Academic Department Coordinator
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
· 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
· monitors program budgets, pays bills; assists with annual budget
· 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.
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
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
Standard Work Days and Hours
This position is 35 hours/week year-round.
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.
Part Time Year Round
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?
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled
Type of Posting
Special Instructions to Applicants
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
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
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