Administrative Generalist Coordinator (Administrative and Project Coordinator)

at Indiana University
Location Bloomington, IN
Date Posted July 10, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time




Department Information

The Vice President for Research Office at Indiana University is responsible for research development, research compliance, and research administration. Working with university-wide offices, campus leaders, and deans, the Vice President for Research Office works to increase and diversify research and creative activities at IU, attract external funding for these activities, and develop public-private partnerships, technology transfer, graduate education, and intercampus research opportunities.

Job Summary

  • Evaluates office production, revises procedures, or devises new forms to improve efficiency of workflow.
  • Organizes office operations and procedures, such as creating Word or Excel files, bookkeeping, and preparation of payrolls, flow of correspondence, filing, requisition of supplies, and other office services.
  • Oversees opening, sorting, and routing of incoming mail, answers correspondence and prepares outgoing mail.
  • Purchases and maintains office supplies and equipment, as well as budget expense control.
  • May allocates tasks and assignments to lower-level appointed staff and monitors their performance.
  • May be part of a team to selects, and train other staff.
  • May work on office projects engaging others to collaborate and accountable to see through to completion.
  • May perform other duties related to maintaining an internal website and/or working with social media.

Specific department responsibilities:

  • Provides complex and comprehensive administrative support to the operations manager, Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge, and manager of special projects.
  • Participates in the planning, coordination, and administration of the Responding to the Addictions Crisis Grand Challenge as well as projects instrumental to ongoing research efforts at and beyond the scope of the University.
  • Prepares confidential documents; schedule appointments, manages calendar, prepares background materials and agendas; oversees travel arrangements and screen calls and correspondence.
  • Develops and maintain records, files, documents, and communications.
  • Assists with, participates in, and performs special projects on a regular and continuing basis; plans, coordinates, and oversees meetings, special programs, events, and other departmental activities.
  • Facilitates resolution of day-to-day issues that arise and communicates issues to the operations manager.
  • Researches and responds to internal and external inquiries, exchanges information, and resolves problems.




  • High school diploma or GED.


  • Bachelor's degree.



  • 4 years of relevant experience.


  • Experience at IU with a strong knowledge of IU policies and organizational structure.


  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision making skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Ability to lead/manage others.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. A stable internet connection will be needed to collaborate on documents and participate in Zoom meetings. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

May be required to temporarily work from home in accordance with IU's policy on responding to COVID-19.

Job Classification

Career Level: Mastery

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: General Administration

Job Family: Administrative Generalist

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