Director of Administration
Department: Environmental Studies, Antioch University New England, NH, USA
Compensation: Full-time, Salary
To assist the Chair of the Department of Environmental Studies and its program and concentration directors in the administration and management of the department/programs.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plan, implement, administer, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate all assigned administrative activities and functions of the department, and assist in overall department/programs management.
- Assist in planning, supervising/carrying out day-to-day administration of department/programs operating budgets.
- Supervise/coordinate/carry out specialized administrative functions, including course scheduling, and planning of special events.
- Serve as departmental/programs personnel administrator: in conjunction with Department Chair identify and fill staffing needs, draft adjunct faculty contracts/ maintain and process faculty workload reports; serve as liaison with central H.R. staff regarding personnel matters.
- Coordinate/supervise maintenance of department office space and equipment and associated acquisition, installation and ongoing utilization of computer and telecommunications technology needs.
- Assist in development and implementation of a wide range of departmental/programs operating policies, procedures and systems.
- Supervise/coordinate/carry out the design, implementation and administration of computerized and hard copy record keeping and reporting systems; management of department Sakai sites.
- Assist in planning, coordinating, drafting, editing, and producing a variety of written documents, including academic catalogues, handbooks, instructions, and forms.
- Confer regularly with Chair, other department/programs faculty and staff and various AUNE departments to plan, coordinate and evaluate activities/ initiatives to exchange information, investigate and resolve issues. Represent the Chair/Department on various committees such as Enrollment Services and Administrative Council.
- Provide prompt, courteous administrative support and service to students and faculty.
- Deal regularly with vendors, consultants, speakers, government and not-for profit agencies, other higher education institutions in carrying out the varied liaison functions of the job.
- Supervise two to three office or technical support staff.
General supervision is received from a department/programs Chair/Director.
Functional and partial administrative supervision of one or more staff members and/or student workers.
Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline, plus two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are demonstrated.
- Strong program planning, organizational, administrative, and budget management skills.
- Excellent supervisory skills.
- Strong writing skills; math, analytical and problems-solving skills.
- Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups within and outside of the university in a constructive manner.
- Strong computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, experience using Learning Management Systems (e.g., Sakai).
- Self-starter; demonstrated ability to initiate projects and bring to completion.
- Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
- Relevant background pertinent to the Environmental Studies Department/programs preferred, but not necessary.
Submit resume, cover letter and 2 professional references to Will Dooley, Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Director of Administration – ES” in the subject line.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.
The campus is a smoke-free environment.