Program Coordinator, Sawyer Business School Graduate Programs

Staff Non-exempt Boston, Massachusetts


The Sawyer Business School Graduate Programs Office is excited to announce an opportunity to work with a stellar team of staff and faculty who make a positive impact on students’ lives and their educational pursuits.  The Coordinator is the first point of contact for students interested in or pursuing a graduate business degree.  The Coordinator is in the hub of essential activities ranging from planning and managing events to engaging with students on a daily basis.   The Coordinator is responsible for ensuring outstanding customer service to all stakeholders, prospective students, students, alumni, SBS graduate program team members, and SBS faculty while providing proactive, timely, and thorough administrative support to the SBS graduate programs team. In addition to implementing successful office management strategies, the Program Coordinator initiates and oversees the coordination and implementation of SBS 700, SBS Graduate Programs Orientation and a comprehensive schedule of SBS graduate program events for all new and returning graduate students each semester.

The position reports directly to the SBS Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and works closely with the SBS graduate administrative and academic program directors and Dean of SBS Graduate Programs.


  • Work experience (minimum of 2-3 years) in an office administration role and/or an Undergraduate degree in lieu of work experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to internal and external customer satisfaction with a high level of responsiveness. 
  • Event planning experience from concept to managing all facets of logistics, promotion and day of activities is highly desirable.
  • Strong communication skills; written and verbal as well as computer skills including: MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Outlook).
  • Must be creative and proactive, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations.
  • Ability to manage relationships across multiple levels within and external to the organization.
  • Time management skills and analytical skills essential.
  • Standard hours of this position are 8:45 am to 4:45 pm, M-F, however, the ability to keep flexible hours to support program objectives, including some evenings and weekends, is necessary.
  • Experience with various educational platforms including SLATE, Colleague, and Workday a plus.
  • May require travel locally and domestically. Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
To receive consideration please submit a cover letter or letter of interest.

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