MD Anderson Cancer Center Sr Secretary in Houston, Texas

Sr Secretary

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Admin/Clerical Support at

VP Clinical Support Svcs Area 710378

Requisition #: 116897

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings. It is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Salary range: min-$31,200 mid-$39,000 max-$46,800


The primary purpose of the Sr. Secretary position is to perform complex secretarial duties requiring judgment within general guidelines in the Department of Food and Nutrition Services. The position provides secretarial support for the department administration and staff in daily operations and impacts department efficiency and productivity.

Job Specific Competencies:

HR Activities

Maintains employee files

Time keeping

Maintains leave and attendance record.

Initiates personnel actions


Greets visitors

Screens and routes calls

Arranges meetings including booking rooms, catering, equipment, etc.

Takes and prepares meeting minutes

Prepares documents, presentations,

Files documents

Copies materials

Assembles materials

Collects and delivers mail

Maintains online content as needed

Maintains office equipment in working order and arranges for service as needed

Assists with department activities

Provides coverage as needed for all other administrative support positions

Others duties assigned

Including, but not limited to assisting with performance improvement projects.


Assists with minor purchases

Travel arrangements

Tracks purchases for reconciliation and budgeting

Reconciling transactions

Procard user

Assists with inventory

Core Values

Caring Behaviors

  • Courtesy : Is respectful and courteous to each other at all times; Gives full attention to others minimizing distractions; Does not gossip or air frustration inappropriately; Uses a respectful / professional tone of voice.

  • Friendliness/Teamwork : Promotes and rewards teamwork and inclusiveness; Is sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers; Expresses awareness of others' experiences and views; Listens to patients and coworkers' needs and empathizes with them; Is aware of and respects individual differences, such as age, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, religion, culture, background, and experiences; Demonstrates collegiality to others in an effort to create a cooperative and collaborative environment.

Integrity Behaviors

  • Reliability : Promotes and adheres to MD Anderson’s Standards of Conduct in addition to all applicable institutional policies and procedures.; Communicates time expectations for tests, procedures, or service arrival, or project deliverables to patients and coworkers; By his/her actions, creates an environment of trust; Adheres to attendance policy by timely reporting to work and returning from breaks; Admits when wrong, apologizes and takes steps to resolve a situation.

  • Safety : Models safe behavior (wears badge and personal protective equipment, washes hands, and keeps work area clean and orderly); Notices a safety concern or emergency, understands role and uses proper procedures to report it; Mitigates risk to the institution through sound business practices; Demonstrates ethical and personal responsibility in work and behavior

Discovery Behaviors

  • Responsiveness : Encourages learning, creativity, and new ideas; Responds to requests from others in a timely manner; Offers help before being asked; Provides help to patients and coworkers that may be outside of job responsibilities (does not say, "It's not my job."); Looks for new and better ways of doing things.

Personal Leadership/Self-Initiative : Helps others to identify and solve problems; Seeks personal growth and enables others to do so; Leads by example; actively encourages others to contribute ideas; Holds self and others accountable for practicing our values.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.


Required: Two years experience performing responsible secretarial work.

Must pass pre-employment skills a test as required and administered by Human Resources

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.