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Administrative Assistant to the Dean - School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 22, 2020
Title Administrative Assistant to the Dean - School of Arts and Sciences
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services

Tufts University’s largest school, the School of Arts and Sciences, is committed to intellectual and artistic engagement through a liberal arts tradition that prepares all of our students for a lifetime of learning.

Through a broad and comprehensive curriculum, students choose from among more than 70 undergraduate degree programs. Our liberal arts core is founded on dynamic learning, research, and creative partnerships between faculty and students who think deeply and shape ideas together. An emphasis on active learning leads Tufts students to become thoughtful and expert practitioners in their professions and leaders in their local and global communities.

To work in the School of Arts and Sciences is to be a member of a diverse and vibrant intellectual community committed to making a positive impact on the world. You work with academically-talented and energetic students, high impact scholars and researchers, dedicated and inspiring teachers, and talented and creative staff members.

Supports the work of the school’s Dean and Executive Administrative Dean by carrying out complex executive administrative duties which include: assisting the deans in managing and prioritizing communications with internal and external constituencies; organizing and planning logistics of meetings, retreats, and events; editing, proofreading, and composing correspondence and reports; participating in or leading assigned projects for the dean’s office; and organizing and planning complex and worldwide travel arrangements.


Basic Requirements:
Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of associate’s degree or equivalent.
3-5 years of related professional experience.
Superior written and oral communications skills.
Ability to work with confidential information and data.
Proficient with MS Office applications.
Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.
Experience in university setting.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
May require overtime outside standard work schedule.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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