Administrative Coordinator - Community Relations - (18001320)
Community Relations is responsible for managing the relationships between the university and its host communities of Medford, Somerville and Boston. The mission of the office is to develop and maintain positive relations with the communities through partnerships that serve the goals of the university and our host communities in a mutually beneficial manner.
As the university's official point of contact with its host communities, Community Relations interacts with neighbors of the campus, other residents, local and state government officials, local school departments, and nonprofit organizations, among others. The department handles requests for information and assistance, resolves complaints, and seeks opportunities to build strong partnerships.
Community Relations also assists and advises the schools within the university, including deans, academic and administrative departments, and students in the wide range of interactions/ programs that they have within the host communities.
The department maintains strong communications with the campus community and our host communities, providing information and facilitating access in both directions. Tufts' commitment to be a good neighbor and a responsible corporate citizen underlies all of our activities.
The Administrative Coordinator provides advanced administrative support, communications, budget support, and coordination of activities for department. She/he handles complex and confidential situations and requests. He/she manages specific programs including the Tufts Community Appeal and the community and high school audit programs. The Administrative Coordinator performs research and drafts reports. She/he participates in planning and coordinates meetings, programs, and special events for department. The Administrative Coordinator also provides work direction to others.
High school diploma/GED and 5+ years of administrative experience OR Bachelor's degree and 3 years of administrative experience.
High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including word processing, editing and graphics functions, spreadsheet and database knowledge.
Bookkeeping or basic accounting knowledge.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Experience managing budget reports.
Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Clear and effective communication skills.
Sensitivity to confidential information.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to produce drafts of letters, reports, etc.
Experience in a university and/or government office environment helpful.
Bachelor's degree preferred
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.