Carnegie Mellon University

Administrative Assistant I

Job Profile Summary

Administrative assistant I's are responsible for:

  • Providing administrative and secretarial/clerical assistance. Drafting memos and correspondence using office software. Preparing and proofing materials from rough drafts or dictation. Serving as initial contact and liaison, providing information/coordination via phone or in person for the department/program.
  • Scheduling meetings, conferences or travel arrangements; preparing itineraries or meeting agendas; ensuring meeting materials are produced and available.
  • Producing, assembling and maintaining reports and summaries. Frequently required to respond directly to inquires and requests regarding this information.
  • Providing general office management: setting up and maintaining filing systems, initiating and processing purchase orders for office equipment and supplies, paying bills, etc.
  • Maintaining department calendar to ensure that time-critical issues such as group meetings, project reviews, etc. are identified and adhered to.

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