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Job ID: 208193

Department Administrator - Community Health, School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 31, 2023
Title Department Administrator - Community Health, School of Arts and Sciences
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Department of Community Health
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Finance/Investment Management
    Administrative Support/Services


The Department of Community Health in the School of Arts and Sciences is relatively young, although the popular and innovative undergraduate program has been in existence for more than four decades. The faculty in the Department of Community Health are conducting research to understand the barriers and facilitators to health equity across the life span of individuals and communities. Research on how racism and other forms of discrimination affect population health and on how broad-based solutions can improve the health and well-being of marginalized individuals, groups, and communities are priority areas. The department seeks talented and energetic applicants who wish to join a growing department.

The Department of Community Health embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and socioeconomic status. The department has established strong partnerships within the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering, as well as collaborations with the Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. We also have strong partnerships with many of the major Boston teaching hospitals, community health centers, and community-based organizations.

What You'll Do

The Department Administrator serves as primary contact for the academic department representing its faculty and programs to university and external community. The Department Administrator acts as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and other constituents.  This position will:

  • Manage department administration, finances, and operations
  • Coordinate faculty, student and academic services
  • May supervise support staff, students and/or temporary employees

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by an Associates Degree and 3-5 years' experience
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, excellent communication, time management, organizational and customer service skills. 
  • Some budget and financial management experience. 
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and institutional guidelines for research and other types of restricted funding.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of or experience in subject matter
  • Bachelor's degree

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

This is a hybrid position expected to be on campus 4-5 days per week with additional opportunities for remote flexibility during summer and winter breaks.

Pay Range

Minimum $31.15, Midpoint $37.38, Maximum $43.60

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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