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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Administrative Assistant - Translational Molecular Pathology in Houston, Texas


The primary purpose of the Senior Administrative Assistant position is to provide complex administrative and secretarial support to assigned faculty and department. The Sr. AA will use independent judgment, problem solving, prioritization of tasks, and independent planning and implementation of projects.


Caring: By our words and actions we demonstrate caring toward everyone.

  • We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients, their loved ones and our colleagues.

  • We are respectful and courteous to each other and practice cultural humility.

  • We promote and reward teamwork and inclusion.

Integrity: We work together with professionalism to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve in all that we do.

  • We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for our work - decisions and data - and for practicing our values and ethics.

  • We advocate for diversity and equity for our workforce, for those we serve and for our community.

  • We communicate frequently, honestly, openly and responsibly.

Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge from diverse perspectives.

  • We encourage continuous learning, seeking out information and new ideas.

  • We team with each other to identify and resolve problems.

  • We seek personal growth and enable others to do so.

Safety: We provide a safe environment - physically and psychologically - for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community.

  • We create a sense of security and empowerment and are committed to keeping one another free from harm.

  • We embrace a framework and best practices for the highest quality of care and service.

  • We inspire trust by modeling excellence in our work and acceptance of each person's contributions.

Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources - people, time, financial and environmental - entrusted to us.

  • We prioritize the health and well-being of each other.

  • We act responsibly to safeguard the institution's finances.

  • We ensure the proper care and use of time, data, materials, equipment and property afforded to us .


Administrative Function 1. Provides comprehensive administrative/secretarial support to include assistance with manuscripts, CV, and abstracts.

  1. Compose formal and informal correspondence and documents, creates, edits, and formats presentation, and compiles reports as needed.

  2. Maintains physician's licenses and certifications.

  3. Manages faculty calendars while appropriately communicating with faculty of any date and time conflicts, confirmation of completed requests, and meeting reminders.

  4. Prepare and coordinates travel itineraries for assigned faculty within the Concur System Database, and ensures timely submissions for reimbursement expense reports.

  5. Manage and update curriculum vitae monthly in the Faculty Information System (FIS).

Support Departmental Recruiting Efforts Schedule candidate interviews for faculty. Communicate with management once candidate has been identified. Assist with the coordination and management of visa support efforts for faculty's new and current personnel, including collecting required documentation and working closely with department management.

Departmental Inventory and Space Management Assist with coordination and management of the Departmental inventory and space assignments for new and current personnel, including communication with facilities/LIS for requests, and requesting and assigning equipment to new employees and maintaining central database.

Kronos Time Management Manage the weekly pay period closeout, as assigned for the dept.

Other duties as assigned

High school diploma or equivalent. Five years of administrative/secretarial experience. With preferred degree, one year of required experience. Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 141643

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 49,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 60,200

  • Science Jobs: No