Working closely with all department faculty and staff, this position provides high-level administrative and financial support for the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS). The Academic Coordinator is the first point of contact for TAPS, and, in this capacity, the position interacts on the phone and in-person with faculty, students, senior administration, prospective students and their parents, guest artists and adjunct/guest faculty, and campus visitors.
The Academic Coordinator provides significant administrative, financial, and logistical support to the Department Chair, the Department Manager, the Director of Graduate Studies and all faculty members and staff. This position is the primary department liaison with the Registrarâ™s Office and the Graduate School, and, under faculty direction, coordinates logistics and details for graduate and undergraduate programs. This position processes and tracks faculty and student reimbursements and manages office supplies, ordering materials and equipment as needed and preparing financial status reports on a regular basis. This position works closely with all department faculty and staff.
Associate's degree and 2 - 3 years of experience in administrative office procedures, preferably in academic and/or arts administration environment, or the equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with a diverse population of students, parents, staff, faculty and administrators. Flexibility and ability to work cooperatively with other support staff to provide coverage to the office is essential.
Experience preparing and editing business correspondence and other documents.
Excellent proofreading skills, ability to prioritize when urgent or time sensitive tasks are presented, and demonstrated attention to detail.
Strong experience and proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and FileMaker Pro.
Experience in and understanding of the workings of a theatrical environment strongly preferred.
Experience with budget management and financial record-keeping preferred.
Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and resume with their application.
Criminal background check and education verification required.
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