Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an assistant to provide high-level administrative support to the vice president of finance and administration and treasurer.
Reporting to the vice president for finance and administration and treasurer (VPFA), the assistant will be responsible for managing all aspects of the schedule for the VPFA, which includes maintaining their calendar, coordinating logistics for meetings, making travel arrangements, maintaining the treasurer's office website, attending Board sub-committee meetings and taking minutes, coordinating events, ordering supplies, maintaining inventory, and budget support. The assistant must be flexible and comfortable with rapid change, and function effectively in a fast-paced, complex environment. The assistant to the vice president of finance and administration and treasurer must be supportive of the mission and pedagogy of Hampshire College, and enjoy working collaboratively with others to achieve the College's priorities.
An associate’s degree with two years job related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; experience in an academic or similar office setting preferred. The successful candidate will have computer expertise within a professional environment, including proficiency with Word and PowerPoint; strong organizational, interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills are necessary. Candidate should be able to manage a complex schedule, make travel arrangements, handle multiple intricate tasks and responsibilities, and prioritize in consultation with the VPFA. The assistant must possess a professional, welcoming and supportive demeanor, have an impeccable capacity for discretion and maintaining confidentiality, and be able to work as a highly functioning team-member. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.
This 30-hour per week benefited position holds a grade 3 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong l...earners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.