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Administrative Manager MFA Programs, College of Art and...
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Lesley university | Cambridge, MA
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Job Description

About Lesley University:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 87,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Information on the Department:

Lesley Art + Design began as The School of Practical Arts over 100 years ago. Since our founding in 1912, we have educated students for professions in the arts by balancing personal aesthetic development and intensive studies in the humanities with practical career preparation. Our challenging curriculum emphasizes solid foundations in traditional art and design principles, time-proven methods of creative process, and strong intellectual concepts. We have seven BFA departments and two MFA programs, as well as programs for high school students to earn college credit.

Job Description:

The Administrative Manager of the MFA programs oversees the day-to-day operations of two MFA Programs at Lesley Art + Design, and is the primary contact person for students, mentors, staff and faculty regarding the administrative and academic policies and procedures relating to the MFA programs. The Administrative Manager coordinates all the scheduling and planning of all meetings and events related to the MFA Programs including the two, 10-day residency sessions in January and June, as well as mid-year and year-end juries. Evening and weekend hours during the two residency sessions required. The Administrative Manager coordinates with multiple University offices, processes payroll and accounts payable, and oversees the adjunct faculty hiring process.


* Bachelor's Degree.
* Minimum of three years administrative experience.
* Demonstrated proficiency with standard office computer programs and database systems.
* Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
* Must be comfortable delivering verbal presentations to groups of people.
* Demonstrated ability to maintain friendly professionalism during busy and/or stressful situations.
* Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Preferred Qualifications

* BFA, or Bachelor's degree in an art related field.

Additional Information:

Salary Grade 25: $53,769 - $63,984

Background checks are required for all positions.

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

About Lesley university

Lesley University, a 12,000-student, multi-site university for women and men, is one of the nation's largest providers of graduate professional education opportunities to K-12 educators. Anchored by a strong liberal arts curriculum, Lesley offers undergraduate and graduate programs in education, the arts, and human services at its Cambridge and Boston campuses, online, and in 150 locations in 21 states. Lesley's four schools include the School of Education, the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, The Art Institute of Boston, and Lesley College, an undergraduate residential college. Lesley University prepares individuals for lives and careers that make a difference, and serves the evolving needs of students and a diverse society through innovative programs and pedagogy, high quality instruction, scholarship, advocacy, and outreach.