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Administrative Coordinator

Development Office

Reed College seeks a creative, energetic and well organized person to be our Administrative Coordinator in the Development office. The Administrative Coordinator provides excellent customer service and keeps our operations running. In this role, you will perform intermediate-level, detailed and technical clerical duties. This position is part of a dynamic and collaborative administrative team.

This is full-time role with a starting pay rate of $20/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), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, 7 paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer and many other campus amenities, such as library borrowing privileges, membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and discounted TriMet bus passes.

Reed is committed to excellence and actively seeks diversity in its educational programs and employment practices. We welcome and encourage applicants from historically underrepresented minority groups to apply.


  • You have been commended at work for being friendly and welcoming, exhibiting excellent customer service.

  • You can juggle multiple detailed projects and prioritize them appropriately, all while cheerfully helping people who visit your office.

  • You enjoy working in teams but are also a self-motivated, proactive individual.

  • You give feedback in a way that is thoughtful and helpful and you are good at receiving feedback.

  • You meet your deadlines.

  • You learn new technologies quickly and easily.

  • You have an impeccable track record of integrity and the highest professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.

  • You can stay focused in an open office environment.

  • People who know you would describe you as a patient, active listener.

  • Consistency, accurate spelling, and meticulous fact-checking are important to you.

  • You bring an important aspect of diversity to our team.


  • Providing administrative and technical support to multiple department teams including College Relations Operations Information Systems; Donor Relations; and Corporation and Foundations.

  • Greeting and directing walk-in visitors; answering main phone line; coordinating coverage for front desk for scheduled vacancies.

  • Performing data entry across multiple platforms.

  • Preparing materials, including mailings, proposals, presentations and stewardship reports.

  • Keeping our office running smoothly: scheduling departmental meetings, ordering supplies, and reconciling purchase cards.

  • Providing support for high level donor events, including RSVP management, name tags, and attendance.

  • Providing back up support and cross-training for other administrative coordinators on development team as needed.


Three years of administrative experience or any equivalent combination of experience and education. Strong computer skills including expert knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google suite of products; facility with the Internet and its associated tools; ability to learn Reed-specific systems. Proofreading and copy-editing experience.


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:

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

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

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early.  

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.