Staff Assistant - Department of Physics & Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences - (19001716)
This is a part-time position working 28 hours per week.
The principal activities of the Physics & Astronomy Department are research and education, at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The department strives both to contribute to the growing understanding of the physical universe, and to educate students in both the content of physics and its methods and principles.
Under limited supervision, the Staff Assistant performs complex and diverse duties for the department and serves as a source of information and problem solving for students, faculty, staff and other constituents, with a primary focus on supporting the research activities of the Department. S/he will provide general guidance and explanation of departmental policies and procedures and may communicate on behalf of manager(s) to explain or disseminate information. The Staff Assistant will also provide administrative support including coordinating meetings and travel arrangements, as well as producing, proofreading and editing complex reports, documents and spreadsheets. Monitors, tracks expenditures, resolves problems and reports on department budget and/or grants. S/he also carries out research-related purchasing for the department, and assists in meeting building/space needs for the department. S/he will coordinate planning and logistics for Department colloquia and special events, including communications, travel arrangements, event setup, and reimbursements. May also coordinate department projects or programs, making logistical arrangements for program participants, arranging purchasing of materials and arranging payment for temporary program staff. May assist the Lab Coordinator as needed for support of the introductory course sequence.
Typically requires a high school diploma/GED and 2-4 years of administrative experience or college degree with 1-3 years' experience.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including word processing, editing, graphics, spreadsheet and database knowledge.
Bookkeeping or basic accounting knowledge.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Administrative Support
Organization: Physics & Astronomy - A&S
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: Aug 21, 2019, 1:20:46 PM
Internal Number: 19001716
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