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Job ID: 204892

Administrative Assistant - Economics, School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 2, 2023
Title Administrative Assistant - Economics, School of Arts and Sciences
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services


The Department of Economics is one of the largest departments in Arts and Sciences, and Engineering. It has 24 full-time faculty, approximately 14 part-time faculty, a large undergraduate program, graduate program, and PhD program. Office staff assist with student questions, management of the undergraduate and graduate program and other essential department activities. The graduate program has doubled in size in the past 8 years, and we anticipate more growth in the future. 

What You'll Do

Under minimal supervision, the Administrative Assistant provides advanced administrative support and communications for the department.  The Administrative Assistant will handle the below duties:

  • Manage complex and confidential situations and requests and serve in a highly visible capacity as resource for department with students, staff, faculty and other constituents. 
  • Produce and draft reports and other complex documents and materials, including proofreading and editing, designing layout and graphics for brochures and presentations.  
  • Monitor, track, and troubleshoot problems pertaining to expenditures.
  • Compile data, conduct research and draft reports, summaries or material for presentation.  
  • Plan and coordinate meetings and special events, including contacting speakers, designing promotional material and coordinating support for speakers and presenters. 
  • May coordinate programs and/or projects for department.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a High School diploma/GED and 5+ years of administrative experience OR a Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including word processing, editing and graphics functions, spreadsheet and database knowledge.
  • Bookkeeping or basic accounting knowledge and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.


Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This is a hybrid position expected to be on campus 4 days per week.

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