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Administrative Clerk

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Administrative Clerk
Division School of Medicine
Department Bio-Medical Sciences
Vacancy Number 18-142
Work Location Savannah
Hours per week 40 hours/week
Scheduled Hours 8:00am - 5:00pm

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide support for the efficient operation of the day to day activities, both administrative and secretarial, of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. This position directly assists the Chair as well as provides administrative support for the 15+ Savannah campus faculty. This person will be responsible for centralized control of department budget reconciliations and accounting and clerical oversight of the department’s administrative functions. This position requires the ability to work independently under limited or indirect supervision.


A high school diploma or GED is required along with a minimum of three years of administrative office experience. Must have basic bookkeeping skills for the purpose of maintaining the departmental budget, and must be able to handle sensitive information with confidentiality. The successful candidate must be able to use Microsoft office software including Word, Excel, Access, etc. Must be organized and able to prioritize workload. The incumbent will be expected to provide a professional, welcoming environment for the hosting of divisional guests. Must be an effective communicator for the purpose of conducting business with external vendors on behalf of the Chair of the Division. The successful candidate will be a decisive team leader with competency to meet expectations and support the Chair of DBMS; will be able to provide information and administrative service in a timely manner; will be flexible with professional interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with faculty and staff at all times; and posses the ability to work with and without immediate supervision to complete assigned tasks.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background and credit check.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? Yes
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Job Category Staff
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Base: $11.56
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe several ways you have used Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Please be as specific as possible.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please describe any prior experience maintaining budgets.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Mercer University's mission is to teach, to learn, to create, to discover, to inspire, to empower and to serve. Having read this, how do you see yourself fitting in and contributing to the mission?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter