Posting Summary: The Arnhold Institute for Dance Education Research, Policy, and Leadership, and the Dance Education Program seek a full-time Administrative Manager to provide support to a robust doctoral degree program and research community. As the lead administrative staff member, the Administrative Manager is responsible for daily business operations, including fiscal management, and personnel management. This team member will also contribute to the continued success and growth of the institute and degree program in alignment with the established missions and visions.
Reporting to the Executive Director and Department DAA, the ideal candidate will have previous experience with office management, administrative duties, supervision of staff, administering a budget, and financial reporting. This position supports a dynamic group of creatives and scholars, including faculty, doctoral students, and professional research fellows. An ability to initiate projects, work independently, anticipate program needs, and meet deadlines is essential. Candidates who possess excellent organizational, administrative, and financial skills, and are dedicated to facilitating staff teamwork are encouraged to apply.
This is a salaried, two-year renewable staff position with the possibility of a hybrid work option including both on-campus and remote work. A full benefits package includes tuition remission. Please note that this position does not include teaching opportunities.
Job Summary/Basic Function: ● Comprehensive office management and administrative experience. ● Experience with detail-oriented budgeting, account management, financial reporting, and purchasing. ● Experience with staff leadership, supervision, and development. ● Self-Starter and independent worker with impeccable follow-through. ● Experience with consulting and reporting to executives. ● Ability to initiate and adapt as priorities change throughout the academic year. ● Resourceful with the ability to proactively anticipate and plan for program needs and develop administrative management systems. ● Excellent organizational and time management skills with a strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple and competing tasks and deadlines. ● Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment inclusive of students, faculty, staff, and guests of varying social-economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds. ● Excellent judgment and proficiency at solving problems creatively, leading and collaborating with teams, and advocating for students, faculty, and staff in an energetic work environment. ● Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in communicating about program needs and objectives. ● Discretion, diplomacy, and experience with maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive documents and information. ● Willingness to travel and work outside of traditional hours on occasion, as needed for special events. ● Commitment toward building a reputation of excellence for the Program, Institute and its personnel.
Minimum Qualifications: ● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and minimum of five years of related administrative, budgetary, and supervisory experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. ● Strong computer skills; Google platform, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, (word processing, excellent spreadsheet; database capabilities, troubleshooting).
Preferred Qualifications: ● Prior experience in higher education administration or arts administration with knowledge of dance or the arts preferred. ● Familiarity with Teachers College administrative platforms a plus. ● Familiarity with Canvas learning management system, Adobe Creative Cloud, or other educational technology.
Internal Number: 510075
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