King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
Job Type: Non-Academic
Job Location: Saudi Arabia
Performs a wide variety of administrative, secretarial and clerical duties for Vice President. Coordinates and participates in office support functions in support of the VP Office's goals and objectives.
Maintains a calendar of activities, meetings and various events for senior management; coordinate activities with other departments,
Assists in a variety of department operations; perform special projects and assignments as requested.
Maintains records for attendance, permits and other related records; prepare statistical reports where required.
Prepares agenda and collects materials for meetings, and conferences; takes minutes and keeps records of proceedings
Anticipates and responds on an immediate basis to a wide variety of both department and institutes issues and ensures timely response to issues of an urgent and critical nature
Reviews reports, files and other documents for the purpose of ensuring accuracy, completeness and conformance to standard procedures
Answer telephones and handle in appropriate manner.
Meets and greets staff and visitors.
Performs general clerical duties to include but not limited to: photocopying, faxing, mailing, etc
Participates in the duties relating to the administration of a department; assist in preparing comprehensive reports, minutes of meetings and agendas for meetings; compile annual budget requests
Reads and screens incoming correspondence and reports; makes preliminary assessment of the importance of materials and organizes documents, and forwards materials to the concerned staff
Acts as liaison between the management and staff, by transmitting memos, instructions and assignments and following up on their status
Performs administrative duties, recommends improvements in work flow, procedures and use of equipment and forms
Recommends actions to be taken on office expenditures such as equipment and supply needs
Conducts searches to find needed information, using such sources as the Internet .
Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
Understands and uses appropriate methods, tools and applications.
Demonstrates a rational and organized approach to work.
Able to make purchase order using KAUST procurement system.
Identifies and negotiates own development opportunities.
Has a sufficient communication skill for effective dialogue with colleagues.
Is able to work in a team.
Is able to plan, schedule and monitor own work within short time horizons.
Absorbs technical information when it is presented systematically and applies it effectively.
Non-Technical Skills or Attributes
Autonomy :Uses minor discretion in resolving problems or enquiries.
Works without frequent reference to others.
Performs a range of varied work activities in a variety of structured environments.
High School or 2 years diploma and ideally a university degree in Business Administration.
At least 10 years’ recent and relevant office management experience – secretarial duties (with references)
Bachelors Degree in a related field with 5 years of senior level executive secretarial or executive administrative assistant experience — that is in a vice president’s, senior manager, or director level office.
Additional requirement :
Strong administrative knowledge.
Able to type at 55 words per minute or above.
About the Company
About the Company
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a brand new institution that’s set to inspire the next era of global scientific achievement. Opening in September 2009 we’re recruiting many exciting roles. One could be yours.