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Academic Department Coordinator

Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support
Employment Type
Part Time
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Title Academic Department Coordinator Posting Number S00837JP Department Economics Job Summary
Bowdoin College invites applications for the Academic Coordinator for the Economics department.

The department coordinator performs a wide variety of complex administrative tasks in support of program operations, often with minimal supervision, including:

· provides logistical coordination and administrative support to the department chair and faculty;
· responds to inquiries and requests from students, administrators, faculty, as well as from people outside the College ;
· tracks important academic deadlines for the department chair and faculty;
· coordinates logistics and publicity for department events;
· works closely with the Registrar’s office to track student progress through the major/minor, coordinate program course offerings;
· monitors program budgets, pays bills; assists with annual budget requests;
· coordinates faculty hiring process and helps orient new faculty to the program;
· hires and supervises student workers;
· maintains program website and social media sites, produces posters and other materials to publicize events.
· during the summer the coordinator may work on special projects for the academic area. Education/Skills Requirements
A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required, some college coursework strongly preferred. Applicants must possess: strong oral and written communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel; the ability to organize, prioritize and accomplish tasks efficiently and accurately despite frequent interruptions; the ability to work well with a variety of constituencies; excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to perform independently; and the ability to handle confidential material with discretion. Strongly preferred: experience maintaining web pages; experience working with technical documents (mathematical formulas, graphs, etc.); experience with database programs. Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
At least 3 years’ office experience (preferably in an academic setting) and experience managing budgets or processing bills is required. Experience working with technical documents strongly preferred. Supervisory experience, especially with students, is preferred. Standard Work Days and Hours
This position is 35 hours/week year-round. About Bowdoin
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston. Shift Employment Category Part Time Year Round FTE 0.88 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Hourly Background Check Package Requirements Support Staff + Credit Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 07/21/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. Supplemental Questions

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  2. Cover Letter
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