Emory University Academic Department Admin in decatur, Georgia


The History Department seeks candidates able to manage a portfolio of complex assignments, who are intellectually curious, and who take an interest in the academic mission of the department. Strong candidates must be able to multi-task with frequent interruptions, balance ongoing activities with short-term projects, and initiate and follow-through on responsibilities without direct supervision. Attention to detail, effective communication skills, and ability to work with a large group of diverse and dynamic faculty, students and staff are crucial. Ability to effectively liaison with other units helpful. Experience managing employees with expertise in department operations is a plus.


  • Manages the operations, personnel and fiscal activities for an academic department or business unit.

  • Identifies and leads efforts to address specific operational issues.

  • Develops recommendations and action plans towards their resolution.

  • Determines and recommends options for addressing budget issues.

  • Assists in preparing contract budgets, grant applications, proposals, status reports and/or financial statements.

  • Plans and prepares projections for management of unit operations and associated costs.

  • Researches and investigates employee issues/concerns.

  • Collaborates with Human Resources to recommend an appropriate course of action.

  • Responds to inquiries and/or complaints from faculty, staff, students, parents, outside agencies and/or the public which require interpretation of policies and procedures.

  • Projects and develops plans for addressing staffing requirements.

  • Hires, supervises and evaluates regular staff and student employees.

  • Prioritizes work assignments and special projects.

  • May conduct research and develop proposals for new programs and services.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or a field related to the department's area of specialty and two years of office administration experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education and training.

  • Supervisory experience required.

  • Experience with various personal computer software applications.


  • Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, etc.) needed as well as an ability to quickly learn and use the numerous online tools and resources Emory utilizes.

  • Basic HTML ability desired for website content management and maintenance.

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Job Number 19439

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory College

Department ECAS: History

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Clerical & Administrative

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322