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Administrative Coordinator- College of Allied Health and Science

Job Description

Administrative Coordinator- College of Allied Health and Science
Howard University Mission

Howard University is a comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university providing an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising Black students. Further, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching and research, committed to the development of distinguished and compassionate graduates and to the quest for solutions to human and social problems in the United States and throughout the world.

Position Compensation

Salary commensurate with qualifications, education & University guidelines.

Position Information


The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of office management and administrative work. This position may control office workflow and established office procedures in support of the department. The incumbent typically works at a high degree of independence and uses initiative to carry out regular assignments in accordance with established policies and procedures. This position generally reports to a department manager, assistant/associate director, assistant/associate dean or other senior administrator.


Responsible for orienting and training others, and assigning and reviewing their work. May also be responsible for acting in a ?lead? or ?senior? capacity over other positions performing essentially the same work, or related technical tasks and reporting to a higher level on a formal basis.


Internal contacts generally include administrators, faculty, students and staff. External contacts generally include vendors, consultants, visitors and the general public.


Control the workflow of the office. Implement office procedures and practices. Perform directives from supervisor to coordinate administrative procedures within department and/or among other offices.

Maintain bookkeeping records of revenues and expenditures for department or school. Assign proper budget codes. Prepare requests for travel authorizations, services request, etc. Check records, meet with staff and resolve any differences with accounting.

Supervises office administrative clerical staff and or other similar positions.

Enter personnel and financial documents with related software applications. Perform data analysis of average difficulty using tables, graphs and basic statistics. Submit final reports to department administrators and/or managers.

Supervise the scheduling of appointments, meetings and conferences for department heads and/or other department staff.

Coordinate logistics of all department events and meetings including travel and lodging arrangements, agendas, information packets, parking, amenities etc. and provide on-site guidance to visitors and guests for university related events.

Record and maintain agenda and minutes from all division, department and faculty meetings and distribute them accordingly.

Review catalogs and meet with vendors to order office supplies and equipment. Obtain bids and price quotes from vendors, monitor inventory of supplies.

Create and manage office filing systems. Responsible for filing correspondence and other items accordingly.

Receive, open and screen mail for the department.

May assists in the completion of grant proposals for the department and divisions within the department.

Process paper work for the hiring of new salaried personnel, and advises them concerning the University?s procedures.

Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Advanced knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles.

Skill in operation of computers, related software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). Knowledge of standard office equipment.

Knowledge and skill in accounting and budgeting techniques and principles.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse population. Must be detailed oriented and organized.

Ability to exercise discretion and ensure a high-level of confidentiality.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, residents, students and the general public.


Bachelor's degree in business or administration and 3-6 years of experience. 11 years of related work experience may be substituted in lieu of educational qualifications.

Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not be construed as a contract for employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) -806-1316.


Administrative Coordinator- College of Allied Health and Science