About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
The Mills College Lesson Study Group, within the School of Education, studies and supports the adaptation of Lesson Study to U.S. Schools. Lesson Study is the major form of on-the-job learning by teachers in Japan, and involves collaborative design and observation of actual classroom lessons. Since 1999, the Lesson Study Groups research team has conducted studies on lesson study in U.S. settings, including schools, districts and pre-service education. Our research and program activities are dedicated to improving U.S. schools. Support for the research comes from both federal and private agencies. The Lesson Study Group will also be hosting and managing the World Association of Lesson Studys Annual Conference (WALS) in San Francisco in December 2020.
The Administrative Assistant/Event Coordinator will work with the Senior Research Associate to provide a high level of administrative support and office management for the Lesson Study Group. Typical duties include but are not limited to the following:
Provide general administrative support for the group: participate in group meetings, help finalize/edit documents, handle project correspondence and communication, conduct literature/article searches, manage logistical details for special projects, book travel and perform other duties as required.
Coordinate, monitor and provide logistical support for WALS 2020 Annual Conference.
Function as office coordinator: order supplies as needed, manage project calendars and meetings, sort and distribute mail, screen and direct emails (and phone calls periodically), provide basic computer, filing and office support for project staff.
Maintain projects web-pages using Word Press.
Handle sales, invoicing, mailing and inventory of the projects published materials.
Finalize/submit reimbursement forms for staff travel and purchases; prepare work contracts as needed.
Conduct ongoing development and refinement of projects databases and tracking systems.
Assist with reports, bulletins, grant proposals, and other written material as needed.
Act as the projects safety coordinator, maintaining safe work practices within each area of responsibility, enforcing safety rules, and assuring employee compliance with all safety rules and guidelines.
Supervise student workers.
Knowledge and Skills:
Excellent judgment, discretion, and attention to detail.
Highly organized and able to create, track, monitor and organize systems.
Macintosh computer proficiency including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Filemaker Pro, and Endnote.
Knowledge of Word Press.
Ability to prioritize tasks, balance multiple demands, handle frequent interruptions and pressure, work independently and exercise appropriate initiative.
Exhibit strong customer service orientation for all levels of College constituencies and members of the public.
Take appropriate steps to promote and sustain effective working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Work safely in compliance with College Injury and Illness Prevention Plan.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to college level coursework and two years increasingly responsible office support involving public contact.
Interest and background in K-12 education highly desirable.
Motivated self-starter with developed organizational, written communication, and interpersonal skills.
This is a full-time, non-exempt] position with an FTE of 1.0. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, 10 days of vacation for year one, 15 days of vacation for years 2-10, and 22 days of vacation years 10+ plus, 12 sick days and 17 paid holidays (subject to annual review). Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.