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Job ID: 184280

Program Assistant - Tisch College
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 21, 2022
Title Program Assistant - Tisch College
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Tisch College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Administrative Support/Services


The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life prepares Tufts students to become active citizens and community leaders. As the only university-wide college of its kind, its mission is to engage Tufts students in meaningful community building, public service experiences, and transformational learning.  It conducts groundbreaking research on young people’s civic and political participation and forges innovative community partnerships. Tisch College is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement.

What You'll Do

We encourage interested graduating Tufts seniors to apply.                                                                                            

The Program Assistant for Student Programs performs various and diverse administrative duties for Student Programs and serves as a source of information and problem solving for students, staff, and other constituents. They will provide general guidance and explanation of Student Program’s various programs  and procedures and may communicate on behalf of the program to explain or disseminate information. While the Program Assistant will provide administrative support, the emphasis is on the coordination and planning of logistics for many events throughout the year. 


The Program Assistant will coordinate meetings, student interviews, and handle documents and spreadsheets as well as resolves problems. They will monitor and track student expenditures and hours worked on various projects. They will be responsible for submitting the appropriate forms and requests, including financial transactions through Tufts systems. This position reports to the Sr. Administrative Coordinator but supports the work of multiple staff.  Strong communication skills and sound judgment are needed to interact in a positive and effective way with multiple stakeholders including students, community members, alumni, staff, and faculty. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate cultural awareness and agility, collaborate, and act as a resource to a vibrant and diverse community. The position will be expected to handle sensitive information with discretion, and multiple deadlines.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements: 


  • Associates degree with knowledge of event planning, plus 1-2 years of administrative office work experience
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and communication skills
  • Innovative, creative problem-solver able to manage multiple time-sensitive projects at once, with a high level of energy and responsiveness
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment, with a commitment to equity and inclusion, with people representing diverse social identities and political perspectives
  • Strong technology skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree a plus
  • Strong interest in pathways to civic and political engagement for young people
  • Seasoned judgement and discretion, including experience handling and maintaining the confidentiality of personal information
  • Experience in higher education
  • Knowledge of student programing
  • Knowledge or experience with GivePulse,


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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