Administrative Assistant

Brown University

Job Description:

About Brown:
Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

About the Opportunity:
The Data Science Institute (DSI) is a high-visibility campus hub that partners with multiple departments and other units at Brown to support interdisciplinary data science education and research throughout campus. The institute also houses two research centers, the Center for Computational Molecular Biology and the Center for Technological Responsibility, Reimagination and Redesign.

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the staff and faculty directors of the Data Science Institute and its subsidiary centers, as well as support for graduate students in DSI. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, efficient, proactive, and enjoy a high level of interaction with students and faculty. Primary duties will include front desk responsibilities; financial coordinator tasks such as processing reimbursements and assisting with purchasing; general office support; and backup for other administrative staff as needed.

Education and Experience: 

  • Associate’s degree with a minimum of 2-3 years of related administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Experience in an academic setting is preferred.
  • Prior administrative/academic office experience preferred.

Job Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer-focused, customer service oriented
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent administrative and organization skills
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Google platforms
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment

Salary Grade:7

Additional Information:
Applicants are asked to include a cover letter and resume.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Job Posting Title:
Administrative Assistant

Data Science Institute

Grade 7

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:
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As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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