Administrative Coordinator - Catholic University of America in Washington, DC Washington DC

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Catholic University of America

Washington, DC , Washington DC 20064

United States


Detailed Job Description

Administrative Coordinator for the Centers for the Study of Early Christianity and Medieval & Byzantine Studies

As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.
The Centers for the Study of Early Christianity and Medieval & Byzantine Studies function as interdisciplinary units, relating particularly to medieval, classical, and Christian oriental literature, and to history, philosophy, and theology (especially church history). They facilitate communication among faculty and students in those disciplines, support attendance at workshops and conferences, host visiting scholars, run undergraduate (CMBS) and graduate programs up to Ph.D. level, mount seminars, public lectures, and conferences, maintain a wide range of national and international contacts, and publish (CSEC) a collected essay series (through the CUA Press). These enterprises continue longstanding and prestigious traditions at CUA, and their religious and contextual character place them at the heart of the university’s declared mission.

The Administrative Coordinator is expected to aid the Directors in coordinating all the above functions. He or she is expected to display a high degree of independent initiative, both in completing tasks and in developing and improving procedures, and will represent the Centers, both within and beyond the university, with professional ease and flair.

Responsibilities of the Administrative Coordinator

• Providing administrative support for workshops, seminars, conferences, and public lectures hosted by the Centers; for hosting of visiting scholars; and for undergraduate and graduate programs.
• Maintaining a wide range of national and international contacts, assisting in publishing through CUA press, providing, developing and maintaining procedures, ensuring effective and smooth operations, providing a public face for the Centers domestically, nationally, and internationally.
• Managing finances, maintaining the Centers’ websites, maintaining appropriate office supplies, and partaking in after-hours events when required.

Essential Experience and Skills of the Administrative Coordinator:

• Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
• At least one (1) year of experience and demonstrated independence and initiative at an administrative level along with experience representing the professional/scholarly interests of a unit within and beyond a larger organization (university preferred).

Attributes of a Successful Administrative Coordinator:

• Excellent communicator: You communicate clearly, accurately, and diplomatically with a wide variety of audiences. You have excellent oral, written, and editing skills.
• Organized: You effortlessly keep track of your work and follow through on every commitment you make. You can adjust to changing priorities and operate efficiently in a fast paced environment.
• Independent and creative: You design and carry out procedures in an efficient way independently or with minimal input.

Employee Benefits

The Catholic University of America offers competitive benefits that include medical, dental and vision insurance; a prescription drug plan; 403(b); disability, optional medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts; Metro Check and SmarTrip Card options; generous paid holidays throughout the year, and a wonderful tuition assistance plan.

To Apply for the Administrative Coordinator Position:
Interested and qualified candidates please submit a CUA Application for Employment and resume to: For an application, please visit:
The Catholic University of America is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keyword Phrases

  • Administrative, communications, marketing
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: At least 1 years
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 8/15/2011