This is a part-time position working 17.5 hours per week. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
Nutritional Immunology (NIL) is an internationally recognized program with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral fellows. The Laboratory’s research focuses on role of nutrition on aging particularly as it relates to the function of the immune system and infectious diseases. NIL is one of the several laboratories at the widely recognized research center, JM UDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (HNRCA). Located on health sciences campus of the Tufts University HNRCA is a vibrant center of intellectual activity with close to 200 employees.
Under minimal supervision, the Administrative Assistant provides advanced administrative support and communications for the department. S/he will handle complex and confidential situations and requests and serve in a highly visible capacity as resource for department with students, staff, faculty and other constituents. Produces and drafts reports and other complex documents and materials, including proofreading and editing, designing layout and graphics for brochures and presentations. Will also gather data, conduct research and draft reports, summaries or material for presentation. S/he 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.
Typically a 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.
In addition, bookkeeping or basic accounting knowledge and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Basic literacy with Outlook calendars, Adobe, PowerPoint.