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Administrative Support Specialist I- Imaging

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA
  • Expired: June 28, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
These positions provide a variety of administrative functions to staff, faculty member/s or department/s. Uses various office software to produce reports, spreadsheets, presentations or other documents as needed. Requires knowledge of Institute policies and practices and may be required to interface with senior management, cross-organizations, internal and external customers and government and community officials which require considerable tact and diplomacy.
The Administrative Support Specialist's primary duty will be to support the needs of the Department of Imaging Reading Room. Duties include, but are not limited to, triaging incoming phone calls, paging providers, help in managing the radiologist staffing assignments, and ordering/stocking supplies for all reading rooms. Other tasks will include but are not limited to the below:
+ Responsible for light typing, basic document preparation, data entry, and may handle mass mailing projects.
+ Responsible for scheduling meetings for individuals supported, including conference room scheduling.
+ Responsible for working with the team to create the staffing schedule.
+ Coordinates travel arrangements for individuals supported, as well as laboratory personnel, postdoctoral candidates and visiting speakers.
+ May assist with the onboarding of new staff members. Where applicable, assists in obtaining keys, lockers, lab coats and needed supplies.
+ Responsible for ordering of supplies and ensures equipment is maintained
+ Answers phones and directs calls to appropriate parties.
+ Responsible for general office duties such as copying, filing, faxing, sorting mail, greeting visitors and maintaining the cleanliness of office area.
+ May be asked to cover for other administrative support staff during absences.
+ Perform duties related to other special projects as required.
+ Responsible for the planning and preparation of conferences/retreats, which includes booking the venue, coordination of speakers, arranging for audiovisual equipment and ordering of food services. May also be responsible for coordinating departmental group meetings.
+ Prepares general correspondence, letters of recommendation, creates Excel spreadsheets, revises existing PowerPoint presentations and maintains biosketches and CVs.
+ Assists with grant applications and manuscript preparation (including proofreading and editing).
+ May be responsible for academic and hospital appointment processes, and the maintenance of licenses, credentialing and certifications.
+ May be responsible for preparing monthly expense reports, Pcard reconciliations, processes requests for vendor payments and creates invoices.
+ May be asked to be a representative in committees, cross-department responsibilities and/or task forces.
+ May be responsible for website maintenance as needed.
+ May coordinate moves, meetings assignments, equipment upkeep and timekeeping oversight
+ May assist in the training of new administrative support staff within the group.

+ Bachelor's degree preferred
+ Minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment is preferred.
+ Excellent written and oral communication skills.
+ Knowledgeable of computer applications including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and Excel.
+ Strong customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally with peers, leadership and external contacts.
+ Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality and pay attention to detail.
+ Excellent ability to organize, prioritize, and follow-through.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Job ID: 2019-16070
Grade: 18
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Boston, MA
02133 USA