The Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo is seeking a Senior Staff Assistant who will provide high-level administrative support and serve as the Academic Manager. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:
Provide information on major and minor and University requirements, admissions, etc. Maintain student files, auditing records as needed to ensure requirements are met, waivers are filed and progress toward graduation is consistent.
Assist in the scheduling of master projects, thesis defense and qualifying exams. Assist students with timely submission of conferral paperwork. Archive theses, dissertations and project documentation.
Review degree applications; advise Degree Auditor on students’ progress; provide information to assist faculty decisions on conferral of departmental honors.
Maintain departmental and university literature regarding program requirements, transfer policies, admissions requirements, and other academic information
Supervise the Staff Assistant position, this includes reviewing and approving timesheets, preparing and processing of performance programs and appraisals in a timely manner, and provide training and support.
In conjunction with the Chair and with feedback from area directors, coordinate departmental course planning and scheduling. Update course scheduling information in HUB and work with central scheduling on course needs, exam scheduling, course and catalog updates as needed.
Assist students with registration conflicts or problems. Manage department force registration policies and procedures.
Provide support to the Staff Assistant with recruitment efforts (regional, national and international) including working with other offices on campus as necessary to write, distribute, and update advertising and recruitment materials.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required.
Must be able to interact with a diverse constituency.
Computer experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access).
Must be able to manage competing priorities, and be deadline-driven.
Master’s degree preferred.
Experience with UB systems strongly preferred.
Experience working with UG and Grad student populations in University setting preferred.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.