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Project Coordinator, College of Arts & Sciences

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Job Details

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Title: Project Coordinator – College of Arts and Sciences

Reports to: Director of Operations and Budget Manager

Basic Functions: Assist the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office by providing administrative support with specialized projects; manages the process for adjunct contracts for the College of Arts and Sciences; assist with the management of annual catalog updates; performs office-related operational functions; and provides assistance in special projects and/or events.

Manages the College of Arts and Sciences Adjunct Contract Hiring Process. This involves:
  • obtaining adjunct teaching loads for fall and spring semesters through department chairs and/or department coordinators for all College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate and graduate programs.

  • communicating and providing guidance to department chairs, department coordinators and adjunct faculty to obtain adjunct teaching loads for fall and spring semesters

  • onboarding of new adjunct faculty—collecting required documentation for new adjuncts, updating pertinent information into our Workday system

  • generating contracts, requesting payroll, and initiating workflows through the University’s Workday system

  • creating adjunct reporting as needed, including number of sections and compensation

Manages Summer Housing for Student Research Opportunities. This involves:
  • soliciting faculty requests, organizing roommate requests, maintaining current information on programs, identifying student participation, and working with the Office of Conference and Event Management regarding fees and dates of stay.

  • Work with the Director of Operations and Budget Management on available budget and payments for summer housing

Provides general office support. This involves:
  • drafting of committee minutes for the Arts and Sciences Curricular Committee

  • event planning for annual functions, such as the annual CAS Student Awards Ceremony & First Year Student Deans List Dinner, and other events upon request

  • working with chairs and program directors on catalog updates

  • support logistics for annual program review/assessment—assisting with logistics for external review team, scheduling hotel, catering, travel reimbursement, etc.

  • support director of Interior Design

  • front office coverage/support as needed

Participates in the professional development of the College of Arts and Sciences. This involves:
  • communicating effectively with the College Deans concerning pertinent program, departmental and University matters

  • promoting an image of efficiency and courtesy consistent with the University mission

  • participating in staff meetings as requested

  • supports the Individually Design Major once a semester meeting minutes

This position is based at Fairfield University’s Fairfield, CT campus and is not eligible for immigration assistance.


Academic - Staff

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.


The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

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Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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