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Job ID: 202215

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

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Administrative Assistant - Psychology, 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 Psychology conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research aimed at understanding the causes and consequences of mental processes and behavior.  Our primary focus is strongly experimental, with researchers at the forefront of neuroscience, cognition, social cognition, experimental clinical psychology, cognitive and affective neuroscience, and developmental psychology. Among the departments at Tufts, we are distinctive in having one of the largest majors on campus, while simultaneously maintaining one of the university's highest research profiles. Psychology supports a robust undergraduate program with large course enrollments and a vibrant graduate program offering doctoral degrees in experimental psychology, as well as cognitive science – an interdisciplinary degree.


The Psychology Department is focused on preparing undergraduate and graduate students to ask science-based questions about the origins and mechanisms of human and animal behavior using discovery-oriented research and teaching.   In addition, psychology hosts various events and activities in support of its intellectual community.

What You'll Do

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

  • Handle complex and confidential situations and requests.
  • Serve in a highly visible capacity as resource for department with students, staff, faculty and other constituents. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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.
  • Requires 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 each week.

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