Job ID: 191971

Staff Assistant - Romance Studies

Tufts University

  • Aug. 9, 2022
  • Staff Assistant - Romance Studies
  • Romance Studies
  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Fiscal Services
    Administrative Support/Services


The Department of Romance Studies is committed to educating students in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish languages and culture, and in Latin American Studies.

Latin American Studies is an Interdisciplinary program which encourages students to integrate the varying disciplinary perspectives of the arts, literature, social sciences, and history, along with the study of languages of the area, into a coherent view of Latin America.

What You'll Do

This is a hybrid position with the expectation that the position will be primarily on campus during the academic year.


The Staff Assistant assists the administrator for the Department of Romance Studies by performing complex and diverse duties and serves as a source of information and problem solving for students, faculty, staff and other constituents.  The Staff Assistant also collaborates in the administrative processes for the Latin American Studies program and its director. 


Tasks performed under this position may include: organizing files systems for department and program, coordinating meetings and travel arrangements, as well as producing, proofreading and editing complex reports, documents and spreadsheets. Monitors, tracks expenditures, resolves problems and reports on department budget and/or grants. Coordination within the administrative staff also includes:  coordinate planning and logistics for meetings and special events including design of marketing and publicity materials, tracking responses, working with speakers on materials and set up.  May also coordinate department projects or programs, which may entail assisting with development of materials and brochures, updating web information and assisting with content and design. 

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience typically acquired through a high school diploma/GED and 2-4 years of administrative experience or college degree with 1-3 years’ experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including word processing, editing, graphics, spreadsheet and database knowledge.
  • Bookkeeping or basic accounting knowledge.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Mac Operating systems a plus.



An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual

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