Demanding job with good pay
Administrative Manager, Department Administrator (Former Employee) – 168th St and Fort Washington, NYC, NY – April 7, 2017
As befits a top-tier University, the faculty for whom I was Senior Administrator were extremely capable. It was my job to supervise a staff of at least 3 clerical workers and a Budget Administrator, make sure that faculty grants were correctly formatted and sent out on time, to attend to the travel schedule of faculty members and especially of the Department Chair who travelled a lot, to organize Friday seminars, faculty retreats in the NYC area, and to accompany the various faculty members when groups travelled to scientific and medical meetings within driving distance of NYC. It was also part of my job to hire and fire office personnel. In all the 12 years of my administrative experience, I only had to fire one individual; this was made difficult because of the Union structure at Columbia, but I learned how to do it successfully. On the other hand, I hired over 10 staff members, and am still good friends with two. I loved this job and only retired when my life partner began to experience medical difficulties.
First-class minds to interact with
At my level, not many