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SENIOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR, College of Arts & Sciences, Faculty Actions

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Boston University
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BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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SENIOR PROGRAM COORDINATOR, College of Arts & Sciences, Faculty Actions

Tracking Code22500152700217Job Description

The CAS Office of Faculty Actions

The College of Arts & Sciences Office of Faculty Actions (OFA) provides essential support to 700+ full time faculty members, as well as many part-time teaching faculty and academic researchers, throughout their careers at Boston University. From hiring and orientation through retirement, OFA supports all aspects of the faculty life cycle, including professional development, tenure, promotion, sabbatical, and leaves of absence. OFA liaises with departments on all faculty affairs matters and provides advice to individual faculty members, working closely in tandem with four associate deans for the faculty, the Dean of CAS, and the CAS Business Office. OFA believes that our intellectual and administrative progress depends on the collaboration of diverse individuals from multiple communities. We are eager to have a colleague who supports our commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, and diverse.

We are currently seeking a Senior Program Coordinator to join our dynamic and fast paced office.

Senior Program Coordinator Description

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Faculty Actions in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Senior Program Coordinator supports the administration of the Office of Faculty Actions to ensure that the office operations, communications, and services are executed with the highest quality and satisfaction. Requiring professional communication skills, this position provides outstanding customer service as the primary first point of contact for faculty, administrators, and Dean’s Office level leadership positions. Review and draft all faculty and researcher appointment letters. This position requires very strong attention to detail and a proactive approach to staying knowledgeable of college and university policies and procedures. This position provides an opportunity for direct mentorship and supervision of a strong cohort of undergraduate student employees. Additional duties range from database management, event planning, and providing administrative support for the faculty recruitment process.

Responsibilities

  • Review and evaluate all incoming paperwork for completeness and accuracy and work with departments to answer questions and resolve inaccuracies. Draft and issue letters informing faculty members of approval of various actions (appointment/reappointment, sabbatical/leave of absence, secondary academic and administrative appointments).
  • Maintain electronic faculty files and database containing faculty position information; respond to data requests.
  • Post advertisements for new full-time faculty positions on Academic Jobs Online. Work with associate deans of the faculty to schedule candidate interviews.
  • Hire and manage a strong cohort of student office assistants.
  • Assist other Faculty Actions staff with event planning and special projects, especially related to the Tenure & Promotion process.
Required Skills
  • A cover letter is required with resume submission
  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of experience required.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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The Difference Is Our DNA

What compelled the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to award Boston University a grant to fight newborn mortality in Zambia? Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. adopt BU as a place where he could hone his message of justice and equality? And what is the catalyst that prompts 32,557 students from 135 countries to call BU their home every semester? It’s in our DNA: an inherent desire in each of our students, faculty, and staff to vigorously and dauntlessly pursue knowledge—and embrace the unlimited possibilities that come with it.

A Community Unlike Any Other

As you can see below, it takes people, ideas, and a little luck (Boston, you’re our town) to make BU what it is today: one of the most dynamic universities in the world.

Celebrated thinkers: On any given day, students will find themselves mesmerized by Nobel Prize winners, a poet laureate, and the first biomedical engineer ever to receive a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award,” among others.

Extraordinary teaching: When a classroom starts to percolate with new ideas, it’s because our faculty of scholars and accomplished practitioners know how to ignite students’ imaginations. That’s why we reward our best teachers with BU’s most prestigious honor: The Metcalf Cup and Prize.

Groundbreaking research: With faculty dedicated to a creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, BU has become a leading global research institution—propelled forward by over $350 million a year in sponsored program revenue.

World-class students: Elite students from all 50 states and 135 countries pursue higher education on BU campuses in Boston and at programs in L.A., D.C., and more than 30 other cities on six continents.

A city within a city: Today, 80% of our undergrads live on campus, which could explain the 525 student activity groups alone.

The greatest college town in the world: Boston. ’Nuff said.

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