Administrative Secretary

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Savannah, GA
Categories: Administrative Support

Position Title

Administrative Secretary


Biomedical Sciences


School of Medicine

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Work Location

Savannah, GA

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Hours Per Week



The primary responsibility of this position is to provide daily secretarial and accounting support to multiple faculty members. It requires fundamental computer skills, including spreadsheet and database management, basic grant and departmental budget reconciliation, word-processing, and e-mailing. Tasks in the broad areas of curriculum, committee, research, and budget support are assigned by the faculty and are typically prioritized by the secretary according to guidelines given by the supervising faculty member. This position is essential for enabling faculty members to fulfill responsibilities in the areas of scholarly activity, teaching, and university service. This position requires indirect supervision, the ability to work independently, and careful attention to detail. This secretary must work cooperatively with other secretaries in the department, must be prepared to support the smooth flow of day-to-day operations and must be an effective communicator with the public.

Required Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED and two years of prior administrative support experience are required. Must have experience working with and maintaining budgets. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word in order to prepare documents and other correspondence and Excel in order to maintain budgetary information.  The successful candidate must have the willingness and ability to interact with various personalities in order to meet the expectations of multiple faculty members and co-workers and may be asked to provide support for other faculty members, when necessary.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Pay Rate

Base: $11.29 an hour up to commensurate with experience

Pay Basis


FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Describe specific ways you have used Microsoft Word.
2. Describe specific ways you have used Microsoft Excel.
3. What qualities and/or experiences make you the best candidate for this position?
4. Describe your prior experience maintaining budgets.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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