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Administrative Professional Senior

Administrative Professional Senior—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Administrative Services Professional
Job Code: 3041, 3042
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard is part of a career progression within the Administrative Services Professional Series consisting of Administrative Professional and Administrative Professional Senior.


Job Overview

Oversee and provide leadership in facilitating complex administrative/business operations for designated University areas to influence, define and support University organizational processes and goals.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Oversee and provide leadership in facilitating complex administrative/business operations for designated University areas to influence, define and support University organizational processes and goals; use judgment in prioritizing work, resolving problems, and selecting and applying methods with general guidance; design mid- to long-range action plans; develop and oversee organizational processes related to human resources, fiscal management, and operational systems to facilitate, enhance, or clarify work practices and processes; develop and implement operational, management, and planning projections and strategies; conduct utilization analysis of operations that may have major University impact; evaluate and make recommendations related to institutional policies, procedures, and practices to improve organizational effectiveness.

Coordinate administrative functions related to human resources, fiscal management, and operational systems for a major, high-impact area, department, or division; administer and oversee multiple, complex budgets and resources, assessment strategies, technology and special initiatives, service operations, or facilities/inventory management practices.

Oversee data management functions; monitor, analyze, and interpret financial and administrative data that may be of a highly sensitive or confidential nature; develop and provide high-level administrative, statistical, and management reports using standard and specialized software applications; provide briefings to senior administration.

Serve as liaison with internal and external constituents and represent the University to community and regulatory agencies; address inquiries and provide guidance, advice, or mediation specific to area of expertise and consistent with departmental guidelines; interpret, analyze, and communicate complex internal/external policy, procedural, and process information related to administrative and financial issues; provide leadership in advising and facilitating outcome resolution for operational, planning, and management purposes and to ensure compliance with University and regulatory guidelines based on a thorough knowledge and understanding of University policies and procedures; exercise discretion in disclosure of sensitive/confidential information.

May provide administrative supervision to University staff and/or functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.


Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

 Bachelor's degree in a related or specialized field and five to six years' related or specific experience required.




Last modified October 10 2011 08:59 AM