Job Description

Extended Job Title
Administrative Assistant - Rural

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
131001 - Rural and Comm Health Lbk

Position Description
Performs routine administrative support or technical program assistance work. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
Serves as the administrative support and clerical expertise for a stand-alone program under the overall direction of
the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health.
  • Coordinates, prioritizes, and schedules routine and emergency appointments.
  • Prepares travel applications and vouchers; maintains a spreadsheet log of travel expenses, reimbursements, etc.
  • Assures Director and other staff have necessary information for meetings, conferences, and other activities.
  • Answers phones.
  • Processes incoming and outgoing correspondence and tracks status of all correspondence.  Draft, proof, edit correspondence, speeches, independently for readability, grammar, punctuation, and spelling, replies to correspondence, as assigned.
  • Prepares agenda, gathers documents and information, and prepares minutes for Director's, meetings as requested. Assures Director has necessary information for meetings, conferences, and other activities.
  • Completes special assignments with latitude to exercise independent judgment.  Assists with planning and implementation, as required.
  • Maintains accurate and timely filing system including shredding items and digitally scanning.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Makes arrangements for official guests and receives visitors, as required.
  • Places work orders and housekeeping calls and coordinates calls, repairs, and coordinates calls, repairs, and cleaning as needed for work spaces, office equipment, and technology services.
  • Assist with department business staff with purchasing and other items, as needed.  Completes procurement card transactions, POs, and other financial documents, as required.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills.

Pay Basis

Work Location

Preferred Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. 
  • Skillful command of the English language, grammar and spelling.  
  • Thorough knowledge of modern office equipment, filing systems and procedures.  
  • Ability to plan, organize and control the work of a multifaceted office.  
  • Ability to keep or to supervise the keeping of complex records; to assemble and organize data of a complex nature; and to prepare and submit required reports from such records.  
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships and effectively deal with students, faculty, staff, associates, superiors, subordinates, and officials outside the university; effectively deal with potential public relations problems courteously, and tactfully.
  • Experience to provide executive administrative support including preparing, maintaining, and managing a complex calendar and appointments, preparing travel vouchers, and strong computer skills.
  • Proficiency in written and mathematical processes that may be reflected by the completion of high school or the equivalent. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Suitable experience with office equipment commensurate with the level of this position.

HSC - Lubbock

Rural and Comm Health Lbk

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
Completion of high school or the equivalent. Five years office experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

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