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Administrative Coordinator - Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNRCA)
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 22, 2023
Title Administrative Coordinator - Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNRCA)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Administrative Support/Services


The Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNRCA) investigators conduct advanced studies on nutrition and aging.  Their research focuses on determining the optimal nutrient profile necessary to promote well-being for older adults.  HNRCA scientists examine how nutrition plays a major role in the prevention of the major chronic degenerative conditions and diseases associated with aging.


The HNRCA is operated by Tufts University through a cooperative agreement with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS).  Located adjacent to the Tufts University Health Science campus in Boston, Massachusetts, the HNRCA is one of six human nutrition research centers in the United States supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


The HNRCA Administration Team provides administrative and budget management support to the research laboratories at the HNRCA. Each member of the core has a varied portfolio of investigators/laboratories that he or she works with to further the research objectives of the Center.

What You'll Do

Under minimal supervision, the Administrative Coordinator:

  • provides advanced administrative support and communications for the department
  • will handle complex and confidential situations and requests and serve in a highly visible capacity as resource for department with students, staff, investigators, and other constituents
  • 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
  • submits information on scientific manuscripts according to  Agriculture Research Services (ARS) requirements
  • monitors, tracks expenditures, resolves problems and reports on department budget and/or grants
  • will coordinate planning and logistics for meetings and special events including tracking responses, working with speakers on materials and set up
  • will plan and coordinate meetings and special events, including contacting speakers, designing promotional material and coordinating support for speakers and presenters
  • may also coordinate programs and/or projects for department

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:

  • High school diploma/GED and 5+ years of administrative experience OR a Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience
  • Requires advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including word processing, editing and graphics functions, spreadsheet and database knowledge
  • Bookkeeping or basic accounting knowledge 
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

Pay Range

Minimum $25.80, Midpoint $30.95, Maximum $36.10

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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