Half Time Secretary – College of Health Sciences (DMS, PTA, Social Work)

University of Saint Francis
March 17, 2023
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DEPARTMENT: College of Health Sciences

POSITION STATUS: Part Time (20-25 hours/week), 12-month

POSITION REPORTS TO: Assigned Program/Division Director, College of Health Sciences

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Program/Division Director(s), the secretary of the College of Health Sciences provides support for a wide range of operations in the assigned department(s) and provides assistance to the Dean, department administrator(s) and faculty. The secretary will support the department(s) in achieving its mission and goals.

Serving University of Saint Francis (USF) students and the USF community is paramount. To provide a consistent quality experience across the university, the USF Way, outlined in the Employee Handbook, is used to describe service expectations for all employees.


  • Communicates effectively verbally, electronically, and in writing with various internal and external stakeholder including administrators, faculty, students and other staff and individuals inside and outside of the university community
  • Uses various software to manage programmatic materials, correspondence, policies, reports, clinical contracts, etc. as directed by Supervisor

  • Maintains reporting of student clinical verification data

  • Assists the Supervisor with reports, self-study documents, surveys, statistical summaries and other requirements associated with maintaining accreditation of departmental programs
  • Oversees scheduling and coordination of various department meetings and activities
  • Works with the Supervisor to monitor the department operating budget, orders departmental supplies, prepares purchase orders, and reconciles the monthly budget statements as directed
  • Maintains departmental webpages as directed

  • Attends department, school-wide and staff meetings; records meeting minutes as requested

  • Consistently demonstrates behaviors and attitudes congruent with the University of Saint Francis and the Franciscan Values
  • Is willing to work outside normal business hours as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • USF WAY:

    University of Saint Francis (USF) employees demonstrate a commitment to the University's mission and support of its Catholic and Franciscan traditions. Employees provide the intellect, empathy and ability to serve our students and community. The USF Way of serving is a source of pride for many employees. To provide a consistently high level of quality experience across our university, we provide the following service expectations for all employees. These standards have been tailored by position and responsibilities, and are incorporated into performance evaluations.

    Standard #1: Provide opportunities for deeper conversations, prayer and reflection.

    Standard #2: Utilize best practices in communication and service.

  • Apply care to your words and deeds to ensure respect for others.

  • Commit to follow through without exception and with quality.

  • Offer additional assistance after serving as in, “How else may I assist you?”

  • Respond promptly, whether in person, via phone, or email.

  • Standard #3: Recognize and celebrate milestones and achievements.

    Standard #4: Use resources wisely and support green initiatives.



  • High School Diploma required, College degree preferred
  • Experience

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in secretarial support; experience in a university setting preferred
  • Knowledge and Skills :

  • Competence in office operations, policies and procedures, and business communications

  • Proficiency in use of computer software and office equipment

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written, to effectively interact with students, faculty, staff and community members
  • Discretion concerning information of a confidential nature, such as personal identification information of students and employees, student progress and performance, or faculty salary
  • Organizational skills necessary to plan the workday, arrange meetings, prioritize tasks, and complete various projects
  • Math skills to maintain and verify department statistical information and budgets

  • Team attitude, a student-centered approach and an ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Professional Development

    The Secretary is expected to demonstrate a commitment to learning and growth by:

  • Actively participating in the annual Employee Development Day

  • Participating in activities that enhance personal and professional growth and renewal

  • Expanding knowledge on an ongoing basis
  • Annually identifying specific development needs and a plan of action
  • Establishing and evaluating performance goals annually
  • Attending in services as directed to update knowledge and skills
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