The Staff Assistant will assist two departments, Anthropology and Religion. Anthropology is a small- to mid-size department that, in addition to its major, offers four minors, in Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, and Social Justice Anthropology. Many of our faculty maintain connections with other departments and programs, especially WGSS, RCD, and STS, in particular as we do event planning. Faculty have active research agendas in several different countries. Religion is a small but growing department, with faculty teaching and researching across multiple religious traditions and participating in a range of programs across campus like MES, RCD and CVS. We play an active role in general education and our students often double major in areas such as International Relations, History or Community Health. Experience working for multiple departments is strongly preferred. This can entail an ability to manage many concurrent schedules, assist with event planning in conjunction with other programs, and oversee the smooth operation of a shared departmental space.
Under limited supervision, the Staff Assistant performs complex and diverse duties for the department and serves as a source of information and problem solving for students, faculty, staff and other constituents. Provide general guidance and explanation of departmental policies and procedures and may communicate on behalf of manager(s) to explain or disseminate information. The Staff Assistant will also provide administrative support including organizing files systems for office, coordinating meetings and travel arrangements, as well as producing, proofreading and editing complex reports, documents and spreadsheets. Monitors, tracks expenditures, resolves problems and reports on department budget and/or grants. Coordinate planning and logistics for meetings and special events including design of marketing and publicity materials, tracking responses, working with speakers on materials and set up. May also coordinate department projects or programs, which may entail assisting with development of materials and brochures, updating web information and assisting with content and design.