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Administrative Coordinator

The Center For Life Beyond Reed

The Center for Life Beyond Reed (CLBR) seeks an Administrative Coordinator to welcome students and alumni who are seeking career support from Reed. The Administrative Coordinator supports the data entry, project, event, website, and online calendar needs of the team, as well as serving as a liaison with the Business Office regarding expenses and disbursements. CLBR welcomes and encourages applicants from historically marginalized backgrounds to apply.

This is a part-time, non-exempt (hourly) position working approximately 19 hours per week with pay of $20.00/hour. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer and many other campus amenities, such as library privileges, membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and access to onsite daycare provided by Growing Seeds.


  • You have impeccable integrity and judgment in handling confidential information.
  • You are student centered and oriented to help and serve.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and are a good listener.
  • You can juggle multiple detailed tasks while cheerfully helping people who visit your office.
  • You are willing to work hard, doing what is necessary for the department to run smoothly
  • You are technologically savvy—you use an online calendar and Excel spreadsheets to keep organized.
  • You enjoy collaborating on teams.
  • You bring an important aspect of diversity to our team.
  • You are known to be open-minded and prefer working in a diverse environment where you can support students and colleagues from all backgrounds.
  • You have strong written communication skills.


  • Front desk reception and resource guidance for students and alumni
  • Event support: room reservations, catering orders, materials coordination (formatting, collating, printing), attendance support, Localist and website publication of events
  • CLBR voicemail and email response and action
  • Expense and receipt reconciliation for team
  • Banner data entry
  • Disbursement forms for all awards and fellowships.
  • Reports and data analysis
  • Research and outreach to alumni
  • Job and internship posting in Reed’s job posting platform


  • Two years of college, vocational training, or equivalent experience or any combination of experience, training and education that allows you to perform the duties of this position
  • Experience in an administrative role or another support role 
  • Experience and/or ability with computers and technology for basic business functionality
  • Experience with social media platforms a plus


Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required for submission. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to pursuit of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will also be expected to provide an answer to the following:  

  • All members of Reed's community are expected to contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus. Employees who experience the most success at Reed are comfortable interacting with a diverse group of students, colleagues and community members. How would you use your skills and experience to contribute to community growth?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Preference will be given to applications received by Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. This position will remain open until filled. 

Reed College’s goal is to reply to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.