The Administrative Coordinator role is located in the Economics Department (within the Graduate Program in Economic Development, GPED) in the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University. This position is responsible for the administrative functions within the Economics Department, GPED. The Administrative Coordinator reports directly to the GPED Program Coordinator and works closely with him/her. The position requires a thorough understanding of University policies and procedures.
The Economics Department is comprised of undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Economics has over 46 full-time faculty members that teach an array of courses, and work extensively on research projects. The Department hosts several lecture series with prestigious guests throughout the Academic Year.
The College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University is a highly selective liberal arts college at the heart of a major research university. It seeks to attract a diverse student body of high promise and ability from throughout the United States and the international community. Its mission is to engage in significant and innovative research, scholarship, and creative expression in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, to offer distinguished, well-taught programs of undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, and to foster service to society overall.
Duties and Responsibilities
Procure office and program supplies and services, including payment by One Card as needed.
Arrange travel expense reimbursements and payment of honoraria for guest speakers.
Plan and coordinate all GPED sponsored on-campus and off-campus events.
Maintain and update the GPED webpage and post content regularly to social media channels.
Monitor the GPED email inbox.
Provide support for the admissions process, including: correspond with applicants and respond to queries about the program and admission procedures; arrange Slate access and prepare application materials for committee members and the director; monitor admissions and correspondence with students; schedule on-campus visits for interested applicants.
Submit and monitor work orders as needed.
Provide non-academic support for international and domestic students, including assistance with campus and online resources.
Develop student recruitment efforts together with the Director and Program Coordinator.
Manage the schedule and tasks of office student workers together with the Program Coordinator.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
High School Diploma or GED is required.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred.
At least two years of professional experience is preferred.
Strong interpersonal communication skills are necessary.
Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects and competing deadlines is necessary.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting is necessary.
Knowledge of University policies, processes, and procedures is preferred.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
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About Vanderbilt University
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