Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.
The Interdisciplinary Programs office seeks a creative, flexible, and organized team player to work with the primary Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support for the coordinators and faculty of six interdisciplinary academic programs. The programs in Asian Studies, Cognitive Science, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Interpretation Theory, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies offer classes, majors and minors, information, and programming in subject areas outside and across the traditional departments. The programs range in size and support needs. The part-time Administrative Assistant will have primary responsibility for organizing and publicizing events, lectures, and receptions (scheduling, reservations, travel, publicity,); updating the programs’ publications; and maintaining the programs’ budgets (transfers, accounting, reports) and will perform other administrative tasks as needed.
Required Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent
3 to 5 years’ experience in an administrative or office capacity
Experience with office software including Word, Excel, Google Suite, Photoshop
Experience with publicity including graphic design and social media campaigns
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Good planning and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Experience with Banner, Moodle and other academic software
This is a part-time, 20 hours per week position. Click here to view employee testimonials and learn about what it’s like to be a part of the Swarthmore community!
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspective...s represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.