Bates College
Published
June 4, 2019
Location
Lewiston, ME
Category
Job Type

Description

Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.

Founded by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has been coeducational and has welcomed students regardless of race and ethnicity since its founding. The college’s commitment to academic excellence, intellectual exploration, inclusivity, and engaged citizenship defines its character.

Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has about 2,000 students from a wide variety of backgrounds. The student body represents 44 states and 53 countries; approximately 23 percent are domestic students of color, 7 percent of students are international, and 13 percent of all students are first generation to college.

The College has 210 faculty members and 750 staff and administrative employees. As one of the top employers in the state, Bates recruits its faculty and staff nationally, regionally, and locally. They consist of diverse individuals with a broad range of intellectual, professional, and personal experience.

Bates is proud of its deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, an urban center with a demographically diverse population of approximately 65,000 people. With a rich industrial past, Lewiston/ Auburn has seen great transition in the last 30 years and offers opportunities for cultural enrichment and meaningful community-engaged learning and leadership. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.

The Position

Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college with 31 varsity sports competing in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), among the most competitive conferences in NCAA Division III. As an important member of the College’s Department of Athletics, the Senior Administrative Coordinator is responsible for providing broad administrative support for the Director of Athletics. The Coordinator provides administrative support for the division, oversees the day-to-day operations of the Department of Athletics, and provides front-line guidance and assistance to students, parents, coaches, and staff. The Coordinator manages the workflow for all processes and procedures related to the operations of the office.

This is a full-time, 12 month position reporting to the Director of Athletics.

Qualifications

This role requires a bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience in a professional office setting providing administrative support or office management, preferably in a higher education environment. The equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

A successful candidate for the position must have:

  • Experience working with multiple constituencies in sometimes difficult and stressful situations.
  • High level of flexibility and adaptability with the ability to self-motivate and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to manage a complex office environment with frequently shifting tasks and priorities.
  • A personality that lends itself to the student development process.
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills.
  • Ability to proofread and edit various types of documents including those for wide distribution and those with sensitive information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships with clientele such as students, staff, faculty and community partners.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive student and personnel information.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and other non-traditional schedules.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.

Benefits

Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 24 days of vacation, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. This position requires successful completion of a pre-employment background screening. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (References will not be contacted without your permission.)

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff.  Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations.  All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at glexow@bates.edu.