Administrative Associate - COVID-19 Prevention Network
FHI 360 (FHI 360)
Location: Durham (United States)
Grade: General Support
Occupations: General Support
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Job Description

Administrative Associate II- CoVPN
The Administrative Associate is a member of the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) Leadership and Operations Center (LOC) team and works and assists with implementation and maintenance of clinical trials and other research-related activities.

Staff within the Science Facilitation Department of FHI 360 serve as the LOC for the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored CoVPN. The LOC is responsible for contributing to and supporting the development, implementation and reporting of a subset of CoVPN clinical trials and for providing coordination, communications, and support to the CoVPN leadership. The LOC is also responsible for arranging and supporting meetings and communications, and for providing logistical and administrative support to the CoVPN, as needed.

Job Summary
This position is characterized by the performance of a variety of administrative and office support duties. Positions require knowledge of organizational and departmental policies and procedures in order to communicate information involving programs, functions, and services. Duties performed may include preparation of documents and reports, the use of office technology, compiling records, organizing and maintaining files, posting information, greeting/referring/assisting others, mail distribution, and photocopying. The range of duties includes, but is not limited to, collecting and verifying data, summarizing and reconciling information or financial data, records management, review and processing, research and inventory. Positions may serve as the primary staff assistant to a department or manager. At the advanced level, may serve as a lead worker or may provide supervision to other employees.


Accountabilities:

  • Provides administrative support to staff for copying, faxing and large- scale mailings.
  • Answers phones, provides information to callers, takes messages and responds to routine and non- routine questions.
  • Organizes and prioritizes large volumes of information and calls; responds to regularly occurring requests for information.
  • Sets up and maintain files, compiles data, proofreads, prepares reports, presentations and graphics.
  • Schedules and organizes complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and department activities for members of the department.
  • Processes travel expense forms.
  • Provides meeting support as needed (e.g., scheduling conference rooms, coordinating food, logistics).
  • Performs desktop publishing; creates and develops visual presentations.
  • Establishes, maintains and updates filing system.
  • Establishes, maintains and updates library of trade journals and magazines.
  • Drafts written responses or replies by phone or e-mail when necessary for staff members, as requested.
  • Receives and distributes incoming mailing and coordinates outgoing mail, including courier services, postage meter account, and interoffice mail distribution.
  • Works independently or as a member of a team on special and ongoing projects such as research and data analysis.
  • Acts as a liaison with other departments and outside agencies, including high-level staff. Communicates with both internal and external personnel as required.
  • Handles confidential and non-routine information and explains departmental policies when necessary.
  • Assignments vary based on department and/or functional area.


Applied Knowledge & Skills:

  • Demonstrates understanding of the area of specialization, of program procedures, methods, and practices to include knowledge of program and staff responsibilities.
  • Uses established filing and data systems, functions, and/or procedures that require
  • knowledge of the program.
  • Reviews data and information for completeness and accuracy using standard guidelines; performs tasks with attention to detail.
  • Understands software used to perform day-to-day functions.
  • Uses office software programs, information systems, and office equipment to access, input, and verify standard information.
  • Communicates information clearly to staff, clients, and/or public about services, processes, and procedures using prescribed or established guidelines.
  • Utilizes program specific terminology.
  • Gathers readily available information from office records to drafts e-mails, memos and other documents.
  • Proofreads documents for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and basic formatting.
  • Provides answers to requests for general information.
  • Records and documents information accurately.


Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Recognizes, defines and resolves non-standard problems using operating procedures,
  • practices and established precedents.
  • Resolves recurring issues and problems as well as some unique situations.
  • Anticipates problems and develops recommendations for management resolution.
  • Errors may be detected and corrected but may cause moderate loss of time or
  • customer/user dissatisfaction.


Supervision Given/Received:

  • General supervision and instructions given for routine work and detailed instructions with periodic work review given for new activities or special assignments.
  • Contacts are typically with individuals within own department and with contacts outside own organization.
  • Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation.


Education:

  • Associates Degree or International Equivalent in Business Administration or Related Field.


Experience:

  • 3 – 5 Years of related experience.
  • Ability to gather, recommend and summarize data for reports, finds solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritizes work.
  • Work requires attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.


Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.


Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, Zoom, TEAMS, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand-held devices.

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 10%

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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About FHI 360

FHI 360 is an international nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States and around the world.

We partner with governments, the private sector and civil society to bring about positive social change and to provide lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation. We do this by using research and evidence to design and deliver innovative programs that change behaviors, increase access to services and improve lives. 

Our staff of more than 4,000 professionals work in more than 60 countries. Their diverse technical expertise and deep understanding of local conditions provide a 360-degree perspective that allows us to develop customized responses to the toughest human development challenges.