Senior Administrative Assistant - School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Medicine: Admin
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Administrative and Business Support
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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This position provides administrative support for the Chair of the Department of Medicine (DOM), within the Emory University School of Medicine. This individual will be responsible for the following in support of the Chair:

  • Calendar maintenance and daily scheduling.
  • Coordinating travel arrangements.
  • Processing expense reports and making purchases on behalf of the Chair’s Office.
  • Preparing meeting agendas, presentations, and other materials
  • Taking meeting minutes as assigned.
  • Drafting official correspondence from the Chair.
  • Organizing and planning events hosted by the Chair and DOM.
  • Maintaining an organized filing system for Chair reports, letters, and other documents.
  • Answering and screening incoming calls.
  • Assisting with any basic audiovisual support within the DOM Suite.
  • Helping to identify and oversee any necessary maintenance in the DOM Suite.
  • Maintaining professionalism and confidentiality of Chair and DOM activities.


  • With minimal supervision, provides administrative support for a Chair or Assistant Dean of an academic or basic research unit or for an Assistant Vice President or Assistant Vice Provost (and above).
  • Oversees office operations and ensures office activities comply with policies and procedures.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of budgets, grant applications, proposals, status reports and financial statements.
  • Develops and maintains spreadsheets.
  • Initiates, processes and maintains records and invoices.
  • Keeps manager informed of account status, authorizes expenditures and identifies cost effective alternatives.
  • Maintains calendar, prepares daily schedule and prioritizes meeting requests for manager(s).
  • Ensures manager is appropriately prepared for daily activities.
  • Coordinates, attends, prepares materials for and/or takes minutes at meetings and special events.
  • Prepares charts and graphs for reports and presentations.
  • Reviews incoming correspondence and identifies items of special interest to manager or others.
  • Screens items that can be routinely handled and prepares appropriate responses.
  • Based on a knowledge of the manager's views, composes, edits and types correspondence, reports and manuscripts under minimal guidance.
  • May take dictation or transcribe from a machine.
  • Maintains various databases and/or spreadsheets.
  • Sets up and organizes filing systems.
  • Answers, screens and routes incoming telephone calls.
  • May supervise or direct the work of other administrative clerical/secretarial employees.
  • Oversees ordering and maintenance of office supplies and forms.
  • May coordinate domestic or foreign travel arrangements.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent, and six years of secretarial or administrative support experience, OR a bachelor's degree and one year of administrative support experience.
  • Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee. 

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Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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