The Global Development Policy Center (GDP Center) is seeking an Administrative Coordinator/Administrative Assistant to support the GDP Center’s administrative and finance activities. This person will act as the first-line representative and liaison to all internal and external constituencies. Main responsibilities include preparing budget and financial reports; supporting grant proposal activities; procuring supplies; booking travel for staff and guests; processing reimbursements and payments to vendors and collaborators; overseeing facilities; coordinating venue and catering for meetings and events; calendaring; and other duties assigned to support the leadership team.


Essential Duties / Responsibilities:


·      Maintain calendar and schedule appointments and meetings for the Center Director. This includes working with the offices of the faculty, deans, senior University leadership, GDP Center staff, and external research collaborators.

·      Arrange domestic and international travel arrangements for the Center Director, GDP Center staff and guests, and process all required reimbursements and reconciliation of travel expenses in accordance with University and GDP Center policies.

·      Prepare, review, edit and distribute reports, correspondence, memos, and other communications. Answer and screen phone calls, direct requests to the appropriate team member, and answer questions from a wide variety of internal and external constituencies.

·      Create and maintain an organized information storage and filing system.

·      Collate information required for grant applications.

·      Process payables, requisitions, and reimbursements.

·      Coordinate the appointment of visiting researchers and other Center associates.

·      Manage the Center’s general email inbox.

·      Maintain highly confidential departmental personnel information with unimpeachable integrity.


Please send your resume and cover letter (required) to Victoria Puyat at [email protected]


The GDP Center is a university-wide center at BU. It focuses on policy-oriented research for financial stability, human well-being, and environmental sustainability across the globe. To learn more about the GDP Center, please visit


Boston University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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