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Administrative and Communications Coordinator

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 25, 2023

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

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 – and 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
  • 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 skills.

  • Ability to think and act independently, and handle competing priorities.

  • Initiative and judgment to independently problem solve and prioritize.

  • Great attention to detail and proofreading; the ability to work independently.

  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Administrative and Communications Coordinator


Department of Classics


Grade 7

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Time Type:

Full time

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Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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