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Administrative Coordinator, Student Services

Student Services

Reed College seeks a warm and capable person to be our next Administrative Coordinator in the Dean of Students office. The Administrative Coordinator to Student Services serves as the front office main point of contact, actively working to ensure a welcoming environment and seamless experience for students by providing support by telephone, email and in person. The Administrative Coordinator also provides administrative support to the Vice President for Student Services and the Dean of Students. This role reports to the Associate to the Vice President and Dean of Students.

This is full-time, hourly position with a salary of $19.31/hour. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with a one-hour unpaid lunch. 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), college tuition assistance for employees’ children, 22 days of vacation, half-day Fridays in the summer and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse.


  • You have been commended at work for being friendly and welcoming, exhibiting excellent customer service.
  • You are student centered and oriented to help and serve.
  • You have strong oral and written interpersonal skills and are an active listener.
  • You can juggle multiple detailed projects and prioritize them appropriately, all while cheerfully helping people who visit your office.
  • People in your office come to you if they don’t know where to go or who to talk to.
  • You enjoy working in a diverse environment and are able to support students and colleagues from all backgrounds.
  • You are known to be open-minded and are comfortable engaging in discussions about race, gender and other identities.
  • You bring an important aspect of diversity to our team.
  • You enjoy working in teams but are also a self-motivated, proactive individual.
  • You have impeccable integrity and judgment in handling confidential information.
  • You are a positive person, have a great sense of humor, and enjoy positive relationships with your co-workers.
  • You’re the person who catches the typos when you’re reading something.
  • You are comfortable with technology and excited to learn new things.
  • You have at least three years of progressively responsible administrative experience and know you love admin work.


  • Serves as the first point of entry to the College, welcoming individuals to the Student Services division in person in the Vice President and Dean of Students’ Office, over the phone, and via electronic correspondence.
  • Directs, fields, and screens correspondences and inquiries for the Student Services division from students, families, staff, faculty and constituencies outside of the campus community, about procedures related to student enrollment status changes as well as inquiries related to deans’ calendars and urgent or student emergency situations.
  • Guides students through processes, tracks data, and maintains records for student leaves of absence, emergency absences, medical leaves of absence and student enrollment withdrawals.
  • Manages the calendars of the Vice President for Student Services and the Dean of Students
  • Schedules student meetings with Associate and Assistant Deans.
  • Serves as primary office representative and liaison for Health and Counseling Center staff, students, and faculty when authorizations to release student medical records or visit information are in place.
  • Maintains and distributes the division’s on-call staff schedule.
  • Aids in the scheduling of Dean meetings and tracking for other offices’ official forms for which the Vice President and Dean of Students’ Office and Student Services Deans have a role.
  • Handles event planning (e.g. catering, room reservations, audio-visual requests) for Vice President and Dean of Students’ Office-sponsored meetings. Coordinates various division- and campus-wide events.
  • Processes transfers and disbursements for the various funds and budgetsVice President’s main budget, Student Services Commons budget, and entertainment funds.
  • Arranges furniture and equipment acquisition and handles vendor account maintenance for the office.


Three to five years of progressively responsible administrative assistant experience, or any combination of experience and education which provides you with the desired tangibles and intangibles needed to excel in this role. Two years of vocational training in office management, secretarial, or a related field is 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. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • Why are you interested in this role?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

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

  • All members of Reed's community are expected to contribute to an 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 equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

This position will remain open and we will accept applications until we extend a job offer and it is accepted.

Reed College replies 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.