Under minimal supervision, the Administrative Assistant provides advanced administrative support and communications for the office of the Dean. S/he handles complex and confidential tasks and serves in a highly visible capacity with students, staff, faculty, and other constituents. The Administrative Assistant maintains the appointment calendar for the Dean of the SMFA and to this end, communicates on behalf of the Dean with special attention to proofreading and editing; excellent writing skills are paramount. Works closely with the Administrative Director to oversee department budgets: this includes tracking expenditures, troubleshooting problems, and preparing reports. S/he plans and coordinates meetings and special events, manages travel, accommodations, and overall support for speakers and presenters for the SMFA.
Typically a high school diploma/GED and 5+ years of administrative experience OR a bachelor's degree and 3+ years of experience.
Requires advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including word processing, editing and graphics functions, spreadsheet and database knowledge.
In addition, bookkeeping or basic accounting knowledge and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Preferred knowledge of Qualtrics and other survey software.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Administrative Support
Organization: SMFA at Tufts
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 30, 2021, 4:17:30 PM
Internal Number: 21001259
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