Department: Education & Social Policy Salary/Grade: NEX/11
Seeking a highly motivated team member to provide administrative support for a pathbreaking dual master’s degree program—jointly designed by the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and the Department of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The dual master’s degree program provides students with rigorous training in applied economic science while developing strong public policy and data analysis skills. Students will study on campuses in Sha Tin, Hong Kong for 10 months and Evanston, Illinois for 7 months. Upon completion of the program, students receive two master of science degrees from two top-tier global universities (https://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/dual-degree/index.html).
*Flexible work schedule is occasionally required as there are instances when events and meetings are hosted outside of normal work hours, in coordination with CUHK*
The program assistant will
coordinate administrative processes and prioritizes, directs, and responds to business matters involving administrative functions associated with program and research operations;
assist with budget planning and monitoring; approves appropriate expenses, purchases and reimbursements per budget; creates and maintains financial records; generates summary reports and statistics;
create and maintain associated documents, spreadsheets, databases, meetings, special events, etc. and alert supervisor of critical issues and upcoming events; and
provide academic and logistical supports for faculty and students.
The desired candidate will have
Solid understanding of project management principals;
Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills;
Excellent team coordination and interpersonal skills;
Outstanding organizational and planning abilities; and
Experience in budgeting and accounting.
Documents & Databases
Independently responds to and composes correspondence.
Creates and maintains standard spreadsheets and/or databases.
Prepares queries, reports, statistics, tables, charts, etc. based on information compiled from various sources.
Determines format, elements, trends, etc.
Approves appropriate expenses, purchases and reimbursements per budget.
Creates and maintains financial records.
Verifies appropriateness and accuracy of charges.
Processes and reconciles expenses, accounting transfers, and/or appropriation changes.
Updates financial transaction spreadsheets and databases.
Generates summary reports and statistics.
Processes routine payroll actions.
Maintains accounting balances for grants/contracts.
Manages supervisor's and/or dept calendar.
Manages registration and travel.
Organizes and coordinates events which may include creating timelines.
Collects agenda items and background materials.
Creates registrant profiles.
Coordinates complex itineraries involving domestic and/or international travel, etc.
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