Located in the heart of the nation’s second fastest growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte takes advantage of the city’s diverse and thriving environment as an expansive classroom. Nationally recognized for its undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens combines the best of liberal arts learning with career preparation and community engagement. Focused on supporting the success of diverse learners, faculty build close, collaborative relationships with students and help them develop intentional, individualized roadmaps to thrive in Queens and beyond. At the graduate program level, the University provides innovative educational experiences that help learners advance professionally and retool for new opportunities. Our surroundings offer faculty a myriad of opportunities to advance their own professional growth and teaching and research interests by collaborating with dynamic sectors of industry, nonprofits and community organizations.
Because of our history of innovation and strong leadership heritage, Queens is positioned to be among the new forerunners in American higher education. This is a watershed moment for Queens. While other institutions focus on sustaining and surviving, we think much bigger. Institutions that understand what is needed and are willing to reinvent what is possible can position themselves to thrive and strengthen their market position post-pandemic with innovative approaches that are deeply connected to the world and its greatest challenges.
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This position provides administrative support to the Department of Art, Design and Music in the College of Arts and Sciences. This is a part-time position (20 hours/week) for 12 months that reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and works closely with the Executive Director and Program Directors of the department. This position is not exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is eligible for overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a single work week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate departmental events, such as faculty and student recitals, showcases, juries, gallery openings and conferences
• Provide support for the promotion of department concerts and events, including placing calendar listings, designing posters, writing registration pages, writing emails, designing programs and participating in events
• Respond to department accreditation needs (including maintenance of student records, audition sheets, and portfolio items)
• Coordinate auditions of prospective students for music and music therapy programs
• Manage department office operations (e.g., process check requisitions and invoices, schedule rooms, submit maintenance requests, attend department meetings, and maintain accurate records
• Collaborate with the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, Gambrell Center team, Event Services, Registrar’s Office, faculty, and others to coordinate schedules, rehearsals, classes, and d other processes at the university
• This position involves occasional evening and weekend duties
Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet the needs of the department or university.
Experience, knowledge and skills:
• Strong customer service orientation, responding to inquiries in a helpful and accurate manner, striving to exceed expectations
• Proficiency in computer and office software (including Office 365 and preferably design programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with others
• Ability to exercise considerable tact, judgment and diplomacy while maintaining exemplary poise and professionalism
• Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and competing demands and changing priorities
• Must possess a strong, self-directed work ethic that includes taking initiative and seeing things through to completion with attention to detail
• Excellent attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness
• Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and control large and small projects through to completion
• Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to accept direction on assignments and respond appropriately to feedback
• Commitment to the inclusive mission of the University
• Preferred bachelor’s degree or equivalent in combined education and experience
Physical requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):
• Stay stationary most of the time
• Frequently exchange accurate information with colleagues and clients
• Read reports, create presentations, use a computer system, most of the time
• Communicate with colleagues, customers and suppliers, most of the time
• Write, type and use computer, telephone, copier and other office equipment systems, most of the time
• Move inside the workspace to access office resources and equipment, and attend regular meetings on campus
• Use moderate force to move objects, occasionally
• Think critically, focus on the task at hand, and react quickly to changing conditions most of the time
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours to meet job requirements, including occasional night or weekend work
• Must be able to work in office, classroom and performance environments while interacting with prospective students, students, faculty, staff, service providers and vendors on any given day
• Work has deadlines, interruptions, moderate volume and can be stressful
This description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the duties and responsibilities of these positions, nor to be such a list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended to describe the general nature of this position.
Does that sound like a good fit to you? Click here https://smrtr.io/brTQD then click the green “I’m interested” button and submit:
1. A cover letter outlining qualifications and experience for the position
2. Curriculum vitae or current CV
3. Salary requirements
4. Contact information for three professional references.
Applications received by September 23 will be considered first. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, identity or gender expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information, or any legally protected characteristics in the administration of its education policies and admissions, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other programs administered by the University.
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