Primary Role

Provides varied and complex administrative, outreach, and office support services for the Baker Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies and the Peace & Conflict Studies program.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

  • Generates, edits, and distributes correspondence, minutes, documents, programs, foundation proposals and extensive publicity materials for the Baker Institute

  • Coordinates events, including handling travel and logistics reservations for visiting lecturers and distinguished guests, students and faculty attending conferences, and on-campus salons and seminars

  • Keeps comprehensive and accurate budgetary and accounting records

  • Establishes and maintains an orderly record system for prospective students, alumni, and donors

  • Develops an office schedule and receives visitors and students

  • Supervises student assistants and coordinates their schedules

  • Supports the Director’s research (through copy editing and creating working papers) and teaching efforts (through drafting and planning documents for PACS curriculum revision and similar projects)

    Specific responsibilities related to the  Baker Institute’s marketing and outreach efforts on and off-campus:


    Writes, edits, and distributes a monthly email newsletter on Baker Institute events and opportunities

  • Maintains an up-to-date web presence for the Baker Institute, from regularly-updated institutional web pages to social media; supervises the Baker Institute’s Juniata Associate and collaborates with the JA to create and execute a social media plan for every event and opportunity

  • Writes, edits, publishes, and distributes an annual report for the Baker Institute

  • Explores and executes new strategies for engaging with a wide range of Juniata faculty and students to articulate peace strands in other disciplines

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director

Supervision Required/Given

This position supervises student employees and reports to the Director of the Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Position Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational, writing, editing, computer, accounting, and word processing skills.
  • The ability to meet and engage with a wide range of people, both in person and by phone or email, always communicating a positive and helpful attitude.
  • The ability to work in a variety of cultural contexts.
  • Absolute integrity in handling confidential information.
  • Passion for and basic understanding of social justice movements and nonviolent activism in the 21st century.