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The Economic Growth Center (EGC) is the Yale home for economic research on global development and poverty reduction. Established in 1961, it has a long history serving as a training ground for researchers and policy practitioners. Today, it supports a diverse set of faculty, fellows and students working to understand not only the links between economic growth and poverty, but also how rising inequality and a changing climate affect individuals well-being.
The International and Development Economics (IDE) program is a one-year Master’s program hosted at the EGC, focused on building the skillset of students in applied economic analysis to enable them to better grapple with today’s global challenges as development practitioners or in preparation for a PhD in a related field. The program has a tight-knit, majority international student body with strong foundations in economics and mathematics. The program has about 30 students enroll, out of over 400 applying a year.
The successful candidate for this position would serve as the principal resource to current and prospective IDE students. This important component of the overall role includes: providing guidance and information on administrative, academic and procedural matters for all the IDE students; fostering a welcoming and engaging environment for the students at the EGC, providing for students to interact with one another and others at the EGC; providing support to the IDE Director on student and program issues; planning and coordinating all IDE events, including the new student orientation, any prospective student visits, all program-sponsored social gatherings, the annual dinner, and all commencement activities. Other tasks may also be required for special projects identified by the IDE Director to support new and ongoing priorities for the program.
Other key responsibilities for this role include: serving as liaison with the Graduate School, the Office of International Students and Scholars, the English Language Institute, Graduate Student Housing, Student Financial Services and other relevant departments; maintaining confidential student files and academic record keeping; assisting students with online registration; fielding calls and emails from prospective students to provide relevant information about the program; tracking and reviewing student transcripts to ensure compliance with University and department requirements; updating and maintaining the IDE program website; coordinating the IDE Research Assistant program.
The Senior Administrative Assistant would also serve as the welcome receptionist for the EGC, directing calls and visitors. Support for other activities at the EGC include: processing reimbursements or providing other administrative support for EGC faculty; coordinating recommendation letters; providing ad hoc editorial support; processing payments.
Required Education and Experience:
Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate’s degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for working and interacting with students, faculty, staff and visitors of various seniority. Ability to create a nurturing environment for international students and scholars from all over the world. Proven ability to interact with a diverse group of people. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Superior computer skills, including advanced proficiency with MS Word and Excel. Proven ability using email, calendaring, and scheduling software. Proven ability to draft correspondence and handle confidential material.
Ability to work independently, prioritize, and balance multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines in a busy environment with frequent interruptions. Mature judgment and discretion required.
Demonstrated event planning and program coordination skills, including strong organizational skills.
Reliable, responsible, professional, and flexible. Availability to work occasional evenings.
Preferred Education and Experience: 1-2 years of full-time work experience in a similar setting and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Ideally, experience with Drupal or similar content management software.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-62105BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
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