Senior Administrative Assistant - Neurology (Movement Disorders) - Temporary

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
210001FP Requisition #

Department: Neurology 

Position Type: Full Time/ Non-Exempt / Temporary (6mo min). *POSITION MAY HAVE POTENTIAL TO BECOME PERMANENT*

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX 

Position Summary:

Provides general and varied administrative and secretarial support. Performs work that is varied and generally administrative and/or project oriented with general analysis. Work generally requires use of initiative and independent judgment. This role requires someone with the ability to act independently, be self-sufficient, and self-directed. Position willalso be responsible for overall monitoring as well as coordinating the operation of the fellowship training program.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Resolves routine inquiries and questions and responds to non-routine correspondence or telephone contacts in area of responsibility within guidelines established by supervisor.
  • Composes correspondence and memoranda; prepares graphs, tables and manuscripts; prepares reports and presentation materials. May assist with grant and contract materials.
  • Schedules and maintains calendars and travel itineraries; coordinates related arrangements in compliance with all University, governmental, and/or grant policies and guidelines.
  • Develops filing systems; maintains files, records and reports for assigned area. Maintains knowledge base of legal and regulatory requirements of files.
  • Receives, classifies, reconciles, consolidates, and/or summarizes documents and information.
  • Compiles data from reports using required knowledge of departmental, project, and/or university policies and procedures.
  • May be responsible for or assisting with data entry and basic processing for the financial and/or human resources systems.​​​​​​
  • Schedules meetings and rooms, invites participants, and arranges refreshments and equipment as needed. May prepare and distribute meeting minutes.
  • May be required to maintain office supplies and equipment.
  • Screens calls and emails and receives and directs visitors
  • Retrieves information from departmental and/or project records and may produce reports with analysis.
  • Regularly handles confidential information and sensitive issues.
  • Provides guidance and direction to lower level staff and is held accountable for their work.
  • May train entry level clerical staff. May lead support staff. May assist with interviewing, orientation and scheduling of staff. May provide input into lower level staff performance evaluations.
  • Generally serves as an administrative liaison with others within and outside assigned areas regarding administrative issues on purchasing, personnel, facilities and operations.
  • Advises on and may draft policies and processes as assigned by supervisor. Is responsible for making routine decisions and judgment calls, and may assist or make recommendations regarding complex or impactful decisions.
  • Manages schedules and fellow attendance for all required educational activities, including conferences and other didactic experiences. Maintains the fellowship curriculum, including competency-based goals and objectives for each assignment and each level of training. 
  • Oversees all aspects of the fellow recruitment process including scheduling interview dates, corresponding with potential applicants, confirming meetings and appointments and ensuring applicant credentials are in compliance with current guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Advanced working knowledge of standard Office Software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is required.
  • Use of University financial systems may be required.

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree preferred. 

Minimum Experience:

  • Five (5) years related work experience required. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.
  • Prior experience with scheduling, maintaining calendars, and travel itineraries required. 
  • Prior experience preparing meeting materials or general reports preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visit!

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.


Previous Job Searches

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Similar Listings

UTHealth Administration

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

📁 Professional/Managerial

Requisition #: 210001C2

UTHealth School of Dentistry

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

📁 Professional/Managerial

Requisition #: 2100019S

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

📁 Professional/Managerial

Requisition #: 210001E9