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Department Administrator - Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 26, 2023
Title Department Administrator - Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Educational Services
    Administrative Support/Services


For five decades, the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) has been a place where students, faculty, and the community work to turn vision into practice. UEP centers its mission around the intersection of planning, policy and social justice.  We offer programs founded on an interdisciplinary approach focused on the intersection of urban, social, and environmental issues. In addition to our diverse course offerings, community practice and partnerships are integral to UEP. They represent a platform for engaged learning and research, enabling students and faculty to come together to develop innovative strategies for solving local and global challenges, and to build the pipeline of new policy and planning professionals.

What You'll Do

The Department Administrator serves as primary contact for the academic department representing its faculty and programs to university and external community.  The Department Administrator will handle the below duties:

  • Serves as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and other constituents
  • Oversees department administration, finances, and operations
  • Coordinates faculty, student and academic services
  • May supervise support staff, students and/or temporary employees

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired an Associate’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and database management tools like Access 
  • Working knowledge of additional software tools such as Data Warehouse, Apptricity, Tableau, Interfolio, Activity Insight, PaymentWorks, and PeopleSoft is highly valued
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, time management, multi-tasking, organizational and customer service skills are required
  • Budget and financial management experience is required, preferably in an academic setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree     

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This is a hybrid position expected to be on campus during the academic semesters, with the possibility of additional remote flexibility during the summer and winter breaks.

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