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This position supports the Department of Classics and the Program
in Modern Greek Studies by organizing a robust schedule of lectures
and events, leading the department’s Communications and Outreach
initiatives, and assisting the Department Manager and Department
Chair with daily administration and operations.
Specific duties include staffing the main Classics office of
Macfarlane House, and day-to-day operations of the department;
taking the lead role in event planning of conferences, lectures,
colloquia, receptions and other departmental and program
activities; maintaining and creating new content for the Classics
Department and the Program in Modern Greek Studies websites, email
accounts, and social media accounts; providing support for courses,
the undergraduate concentration, and the Couch Memorial Library;
and assisting the Department Manager and Chair with duties and
special projects as assigned, based on department need. This
position works as the lead admin in the design and drafting of the
annual Classics newsletter – The Occasional Classicist
supervises a student editor throughout the process, while also
designing and posting weekly/monthly newsletters with departmental
announcements and important dates to over 1,300 contacts. The
position serves the role of financial coordinator, initiating
department financial business processes in Workday.
Education and Experience
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal
background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown
Recruiting Start Date:
- Associate’s degree with 2-3 years of related experience, or the
equivalent combination of education and work experience. Experience
in an academic environment strongly preferred.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office or Google Suite (Spreadsheets
and Word), Filemaker, Adobe Photoshop/In-design/Illustrator, and
website management and video editing programs. Comfortable working
in a PC and Mac environment helpful.
- Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal
- Ability to think and act independently, and handle competing
- Initiative and judgment to independently problem solve and
- Great attention to detail and proofreading; the ability to work
- Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse
perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
Job Posting Title:
Administrative and Communications Coordinator
Department of Classics
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Position Work Location:
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