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Department Coordinator

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Job Type
1 Oct 2021
Reporting to the Chair and Manager of Administration (Administrator), the Academic Department Coordinator is a member of a dynamic team managing the Department of Religion in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). Utilizing their in-depth knowledge of all department programs and activities, the Academic Department Coordinator will serve as the department "concierge", providing discipline-specific information and support to students and parents with the goals of promoting interest in the Religion program, increasing customer satisfaction and positively influencing student outcomes. The Academic Department Coordinator will provide administrative support services to faculty, students and staff in the Department of Religion, as well as support College-wide projects from time to time. This support includes, but is not limited to, department operations and administration, event support, graduate student related administration, non-credit course administration, office management, supervision of student workers, purchasing and budget support. The Academic Department Coordinator will assist the Chair with course scheduling, adjunct contracts and routine faculty hiring, promotion, tenure and merit administration. The position will also have a communications component. Under the direction of the Chair, the Academic Department Coordinator will be responsible for updating the website, maintaining a social media presence, communicating with alumni and facilitating alumni-related events. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's Degree and at least two years of directly related experience including operations and administrative, budgets, and customer service. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office especially XXXXXX and working knowledge of all applicable computer software or ability to learn them.
* Demonstrated written communication skills and ability to write web site and social media content free of spelling and grammatical errors.
* Demonstrated strong customer service and interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player across multiple levels and departments.
* Must be able to work independently, prioritize and organize work.
* Must have the ability to meet simultaneous deadlines, handle confidential materials, manage time effectively and use good judgment.
* Knowledge of applicable professional principles, University policies and procedures, and financial and budgeting principles.


Undergraduate or Master's degree in Religion.

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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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  • Job Reference: 386581049-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Temple University
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent