High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent. One year relevant clerical experience or experience in a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
To provide advanced clerical and secretarial skills for the performance of duties of a difficult or complex nature which require the frequent use of discretion and independent judgment. Responsible for serving in a secretarial capacity for an academic department chair and faculty members or an administrator or supervisor of a department, administrative office or project.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Performs a variety of clerical and secretarial duties such as: exercises responsibility for the utilization of correct format, grammar, punctuation, and spelling; typing a variety of material, including manuscripts, from very rough drafts which involve special formats and complicated footnotes and bibliographies; maintaining bookkeeping records pertaining to budgets, grants and contracts as required by the supervisor; making arrangements for meetings and conferences, notifying participants of dates, times and locations, and takes and transcribes the minutes of such meetings and conferences as directed by the supervisor; receiving and screening visitors; making appointments for the supervisor; maintaining confidential records and files; composing routine correspondence; receiving, sorting, and distributing mail; and, searching for, assembling, and organizing materials required by the supervisor. May assist in the preparation of quarterly, annual, and other periodic reports. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 22303
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.