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Job ID: 236850

Department Administrator - Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Tufts University

Date Posted May 30, 2024
Title Department Administrator - Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • 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 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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