Job Description

Extended Job Title
Assistant to the Chair (Surgery)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
The Assistant to the Chair will provide a broad and deep range of support services to the Chair of the Department, while overseeing and contributing to the general functioning and business operations of the department. As a high-level administrative assistant to the Chair, the incumbent will manage confidential correspondence and materials; assist with budget preparation, management and reporting as directed; coordinate schedules and travel arrangements; organize events; and ensure the Chair is apprised of issues and concerns (including those of highly-sensitive matter). This position will also provide administrative support to the clinical department administrator as needed.


Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Draft, edit, research, compile, and conduct thorough follow-up on correspondence. Maintain confidentiality of, and manage distribution of correspondence and materials. Includes but not limited to meetings, projects, and presentations; prepare reports, meeting minutes, and presentation materials for committees and initiatives
  • Coordinate schedules and travel arrangements
  • Assist with budget preparation, management and reporting in concert with the clinical department administrator
  • ssure the Chair is apprised of issues and concerns (including those of highly-sensitive matter)
  • Organize events on behalf of the department and at the request of the Chair: schedule facilities and services; publicize programs; collaborate with departments (i.e., Institutional Advancement), faculty, staff, and the public as required
  • May assist with the management of project grants
  • Oversee special initiatives such as the coordination and communication with community partners in service of the Chair’s responsibilities
  • Respond to daily requests that are complicated or sensitive and necessitate an appropriate setting of expectations and prioritization
  • Field telephone calls and emails. Respond independently to inquiries and requests for information from external sources
  • Act as the central point of communication between the Chair and medical/program directors
  • Support the Chair and clinical department administrator in processing faculty appointments including tenure/non-tenure-track and instructor appointments as well as other faculty paperwork including absences and sabbaticals
  • Serve as the primary administrative support to the clinical department administrator
  • Serve as the primary liaison to the HR Department for inter-departmental recruitments (faculty, staff, temp hires); track and process all steps electronically via designated HR software, and in accordance with HR requirements
  • Submit departmental requests for salary reviews, reclassifications, replacement positions and new positions via PASS. Submit departmental requests to HR for Executive Hiring Committee approval as required
  • Coordinate and oversee onsite faculty/provider recruitment visits
  • Oversee the approval of purchases related to office supplies
  • Personally demonstrate, display, and act in accordance with TTUHSC EP’s values (Service, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Advancement, and Teamwork). Serve as a value’s leader while actively promoting and encouraging staff across the institution
  • Understand and is compliant with all University policies, procedures and regulations, including financial and human resources policies
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Demonstrated competency in data analysis and financial acumen

HSC - El Paso

Surgery Dept Elp Genl

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting the Human Resources website.

Job Group
Executive and Admin Assistants


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree required in related area
  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative experience
  • Previous supervisory experience

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