As one of the largest Anthropology departments in the country, our program engages the breadth of the discipline. We look to the human future with an understanding of the complexities of our heritage, the biology, knowledge, rights and artifacts that represent both continuity and transformation in the human condition. Our concern with heritage integrates the traditional subfields of anthropology in which we do research: archaeology, bio-anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and social-cultural anthropology. We work at sites throughout the world, in diverse ecological systems and time frames, providing a wealth of educational opportunities for all our students.
We offer undergraduate and graduate training that prepares students to meet the challenges of our changing world. We encourage critical thinking, effective writing, and development of practical skills that fit individual interests. Our program provides excellent opportunities for students at all levels to apply their knowledge and conduct hands-on research and study a wide range of topics through coursework, field schools, colloquia, and research projects with faculty and centers across campus. Our graduates have found work in business, government, and nonprofit organizations as well as educational institutions.
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This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Anthropology graduate program. This includes but is not limited to providing administrative and logistical support to the Director of Graduate Studies, department chair, and other various committee chairs, and for providing guidance to graduate students on relevant university and departmental policies and procedures. Serves as the point person for all inquiries and questions regarding admissions, the PhD program, student academic appointments, and related issues. Coordinates the administration of student related functions including collecting and reviewing file information for recruitment and admissions, monitoring and advising student degree progress and milestones, administering financial aid and awards, and coordinating the hiring of student academic appointees. Plays a central role in the graduate program's success by identifying problems before they arise, maintaining and providing accurate data and reporting to the DGS, chair, IU administration, and external agencies, and using judgement and making decisions that affect graduate students' academic lives. This role also functions as a back up and assists with other administrative responsibilities in the office such as payroll, as needed.
High school diploma or GED and three years of office experience.
Basic computing proficiency including with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide diversity of individuals and groups. Strong organizational skills and a high attention to detail.
One year of IU experience and experience with graduate student records, processes, systems, and policies. Experience with IU policies specific to graduate studies. Experience with IU IT systems such as HRMS, SISI, IUIE and WebAdmit.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must be able to accurately interpret complex department, school, and campus policies and procedures for a breadth of student personnel and properly advise students and faculty. Must understand and navigate intersecting policies and procedures from different campus administrative levels that affect student progress and departmental functioning.
Standard office environment. Must be able to maintain focus in an open work space while working through intermittent interruptions.
$33,000.00 - $35,713.60
Salary Plan: SS
Salary Grade: 0F
Job Function: Student Services
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