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Staff Assistant - Admissions, The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Date Posted Oct. 18, 2022
Title Staff Assistant - Admissions, The Fletcher School
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Admissions, The Fletcher School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Admissions/Student Records/Registrar


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. Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Fletcher Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is responsible for the recuitment, selection, and enrollment of students for six degree programs (MA, MALD, MIB, LLM, MATA and PhD).  The office is responsible for all matters related to incoming and continuing student financial aid.

What You'll Do

Under limited supervision, the Staff Assistant for Admissions 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 individual will provide general guidance and explanation of departmental policies and procedures and may communicate on behalf of manager(s) to explain or disseminate information. 


The Staff Assistant for Admissions  acts as the first point of contact with visitors and regularly engages with current and prospective students to provide information and guidance.  Provides administrative support for numerous admissions office activities and events (interviews, coffee hours, visit days, open house, etc.).  Assists in the processing of applications.  Regularly uses admissions systems and technology.  Assists with student financial aid matters. Takes on projects for other offices at Fletcher as needed.


The Staff Assistant will also provide administrative support including (but not limited to) organizing files systems for office, coordinating meetings and travel arrangements, as well as producing, proofreading and editing complex reports, documents and spreadsheets. Monitors, tracks expenditures, resolves problems and reports on department budget and/or grants. The Staff Assistant will coordinate planning and logistics for meetings and special events including design of marketing and publicity materials, tracking 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 experience 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

Preferred Qualifications:


  • College degree with experience supporting administrative offices preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Comfort with frequent interruptions

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • May require occasional eveining or weekend work. 

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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