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Department Administrative Manager

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration

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Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Department Administrative Manager position will report directly to the department head and requires independent judgment and decision making related to a variety of departmental functions. This is a complex and highly responsible position involving administrative support of departmental functions. The position is responsible for assuring that the department meets deadlines, complies with all prevailing policies and procedures and functions in a highly effective and efficient manner. The primary responsibilities include: 1) Establish and maintain operating procedures for the departmental administrative office. 2) Maintain knowledge of the UA Board of Trustees, College and Division of Agriculture policies, rules and procedures. 3) Promote and facilitate teamwork within the departmental staff; maintain high standards for staff performance. 4) Coordinate all departmental reporting including Faculty Service Reviews, the annual report, and REEport projects. 5) Maintain department head office: Calendar, meetings, telephone, communication, etc. 6) Organize and/or complete special projects as directed by the department head. 7) Manage/Perform personnel procedures (advertising, appointments, terminations, etc.) in accordance with all prevailing policies and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree with a strong background in business or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with Workday (specifically HCM, compensation, time and leave tasks), E-verify, SharePoint, 25Live, Next catalog (curriculum management program) and Graduate Student requirements at U of A including yearly reporting to NSF/NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Post-doctorates in Science and Engineering, and Agriculture.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
-Superior computer and software skills, strong managerial, communication and organizational skills are required.
-Ability to exercise initiative, make sound judgments, be discreet, and assume responsibilities.
-Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work and ability to speak and write clearly and communicate effectively.
-Ability to multi-task and handle disruptions well while working with little supervision.

Additional Information:

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Dr. Michael Looper, Department Chair

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

No Background Check Required

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate in its education programs or activities (including in admission and employment) on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Federal law prohibits the University from discriminating on these bases. Questions or concerns about the application of Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, may be sent to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

All application information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:


Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Talking

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