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Job ID: 236851

Department Administrator - History
Tufts University

Date Posted May 30, 2024
Title Department Administrator - History
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department History
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services


The study of history reveals the past, enlightens the present, and influences the future. Historians seek to understand how nations, societies, and individuals have lived and thought, and why they have behaved the way they did. Supplying the context that informs art, ideas and institutions, history illuminates all human experience.

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 also handle the below duties:

  • Act as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and other constituents. 
  • Oversee department administration, finances, and operations.
  • Coordinate 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 by a Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of related experience OR high school/GED and at least 5 years of related experience
  • Position requires proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel and excellent communication, time management, organizational and customer service skills
  • Experience with financial management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in higher education
  • Ability to implement new initiatives or business practices
  • Analytical skills

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This is a hybrid position, the specific schedule of which will be determined in conversation with the Department Chair. The expectation is to be on campus on a regular schedule during the academic semesters, with the possibility of additional remote flexibility during the summer and winter breaks.  

Pay Range

Minimum $31.90, Midpoint $37.95, Maximum $44.00
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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