The Administrative and Program Specialist will support the daily operations of the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department and the graduate and undergraduate programs. The individual in this position will serve as the Department's point person for administrative questions and issues. The Department currently includes 10 faculty members, two lab staff members, 5-8 part-time faculty, 15-20 graduate students, 2-4 postdoctoral fellows and several Departmental visitors. The Department serves >80 majors (Geological Sciences, Environmental Geosciences).
In addition, the Administrative and Program Specialist assists the Chair in planning and carrying out all aspects of the Departmental Mission and assists Dir. of Undergraduate Studies and Dir. of Graduate Studies in managing student programs, graduate admissions, and student life. He/She is responsible for communicating important and time sensitive information via regular updates to the Department website and social media. He/She will assist the Chair in monitoring and allocating the department's resources. In addition, this position interacts regularly with a wide range of Boston College personnel in offices across the university. He/She will hire, train and supervise student employees. To be successful in this position, the Administrative and Program Specialist will manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously by prioritizing, setting clear expectations, and managing time to meet deadlines.
Three years of previous administrative support experience is required. Experience in higher education is desired.
Word processing, basic writing, and excellent proofreading skills.
Basic knowledge of website and social media management.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both tea...ching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.