The Department of Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Executive Assistant.
The Executive Assistant will be responsible for providing support for the complex and professional management of the day-to-day activities of the Department Chair, including maintaining and scheduling the Chair's daily calendar related to roles within the School, University, and serving as a liaison with faculty, staff, and students of the department as well as colleagues across the School and University, including alumni and external stakeholders.
The Executive Assistant will coordinate and serve as a key partner in the coordination of CSD activities related to communication, events, and professional development. The incumbent will serve as the main point of contact and staff liaison to key staff and directors in the SHRS Office of Internal and External Relations, including the Executive Director, Director of Development, Director of Communications, and Alumni Relations Coordinator to work as a key departmental partner in the communication and coordination of events related to CSD. The Executive Assistant will be responsible for the organization and planning of department-wide events, retreats, workshops, and support for continuing education activities. The position will require regular communication with the department chair, vice chairs, CSD faculty and staff, and SHRS administration.
Confidentiality, accuracy, and attention to detail are expected for the position. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to be flexible with work assignments and multi-tasking is essential. The position requires exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to manage workflow under tight deadlines.
The incumbent will be expected to be extremely resourceful, professional, and responsive with excellent communication skills, organizational skills, as well as a strong eye for detail. Relevant work experience in operations, process improvement, customer support and training of staff are essential to the position. The incumbent must have the ability to plan, organize, coordinate the various details associated with the position, including providing oversight, planning, and project management.
The position requires strict adherence to confidentiality, the ability to work independently, as well as a key partner to faculty, staff, and represent the office with professionalism. The incumbent should be able to function independently in all of these tasks.
Internal Number: 176969
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