The College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education administration.
The College's schools, departments, and programs-with disciplines ranging from economics and history to English, urban affairs and international affairs, form an interdisciplinary group of scholars with global perspectives and a culture of inclusion. Our expert faculty connects liberal arts education with the challenges of our time, fostering ethical reasoning and critical thought, with attention to the enduring significance of history, literature, and culture. Strategic Areas of Focus for the college's education and research throughout its global network are (1) Resilience, Sustainability, Health, and Equity, (2) Cultural Transformations, Governance, and Globalization, and (3) Network Science, Computational Social Science, Digital Humanities, and Information Ethics.
CSSH has long been committed to creating a culture of inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. Diversity and inclusion, as well as questions of race, racism, and anti-racism, are part of all our programs, all our research centers, our three areas of strategic focus-and are always work in progress. At the same time, we focus on how modes of constructing social hierarchies, including race, gender, sexuality, class, caste, and others, intersect with one another.
Under the guidance of the Chair, the Administrative Officer provides administrative support for the operation of the Department of Philosophy and Religion. This includes supporting the Chair in managing multiple budgets, in addition to helping manage the budget of faculty members with external grants; scheduling courses; managing the office; maintaining all personnel files; and coordinating materials for merit, tenure and other faculty reviews. They coordinate all departmental reporting requirements; identify, gather, and analyze data for departmental initiatives, and produce reports and budget requests. The Administrative Officer serves as the first contact for new departmental hires and coordinates faculty searches, visitors, and hiring of part time employees.
The Administrative Officer also supports the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program. This includes supporting the program director in managing the budget; scheduling courses; and identifying, gathering and analyzing data for program initiatives, reports and budget requests. Provide administrative support for the Ethics Institute. This includes supporting the director in managing the budget, including pre- and post-award budgeting and close out of research grants and personnel.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred, with five or more years of progressively responsible administrative support experience in a fast-paced and service-oriented environment or relative combination of education and experience required. Ability to work in a flexible and innovative environment with an expanding role and shifting responsibilities. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills (including very strong writing and proofreading skills) required. High degree of diplomacy, customer service and organizational skills required. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, respond to last minute requests, solve problems, act with discretion, adapt to change, and maintain professional demeanor at all times. Willingness to be proactive, take initiative and ownership. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Sound judgment and ability to deal effectively with matters of a highly visible and confidential nature is essential.
High degree of proficiency with MS Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required. Experience with web design, budgeting, and database management, including Access, as well as experience in higher education, a plus. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and a proven ability to work with a diverse group of students, staff, and faculty is essential.
Documents to Submit:
Resume and cover letter required.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.