Administrative Assistant

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

Position Title

Administrative Assistant


Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center


School of Medicine

Vacancy Number


Work Location

Macon, GA

Job Type


Job Category


Hours Per Week



This Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the Georgia Rural Health Center for Innovation at the Mercer University School of Medicine (the Center), and will report to the Executive Director for the Center as well as the Director of Health Policy and Operations. The position will answer incoming phone calls, greet walk-ins, and assist with basic Center inquiries. The primary responsibilities will include such tasks as preparing reports and presentations, screening calls, and managing applications and submissions and other Center matters. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating projects that may involve working with all levels of internal and external management, legislators, and staff. The administrative assistant will also be responsible for managing the calendars and meetings for the Executive Director for the Center as well as the Director of Health Policy and Operations. The incumbent will be responsible for making travel arrangements including airline, hotel, and rental cars. Another responsibility will be to conduct internet research to keep the Center executives up to date on things that are important to the mission of the Center.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university and one year of administrative support and/or customer service experience are required. In lieu of a degree, an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience will be considered. 

Candidates must have a valid driver's license as this position may require some travel.

  • Full comprehension of office management systems and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Up-to-date with advancements in office gadgets and applications
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload
  • High level verbal and written communications skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to proficiently and accurately prepare and enter documents into computer system
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with students, faculty, and staff
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work proficiently in searchable data bases
  • Successful candidate should be detail oriented, possess excellent customer service and communication skills, and have the ability to work independently.
Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


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Externally Funded

This position is contingent on external funding and the length of employment in this position is dependent on continuation of these funds.

Pay Rate

Base: $15 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. Do you have a valid driver's license?
2. What qualities and/or experiences make you the best candidate for this position?

EEO Statement


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

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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