Opening: Operations Coordinator

Monterey, CA - Full Time - Posted June 17, 2022


Summary

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) has been the nation’s premier provider of Homeland Security education since 2002. CHDS is seeking a qualified individual to serve as an Operations Coordinator in support of a national contract. The primary responsibility of an Operations Coordinator (OC) is to provide a wide range of support to the students and faculty of the CHDS’s Executive Leaders Program. The students travel to Monterey, CA from across the country to attend class and the OC is responsible for coordinating all travel and lodging arrangements. The OC also provides on-site support to the students and faculty while class sessions are conducted. The ideal candidate will work with a team to prioritize, organize, and provide operational and logistic support to the faculty and invited guests of the Center. The candidate should be prepared to communicate effectively and efficiently with a wide-variety individuals from various locations. Attention to detail and organizational skills are a must. A successful candidate will have positive customer service skills with the desire to help and assist others.

Responsibilities

• Travel and lodging arrangements • Administrative tasks • Event coordination • Classroom support and planning • Purchase/budget requests • Executive-level communication • Small group public speaking • Duties as assigned

Qualifications

• Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications • Demonstrate excellent verbal/communicative skills • Experience with customer service • Ability to handle multiple tasks • Experience with administrative support • Ability to troubleshoot and efficiently prioritize issues • Demonstrate excellent phone communication skills • Experience with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR) a plus • Experience with WordPress a plus • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to pass a Tier 3 security investigation (equivalent to the level of a Secret clearance) • Possess a current and valid state driver’s license. • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English proficiently. • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills. • Must be able to lift and carry light loads without encountering any physical limitations.

Physical requirement: The OC must be able to lift and carry light loads without encountering any physical limitations. The OC will be expected to be able to set-up and break-down the classrooms for each in-residence session.

Education

Undergraduate degree is preferred or an equivalent of education plus experience.

Experience

Two or more years of customer service, administrative and/or logistics support. Experience in an academic or executive-level setting a plus.

Clearance

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to pass a Tier 3 security investigation (equivalent to the level of a Secret clearance)

Salary Range

Starts at $65,000

Anticipated Start Date

ASAP

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