The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University was founded in 1876 as part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 1945, the SMFA began a partnership with Tufts University to offer joint degrees. This relationship continued and evolved until 2016, when the school formally became part of Tufts. This unique partnership-a major museum, a top-ranked research university, and one of the nation’s oldest art schools-has produced a legacy of creative leadership and cultural impact that endures today.Working in the Dean’s office assisting the Administrative Director with financial reports and managerial duties in every aspect of the operations of the SMFA at Tufts University .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.