Under general direction, the Department Administrator provides a variety of complex and non-routine administrative support to the Sr. Director of Facility Services, department managers and supervisors, and Facility/Security Services employees. Coordinates with Administrative Assistants to meet office administrative needs, acting as back-up when necessary. Provides excellent customer service to FS/SEC staff and management, Institute staff and vendors. Effectively communicates orally, electronically and in writing. Pays close attention to detail in completing documentation forms, and projects as needed. Ability to work independently. Multi-tasks with frequently changing priorities.
High school diploma or equivalent.
AA degree in Business Administration or other related field.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Able to occasionally work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Must be able to work assigned standard schedule of Monday â“ Friday, 7:30 am â“ 4:00 pm
Must be able to work overtime as needed, before or after regular shifts or on weekends.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, working in confined areas and working inside.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.