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Administrative Assistant

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Position Information

Position Title Administrative Assistant
Requisition Number STFR003737
Division/College College of Engineering
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 51
Posting Date 05/16/2017

The Administrative Assistant provides an oversight and management of the administrative activities of the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing. This position provides coordination and oversight of the daily operations of the center. This includes the participation in the preparation of the annual reports, annual workshops, seminars and events, and interactions with industry and government partners for the centers as a whole, requiring the management of input from both Northeastern University and its partner universities. The Administrative Assistant will report to the Direct of the center and will perform diversified administrative, supervisory, and support duties as a member of a team of faculty, post-docs, staff, graduate and undergraduate students to assure the smooth and efficient operation of the center.


At least two years of college coursework required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Filemaker Pro, Google Calender and Thunderbird. The candidate must have some thml and website editing skills. The ability to do basic copy editing is preferred. At least three years of administrative experience is required. Must have proven ability to run business operations and tasks, follow up and organize tasks. Must have a proven ability to interact with a variety of audiences as well as excellent interpersonal and written communications skills. Individual must be able to manage changing and multiple priorities in a fast-pace environment, be well organized and detail-oriented with an ability to manage multiple tasks, handle confidential material and demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and independently.

Additional Information

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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