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OBAT Senior Administrative Coordinator

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 4/2/2020
The Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA) team in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center (BMC) seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as the Senior Administrative Coordinator. This individual serves as the key support for the assigned department(s), including, but not limited to: collecting quality data, scheduling appointments, scheduling meetings, following up on meeting-generated tasks, preparing documents, reports and presentation slides. Works autonomously, sets priorities and makes independent decisions of a complex nature. Monitors department budget, orders supplies, sets up conference rooms. Provides ongoing special project support to ensure regulatory compliance. Works closely with the Director of OBAT as well as OBAT team members in advancing all addiction related initiatives that OBAT team is undertaking. This position will sit within the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit—an academic unit at BMC/Boston University School of Medicine and part of the Grayken Center for Addiction that conducts research, educates health professionals, provides health care, builds capacity, and informs clinical and public health practice and policy to improve the lives of people with addictions.
  • Serves as the key support for the assigned department ensuring the department operates in an effective, efficient, and professional manner.
  • Oversees/coordinates specific projects; provides leadership in project management; gathers deliverables from required constituents; tracks, analyzes, and makes recommendations or raises concerns on status reports, issue resolution, and program actual against project charter, budget, and/or plan.
  • Acts as liaison between departments and makes independent decisions to ensure adherence to quality procedures.
  • Provides administrative support to the assigned department(s), including, but not limited to: scheduling appointments, scheduling meetings, taking meeting notes, following up on meeting-generated tasks, preparing documents, spreadsheets and presentation slides.
  • Independently composes high level correspondence and documentation of professional quality. Edits and proofreads all written materials and verifies the validity of data for all documents and reports prior to submission/distribution.
  • Maintains departmental calendars accurately with particular attention to preventing scheduling conflicts.
  • Organizes and coordinates departmental meetings or committees, including reserving conference rooms, sending and tracking invitations, procuring food and beverage if necessary and ensuring vendor payment. Sets up room and equipment (such as conference calls, audio-visual equipment, projector, etc., as needed).
  • Prepares meeting agenda; prepares and distributes information packages required for meetings. Takes and prepares minutes of meetings. Ensures that minutes and other written documents are professional and accurate.
  • Makes registration and travel arrangements, including hotel reservations. Provides written itineraries for all travel plans.
  • Handles telephone calls in a professional, courteous speaking manner; determines nature of all calls and initiates appropriate disposition. Assures that all messages are accurate and forwarded promptly to the appropriate party.
  • Deals discreetly with highly sensitive, confidential written, electronic, and oral communications concerning staff, department, and hospital matters. Exercises discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance to the department and the institution.
  • Serves as the department administrative expert with regards to compliance policies & departmental procedures.
  • Manages purchasing, invoices and accounts payable for the department. Manages subscriptions. Assists the Principal Investigator with monitoring departmental budget and account balances, helping managers to stay within approved budgets, and documenting all approved variances.
  • Monitors and maintains inventory of office supplies and equipment. Purchases supplies as needed and stays within established budget. Keeps office equipment in working order and contacts IT or service provider, as necessary, for repairs or replacements.
  • Maintains the monthly schedule for department coverage. Maintains matrix of hours worked, leaves and vacation/sick time for the Department. Submits weekly timesheets to manager, and when authorized by the Director, submits timesheets to Payroll department.
  • May perform office related duties such as picking up mail, categorizing and delivering mail, storing and distributing office supplies, handling faxes, scanning, filing, photocopying collating materials, maintaining the update of policy manuals, etc.


HS/GED plus 7 + years relevant experience or

Associates plus 5+ years relevant experience or

Bachelors with at least 3 years relevant experience.


  • Requires strong computer proficiency with Microsoft Office applications—Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint; E-mail. Web/Internet. Ability and willingness to become proficient with Co-Path and other applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated; excellent problem-solving skills; takes initiative to anticipates problems; seeks solutions proactively.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients

  • Provide support for M.Ds and/or senior management as necessary.
  • Assists in the implementation of the fellowship recruitment plan and time line. Mails out applications and coordinates applicants for interview appointments, files and tracks completed applications.
  • Coordinates interview schedules and detailed itineraries. Responsible for the management, planning, and coordination of tours, luncheons, meetings, and site visits.
  • Tracks all data, correspondence, committee and administrative operations related to the department and associated committees.
  • Provides research and administrative support for special projects, preparing grant proposals, processing background checks for potential new hires and follow-up on projects.


  • Adheres to department and hospital standards, including the following:
    • Adapts to changes in the departmental needs including but not limited to: offering assistance to other team members, adjusting assignments, etc.
    • Conforms to hospital standards of performance and conduct, including those pertaining to patient rights, so that the best possible customer service and patient care may be provided.
    • Utilizes hospital's behavioral standards as the basis for decision making and to support the department and the hospital's mission and goals.
    • Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
  • Other duties as needed.

Req ID: 15085

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