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University of Utah Administrative Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/30/2021

Requisition Number PRN25687B

Job Title Administrative Assistant

Working Title Administrative Assistant

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F; 8:30 am to 5 pm, occasional night and/or weekend

VP Area President

Department 00340 - Red Butte Garden & Arboretum

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 18.41 - 24.85

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Administrative Assistant at the Red Butte Garden works directly with the staff and leadership and is essential to the success of the organization. Members of our team perform a diverse set of tasks and provides engaged administrative support for department management.

The Administrative Assistant’s essential functions will include yet, are not limited to scheduling, meeting support, payroll assistance, procurement, travel, management of department accounts, purchasing, event planning, on/off boarding of staff, and other administrative duties as assigned.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus daily and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement. Employee hired into this position will be required to work occasionally at the office to support on-site operations.


Job Functions

This position plans and expedites the flow of work while ensuring the smooth operation of the department under the pressure of frequent interruptions and changes in priorities. Requires independent judgement, daily problem solving and multi-tasking.

1.Assists department with business planning, hiring and goal setting.

2.Collects, organizes and analyzes data for specialized and regular monthly/quarterly reports.

3. Assists with the implementation of department and University policies and procedures.

4.Provides administrative support to upper-level department management by scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings and conferences and maintaining and ordering office supplies.

5.Travel planning and reimbursement for various members of the department

6.Resolves a variety of complex administrative problems for staff and the public.

7. Prepares correspondence, establishes and maintains confidential files.

8.Acts as a liaison between the advisory board and the Executive Director in the coordination of correspondence, meeting minutes, relations management, and knowledge of bylaws.

9.May supervise the activities of support staff


This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Conditions

Nearly continuously: office environment

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in business or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) and three years full-time secretarial experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective written and verbal communication skills required. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping practices and direct supervisory experience preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


1.Familiarity with University systems.

2.Strong computer skills and proficiency in latest versions of Microsoft suite

3.The ability to quickly learn new technology.

4.Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally using tact and discretion

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.