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Job ID: 199617

Administrative Coordinator - The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2022
Title Administrative Coordinator - The Fletcher School
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department The Fletcher School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services


The Fletcher School is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933 Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible. We are also committed to increasing the diversity of our administrative staff and we support work-life balance.  Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

What You'll Do

The Administrative Coordinator performs a wide range of complex activities that support the business operations, fiscal administration, teaching and research of a given degree-program or center. The Coordinator supports a portfolio of Fletcher faculty members and/or staff and acts a central source of information and problem solving.


Under minimal supervision, the Administrative Coordinator provides advanced administrative support and communications for the department. Handles complex and confidential situations and requests and serve in a highly visible capacity as resource for department with students, staff, faculty and other constituents. S/he will oversee daily operation of office, evaluating workflow and productivity and providing direction and guidance to office staff. Produces and drafts reports and other complex documents and materials, including proofreading and editing, designing layout and graphics for brochures and presentations. Coordinates department financial activities to include oversight of budget (monitoring, tracking expenditures, troubleshooting problems and preparing reports), initiating requisitions, requesting payments, making purchases, and reconciling expenses,  May also coordinate programs and/or projects for department.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of financial/administrative/management related responsibilities OR an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required
  • Computer skills, including full MS Office Suite and Adobe Tools
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures
  • Highly professional while working productively and independently on projects/assignments
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to make coherent and appropriate decisions in a timely manner
  • Strong work ethic--commits to integrity and performs duties with diligence
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS attained from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge of Tufts Systems
  • Knowledge of basic finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures a plus
  • Knowledge of contracting process and associated local, state, federal, and other regulations

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