The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) promotes excellence in research at the University of Oregon. Research, both basic and applied, is fundamental to the mission of the University and is essential to Oregon’s economic and civic vitality. The Office is committed to enhancing these efforts by providing administrative and financial support for sponsored programs, including identification of funding opportunities, proposal submission, research compliance, and contracts and grant administration.
The Office supports interdisciplinary research centers and essential core facilities and emboldens innovation and economic development through strategic partnering and technology transfer initiatives. The UO has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research that continues through the production of new knowledge and innovative solutions to society’s grand challenges.
The Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation supports research at the University of Oregon through four service units. Collectively known as Research and Innovation Services (RIS), they help UO faculty, staff, and students with all stages of the research process: funding identification, proposal development and submission, award management, compliance, intellectual property management, commercialization, and more.
The purpose of the Office Specialist 2 position is to provide general administrative support and front desk reception as part of the Research and Innovation Administrative Support Team. This position will also provide accounting and transactional support to the units within the Research and Innovation Services (RIS) team. This position will also provide calendaring and scheduling support to the Director and Assistant Directors of the RIS units.
This position will work for one or more of the RIS units and may be rotated to work in different units based on operational requirements. The Office Specialist 2 will have a mix of duties that are dependent on the unit being supported.
This position reports to the Human Resource Administrator.
• Two years of general clerical experience. One year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents;
• An Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology;
• Graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology and one year of general clerical experience.
College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, independent judgment, and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
• Ability to set priorities, take initiative, be proactive, and follow-up.
• Ability to manage diverse responsibilities and multiple tasks.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office and other software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and HRIS/FIS platforms – specifically Banner.
•Scheduling experience and a high level of proficiency using Microsoft Outlook for both email and calendar coordination.
• Experience with event planning and coordination.
• Experience coordinating with facilities and maintenance departments.
FLSA Exempt: No
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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