Under the general supervision of the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) and the Administrative Director, work independently to provide administrative support for the graduate program. Work in close coordination with the other members of the department's support staff. Serve as main administrative contact for graduate students from beginning of admissions process through graduation (approximately 100 graduate students). Provide clerical support for the DGS. Responsibilities include graduate admissions, appointment processing, placement, records management, providing graduate program information, and answering correspondence. Work with DGS to facilitate resolution of graduate student issues and concerns. Coordinate graduate student outreach, professional development, and research training activities.
Develop and maintain data for tracking and reporting on all graduate students in the Department of Economics graduate program. This includes maintaining appropriate demographic information on the individuals as well as collecting and maintaining career data on them beyond their formal association with the department. Assist in preparation of appropriate sections of Annual Report and in special reports required for grant applications and award status reports.
Maintain TA/GRA graduate student payroll and work closely with the Director of TA Training on TA assignments and financial aid award processing.
Formal training beyond a high school diploma of 1 to 2 years; 2 years college coursework, or Associate's degree; more than 4 years, but less than 6 years related experience or equivalent combination. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; selected database systems, Web page maintenance. Position requires high level of confidentiality; must exercise good judgment in disseminating information and demonstrate ability to set priorities. Must take initiative and follow tasks through to completion. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. The ability to work effectively with others is also required.
Preferred qualifications include: Qualtrics Surveys and Adobe Acrobat. Experience working in an academic environment.
Applications will be accepted through Friday, March 29, 2019. To be considered, please submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save them in one document before attaching.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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