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Senior Administrative Assistant EGC and IDE

High School 2 Year

The Senior Administrative Assistant EGC and IDE job vacancy was initiated on February 26, 2024, and it will end on May 26, 2024. Is full time work something that interests you? The salary not being exposed by the employer means that you can negotiate based on the company's approach to employee benefits and incentives. If you want to be eligible for this job opening, you must have completed High School. This job requires that you possess at least 24 months of experience working in the same field. The position being offered is located in Connecticut, however, the company may also consider applicants from other regions provided they meet the qualifications listed below.

Senior Administrative Assistant EGC and IDE Economics - Growth Center 86699BR

University Job Title

Senior Administrative Assistant

Bargaining Unit

L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)

Time Type

Full time

Duration Type


Compensation Grade

Labor Grade D

Wage Ranges

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Searchable Job Family

Administration, Research/Support, Student Services

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Work Week

Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

Work Location

Central Campus

Worksite Address

27 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Work Model


Position Focus:

The Economic Growth Center (EGC) is Yale’s hub for research and teaching on international development and trade. 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 individual 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 enrolled, out of over 400 applying per 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 co-Directors 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 co-Directors 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. Other responsibilities at the EGC include: supporting the deployment of EGC events, student and alumni engagement, visitor programs, processing reimbursements or providing other administrative support for EGC faculty; coordinating recommendation letters; providing ad hoc editorial support; processing payments, and website support.

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Essential Duties

1. Oversees and coordinates administrative, program, and office activities. Establishes, selects, implements, and coordinates office procedures and systems. Serves as principal source of information to students, staff, and faculty on policies, procedures, programs, and office activities. 2. Oversees, instructs, and coordinates activities of support staff. Oversees the preparation of materials for grants, contracts and budgets. Monitors expenditures and reconciles financial statements. 3. Provides editorial support for a journal/publication. Proofreads and edits material for grammatical and factual accuracy. Tracks copy through various editing and production stages. Communicates with authors, printers, and others concerned with published work. 4. Determinesadministrative, facility, and equipment needs for symposia, lectures, seminars, and conferences. Assembles and arranges for necessary items. Determines sources of data. Compiles, synthesizes and manipulates data. Summarizes findings and writes reports or portions of reports. 5. Greets visitors. Answers and screens telephone calls. Assesses nature of business. Responds to requests for information and provides assistance. Screens and responds to mail. 6. Formats, keyboard, proofread, and edits correspondence, reports, manuscripts, grants, and other material. Assembles attachments and corresponding material. Reviews outgoing material for completeness, dates, and signatures. Composes substantive correspondence and written material. 7. Coordinates travel arrangements. Schedules and coordinates meetings and appointments. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. Takes minutes or dictation. Performs additional functions incidental to office activities.

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.

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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 across the world. Proven ability to interact with a diverse group of people. Absolutely excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Superior computer skills, including MS Word and Excel. Proven ability using email, calendaring, and scheduling software. Proven ability to draft correspondence and handle confidential material.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

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.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated event planning and program coordination skills, including strong organizational skills.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Reliable, responsible, professional, and flexible. Availability to work occasional evenings.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

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.

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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

EEO Statement:

University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Additionally, in accordance with Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.

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