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Company Name:
Bowdoin College
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Brunswick, Maine
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2-4 Years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator serves as a primary support specialist for the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs which includes: greeting visitors; answering phones; managing correspondence and filing; scheduling appointments and group meetings. The person in this position provides office support for the Upperclass Deans, the Director of Accommodations for Students with Disabilities and the Advisor to the Judicial Board. The Administrative Coordinator provides administrative assistance for a number of key programs and initiatives, including: the Judicial Board, the work of the Recording Committee, and support for the College's academic advising programs, among other duties as assigned.

Weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Occasional requests for weekend assistance during Orientation and Commencement or at other key times of the year.

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students' demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin's historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.


A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; some college coursework preferred. Applicants must possess excellent organizational and customer service skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and to understand complex and diverse cultures, and the ability to multitask in a busy office environment. Strong keyboarding skills and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) are required. Experience utilizing web content management and willingness to learn a number of technology platforms is preferred. A clear understanding for the needs of confidentiality in dealing with students, faculty and staff is necessary.

A minimum of two years' experience working in a busy office environment is required; experience working in a college setting is preferred.



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