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Coordinator of Faculty Senate Operations & Projects

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Provost's Office
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and pay grade
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General Summary of Position:

The Coordinator of Faculty Senate Operations and Projects provides administrative support to the Faculty Senate and its subcommittees, ensuring efficient operations of committee meetings (including creating, maintaining, and disseminating associated electronic documentation using university systems). These documents may include agenda, minutes, committee correspondence etc. The coordinator also provides guidance and consultation regarding senate policy and process to the faculty senate president, department chairs, deans, registrar, and other constituents. They will assist with the approval and administrative implementation of new programs, and will serve as the faculty senate liaison to the President's office. Given the increasing numbers of faculty success initiatives in the Office of Academic Affairs, the position's scope extends beyond matters exclusive to Senate, and is fully integrated into the Academic Affairs faculty success team, working collaboratively with members of the Provost's Office and Registrar's Office to support curricular and program-related initiatives such as assessment, electronic record keeping, and process and policy improvements. They will also assist in helping to staff and to coordinate the soon-to-be-opened Faculty Success Center (and divide their physical location between the Senate Office in Alumni Hall and the Faculty Success Center in UCrossing). This position will have a dual reporting line to the Faculty Senate President and the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, with a priority given to Faculty Senate business.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):


  • Bachelors Degree


  • At least 3 years of administrative support experience managing progressively complex responsibilities, preferably in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and building an inclusive culture


  • Proficient in MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, Calendar, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to collaborate across campus
  • Attention to details and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound discretion in interacting with faculty, administrators and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in handling all matters

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of UML business processes and systems preferred
  • Experience planning and coordinating events preferred
  • Experience working directly with faculty preferred

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

This is a SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P16.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

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