Central Michigan University
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$16.00 - $23.87
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Number S-3079

Position Number 70810 Type of Recruitment External Position Title EXEC SECRETARY Position Summary

This position provides advanced financial and operational support to the Innovation and Online (I/O) enterprise. Reporting to the Executive Director of Business Operations, the individual will perform routine cost center/account reconciliations, purchase requisitions, journal entries, payable accounting tasks, and departmental deposits. The individual will assist in the preparation of annual and quarterly financial reports.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED. Four years of qualifying experience or a combination of education and experience that equates to four years. Experience with Microsoft Word. Customer service experience. Spreadsheet and/or database experience. Organizational skills with strong attention to detail. Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to project a positive attitude. Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with accurate results. Ability to compose, proofread and edit correspondence. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate or Bachelor degree in a related field. Experience within a higher education administrative environment. Advanced skillset in the use of Microsoft Office suite including Excel and TEAMS. Demonstrated skillset in the use of various enterprise resource platforms such as SAP and other business applications/databases unique to an organization. Willingness to adapt to change in an evolving, fast-paced environment. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Demonstrated ability to participate in a cross-collaborative environment. Exhibits high degree of interpersonal skills and self-motivation.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides primary administrative support for CMU Innovation & Online business/financial operations. Monitors CMU business credit card/travel expense transactions in ActivePay and assigns appropriate cost center information. Initiates daily and routine financial transactions related to purchasing, payables, and receivables. Prepares fund transfers using SAP and other applications such as STRIPE. Prepares employee business card and reimbursement reconciliations. Conducts monthly cost center reconciliations of CMU Innovation and Online enterprise. Assists in the review of budgets to actual for accounts and provides trend reporting to CMU Innovation and Online Leadership as directed. Maintains compliance with established University policies and procedures. Networks across campus and will interact with team members located at CMU main campus and distant locations. Performs data collection using SAP and DataWarehouse for purposes of building trend and financial reports. Serves as backup to the Building Coordinator at CMU North Campus facility. Completes other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised


Message to Applicants

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Employee Group Office Professional Staff Pay Level 6 Pay Range $16.00 - $23.87 per hour, estimated starting rate: $16.00 - $19.00 Division Academic Affairs Department Innovation & Online Position Status Regular Position End Date Employment Status Full-Time FTE 1.00 Position Type 12 month Weekly Work Schedule Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. / weekends and evenings as required. Location Mount Pleasant, MI About the Department About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards

Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https: // www. cmich.edu/offices-departments/ OCRIE).

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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU's Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education's Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU's Title IX Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email: [email protected]

Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes

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  • How did you learn about this vacancy?
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  • Do you have four years of qualifying experience or a combination of education and experience that equates to four years?
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  • Do you have experience with Microsoft Word?
  • Yes
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  • Do you have customer service experience?
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  • Do you have spreadsheet and/or database experience?
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