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Staff Assistant - Anthropology, School pof Arts and Sciences
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 7, 2023
Title Staff Assistant - Anthropology, School pof Arts and Sciences
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services


The Staff Assistant will assist two departments, Anthropology and Religion, as well as support the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS). Anthropology is a small- to mid-size department that, in addition to its major, offers four minors, in Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, and Social Justice Anthropology. Many of our faculty maintain connections with other departments and programs, especially WGSS, RCD, and STS, in particular as we do event planning. Faculty have active research agendas in several different countries. Religion is a small but growing department, with faculty teaching and researching across multiple religious traditions and participating in a range of programs across campus like MES, RCD and CVS. We play an active role in general education and our students often double major in areas such as International Relations, History or Community Health. Science, Technology, and Society is an interdisciplinary program that draws on humanities and social sciences approaches to study science and technology in their social context. The program offers a major and minor and is made up of faculty affiliates from across the university including from anthropology, biology, classics, education, engineering, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, and urban and environmental policy and planning. Experience working for multiple departments is strongly preferred. This can entail an ability to manage many concurrent schedules, assist with event planning in conjunction with other programs, and oversee the smooth operation of a shared departmental space.

What You'll Do

Under limited supervision, the Staff Assistant performs complex and diverse duties for the department and serves as a source of information and problem solving for students, faculty, staff and other constituents.  The Staff Assistant will:

  • Provide general guidance and explanation of departmental policies and procedures and may communicate on behalf of manager(s) to explain or disseminate information. 
  • Organize files systems for office, coordinate meetings and travel arrangements, and produce, proofread and edit complex reports, documents and spreadsheets.
  • Monitor, track expenditures, resolve problems and report on department budget and/or grants.
  • Coordinate planning and logistics for meetings and special events including design of marketing and publicity materials, track responses, working with speakers on materials and set up. 
  • May also coordinate department projects or programs, which may entail assisting with development of materials and brochures, updating web information and assisting with content and design.   

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a high school diploma/GED and 2-4 years of administrative experience OR college degree with 1-3 years’ experience. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including word processing, editing, graphics, spreadsheet and database knowledge. 
  • Bookkeeping or basic accounting knowledge.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.


Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This is a hybrid position expected to be on campus at least 3-4 days each week during the academic semesters with the possibility of additional remote flexibility during the summer and winter breaks.

Pay Range

Minimum $21.80, Midpoint $25.95, Maximum $30.10

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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