Administrative Assistant

Position: Administrative Assistant

Job ID: 164344

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: PHILAN - Major Gifts

Talent Area: Administrative Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am-5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Duncan NRI) was established by Texas Children’s Hospital in 2010 as the world’s first basic research institute dedicated to childhood neurological diseases. Building on our considerable strengths in genetics, neuroscience, and pediatrics, the Duncan NRI provides scientists with a world-class technology infrastructure carefully designed to foster collaboration among 30 basic faculty and more than 300 clinician-scientists with the goal of accelerating the pace of discoveries from bench to bedside into developing treatments for both childhood and adult neurological diseases.   To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.     Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for an Administrative Assistant — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide direct administrative support for multiple leaders, one of which must include primary support to a Texas Children's Director or a Physician in a Leadership level that is approved by the Physician Compensation Executive Committee (PCEG).

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Conduct yourself in a professional, courteous manner on an on-going daily basis
  • Schedule and maintain calendar, ensuring that it is current and accurate as directed by supervisor
  • May coordinate and schedule surgeries
  • Coordinate events, and conferences including preparation of itineraries and travel accommodations as directed by supervisor
  • Prepare and/or assist with the preparation of computer-generated slides and/or hand-outs for the department and assist with the preparation of various publications according to graphics standards
  • Format all correspondence in accordance with current graphics standards set by the Hospital within current graphics standards set by the Hospital within current grammar and secretarial practices
  • Type and proofread letters, memos, reports, meeting notices, meeting agendas, meeting minutes for review by the Director and Managers checking for accuracy and completeness and then correctly finalizes all documents for copying, distribution, and filing
  • Ensure inventories of major supplies are never depleted in area
  • Prepare and submit vendor contract renewals or new contract initiations for the department
  • Create annual Purchase Orders requests to use for vendor payments
  • Ensure that requests are handled in a swift manner to avoid interruption of services (such as patient flow, and departmental and external communication)
  • Open and review leader's incoming mail daily
  • Distribute mail to staff members or other departments
  • Prepare and send mail
  • Maintain departmental Organizational Charts, Departmental Forms, Department Intranet Website and/or Policy and Procedures
  • Serve as timekeeper for the department


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • High School Diploma Or Equivalent Required
  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred
  • 3 Years Of Administrative Support Experience Required

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