Staff Assistant - School of Arts and Sciences, Philosophy Department-(17001656)
Tufts is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. The university is committed to providing transformational experiences for students and faculty in an inclusive and collaborative environment where creative scholars generate bold ideas, innovate in the face of complex challenges and distinguish themselves as active citizens of the world.
We are committed equally to excellence in research and in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
In addition to our major and minor in philosophy, we offer a certificate program in Ethics, Law, and Society, as well as courses for students who have never taken a philosophy course, who want to improve their critical thinking skills, or who wish to look at foundational issues in another field of study. Our master's degree program is world-renowned and is perennially rated the leading stepping-stone graduate program in the United States by The Philosophical Gourmet Report.
The research interests of faculty members range from analytic metaphysics to the history of ethics to philosophy and film. We have strengths in political and social philosophy (including feminism and philosophy of race); philosophy of mind; philosophy of science; philosophy of language, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics and epistemology; and continental philosophy.
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. 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 organizing files systems for office, 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 will coordinate planning and logistics for meetings and special events including design of marketing and publicity materials, tracking responses, working with speakers on materials and set up. May also coordinate department projects or programs, which may entail assisting with development of materials and brochures, updating web information and assisting with content and design.
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.
Experience with Adobe software suite is desirable, specifically Photoshop and/or InDesign.
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.