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Program Assistant IV Department of Environmental Science

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University of San Francisco.


San Francisco, CA

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Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Sciences, and under the direction of the Department Chair and Program Director, the Program Assistant IV will provide full-time secretarial support services to the Department of Environmental Science, including the Masters Program in Environmental Management. Performs various secretarial and administrative support duties for full- and part-time faculty.

Please note: Work schedule normally will be Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm, with some Saturdays (approximately 10 per year) required during critical points in the semester, and early evening work required (e.g. 9:30am to 6pm, approximately 10 days per year).

Job Responsibilities

● Organizes work and sets priorities, and manages Department Office under the general guidance of the Department Chair and/or Program Director.

● Helps create warm, welcoming environment and assists faculty, students, staff and other visitors to the office.

● Acts as a resource person/liaison between and among faculty, students, and the University community, as well as members of the public.

● Receives and screens a variety of calls. Takes information, answers inquiries, provides information using knowledge of University, College and Department/Program academic policies and procedures.

● Creates and develops new office work procedures to increase efficiency, maintenance of confidentiality, or work flow using knowledge of operations and creative problem solving techniques; designs new forms, as appropriate, to implement changes.

● Handles confidential, sensitive materials relating to faculty, student and other issues.

● Provides administrative support for professional and scholarly activities of the faculty.

● Hires, trains and supervises student assistant(s).

● Creates or inputs, revises, stores, retrieves, edits and prints a variety of (sometimes confidential) documents, reports, or records using word processing software. Prepares and does minor editing of manuscripts (e.g., technical manuscripts, those written in a foreign language), reports, grant proposals, catalog copy, meeting minutes, class schedules, tests, and course syllabi and manuals, as well as routine Program correspondence.

● Sets up, maintains and revises record-keeping procedures and files as appropriate for the Department/Program.

● Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

● Post high school education preferred

● Four years of increasingly responsible experience in administrative support work or related education, including at least two years in a senior administrative support role.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

● Must be able to work independently without close supervision and as a member of a team.

● Ability to handle diverse situations and meet demanding deadlines.

● Excellent oral and written communication skills including correct use of grammar, spelling and punctuation.

● Knowledge of standard office procedures and functions.

● Must be able to deal with faculty, students, staff, academic community and the public with tact, discretion, and courtesy; contribute to professional environment.

● Experience in student services/student advising preferred.

● Ability to maintain confidentiality.

● Ability to word process with speed and accuracy.

● Must be flexible and readily adaptable to change, have good organizational skills and be able to prioritize masses of detail.

● Must have or quickly develop an understanding of academic policy and administrative operations.

● Ability to use desktop publishing software and equipment to design and produce high-quality publications preferred.

● Previous experience in an educational, multicultural setting preferred.

● Must have, or quickly develop, understanding of academic policy and administrative operations as well as credible stature with members of the academic community and public.

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About USF

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself.


is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit

EEO Policy

The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

Fair Chance Ordinance

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For more information visit:

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If selected, are you able to provide original documentation showing your authorization to work in the United States? Yes


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The University of San Francisco — a premier Jesuit university — is a reflection of the inclusive, inspirational, innovative city that surrounds it. We provide students from all backgrounds an education that is intensely personal and intellectually demanding. For us, reason, religion, science, and spirituality are complementary. Our students see the world with a sense of awe and wonder, and with a curiosity for answers to the world’s most complex questions.

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