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Northampton, Massachusetts
Country:
United States
Industry:
Education
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
3-5 Years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Curricular and Academic Support Specialist

As a member of the Provost/Dean of the Faculty staff, provide support to the Associate Dean of the Faculty in all aspects of curricular development, maintenance and review. Assess, develop and advise the academic/administrative assistant staff and processes reporting to the PDOF through the administrative structure of academic department/program Chairs & Directors. Build and maintain positive working relationships with partner offices and individuals.

Curricular Specialist: Staff the Committee on Academic Priorities (CAP) - Responsibilities include oversight of processes, record-keeping, and correspondence related to new and revised curricular and staffing information received from faculty, and assist the Associate Dean of Faculty with related curricular projects. Work closely with academic departments/programs and allied offices (including Institutional Research) on curricular review processes overseen by the Committee on Academic Priorities. Partner with IT, the Registrar and other key stakeholders to ensure the development, production, testing, and maintenance of a robust, accurate print and online course catalogue and attendant reporting system.

Academic Support Specialist: Coordinate the hiring, training and professional development of the academic/administrative assistant staff reporting to the PDOF through the academic administrative leadership structures including academic department/program Chairs & Directors and academic/administrative assistant supervisory structures. In partnership with Human Resources and other stakeholders, develop and implement effective practices and technologically enabled standards for centrally identified job responsibilities within the team of Academic Administrative Assistants. Supervise and evaluate select academic support staff.

Special projects and assistance with other work of the office as assigned.

Education/Experience: Associate's degree plus three to five years of administrative experience including personnel management, preferably in an academic setting, or an equivalent level of relevant education and experience.

Skills: Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and written/oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to take initiative, organize and prioritize work, with high attention to detail and deadlines. Expertise with current, appropriate technology including but not limited to Google Apps for Education (Email, Calendar, Drive), Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), and Adobe Acrobat.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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