's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and PeopleSoft (or comparable industry application)
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Strong collaborative, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills
Goal oriented and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Exceptional attention to detail and demonstrated problem solving skills
Salary Hiring Range
$15.29 - $20.70 per hour
October 14, 2019
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
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