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Job ID: 227789

Office Assistant II - Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 19, 2023
Title Office Assistant II - Office of the Vice Provost for Research
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services


The Office of the Vice Provost of Research (OVPR) at Tufts University provides the key services necessary to deliver exceptional results in research. The OVPR strives to provide high quality services to faculty and staff and to increase the funding available to support research and scholarship, all the while protecting the University’s interests and ensuring that Tufts is compliant with all relevant laws and regulations.

The Business Operations team within the OVPR coordinates and manages a matrix of operational services to augment the office’s support of research and scholarship. Business Operations has several core activities, with this role focused in the core area of administrative support services.

What You'll Do

This is a hybrid position. The expectation for the first 90 days is that you will be onsite 3 days per week. After the first 90 days, you may transition to working 2 days onsite (and 3 days remote).

The Office Assistant II is an exciting entry-level administrative support opportunity to gain professional work experience on a cohesive supportive team with a true community-feel, where each person is cross-trained, and we reward hard work with unlimited potential for growth. Ask us about our track record!

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides administrative support and serves as source of information for students, faculty, staff and other constituents
  • Acts as front-office staff, providing point-of-contact support for requests and inquiries from internal and external parties
  • Performs general office support including filing, maintaining office supplies, scheduling appointments, and making travel arrangements
  • Prepares information about department and responds to questions and may resolve problems or concerns
  • Proofreads and edits letters, memos, reports, and other documents and assists in scheduling and coordinating logistics for meetings and events
  • Serves as a backup contact for team members, when needed
  • Assists in supporting department programs
  • Masters duties successfully to enable skill-building and professional development experiences

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of a high school diploma/GED and at least 1 year of administrative support experience, which can include applicable student employment experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including word processing, spreadsheet and some database knowledge

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in Outlook calendaring

Pay Range

Minimum $18.80, Midpoint $21.85, Maximum $24.90

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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