The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University is the only graduate school of nutrition in the US. From bench science to policy, the Friedman School educates tomorrows leaders, and affects change today, from famine relief, physical health and obesity, to the nutrients important for our health. The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) is the largest center in the world focusing on the links between nutrition and healthy aging. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations, seeks to develop and maintain substantive relationships with alumni, students, corporate contacts, parents and friends in order to raise the significant philanthropic funds required to meet the School and Center’s endowment, capital and annual giving needs.
Under minimal supervision, the Administrative Assistant or Administrative Coordinator 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. S/he 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. Coordinates department budget to include monitoring, tracking expenditures, troubleshooting problems and preparing reports. 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.