Department Administrator, Department of Computer Science - Georgetown College

Washington D.C.
Jul 24, 2018
Aug 22, 2018
Education, Science
Full Time
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Department Administrator, Department of Computer Science - Georgetown College

Georgetown's Department of Computer Science consists of twenty-three full-time faculty working in the areas of algorithms, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer and network security, communication complexity, cryptography, database systems, data mining, distributed algorithms, distributed systems, human-computer interaction, information assurance, information retrieval, machine learning, natural language processing, networking, non-standard parallel computing, parallel algorithms, theory, and visual analytics.

The Department Administrator (DA) assumes substantial independent management of the operation of the department and serves as the lead provider of administrative and clerical support to the Department Chair, faculty, and staff in the department of Computer Science. S/he serves as a resource to the department on university human resource and faculty appointment policies and procedures, and handles payroll, purchasing and accounts payable matters. The DA has duties include but are not limited to:

  • Creates and tracks the budget, pays suppliers, and processes reimbursements for faculty/staff in compliance with university policy.
  • Reconciles the department's financial transactions on a monthly basis.
  • Handles all HR-related functions in the Department, such as hiring/appointment paperwork, payroll management, and related termination paperwork and processes for student workers and faculty.
  • Performs general administrative assistance, such as copying, faxing, and filing.
  • Plans and coordinates departmental event logistics.
  • Assembles rank and tenure materials.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years of work experience in a professional office environment - preferably in an academic administrative office.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, with a mastery of Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, macros, etc.) and experience and/or familiarity with managing large volumes of data and database queries is required.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Professional, service-oriented demeanor
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal, written and interpersonal
  • Ability to manage social media applications and maintain websites
  • Preference for knowledge of Georgetown University human resources/faculty appointment policies and procedures, as well as Georgetown Management System (GMS Workday) experience

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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