Under minimal supervision, the Executive Assistant to the Dean provides advanced administrative support and communications on behalf of the Dean. S/he will handle complex and confidential situations and requests and serve in a highly visible capacity as a resource for the Dean and his/her leadership team. S/he will oversee daily operations of the office, evaluating workflow and productivity and providing direction and guidance to office staff, with primary responsibility for providing expert support to the Dean. Produces and drafts reports and other complex documents and materials for distribution on behalf of the Dean, including proofreading and editing, and designing layout and graphics for presentations. Will also gather data, conduct research and draft reports, summaries or material for presentation. S/he will plan and coordinate meetings and special events, including contacting speakers, designing promotional material and coordinating support for speakers and presenters. May also coordinate programs and/or projects for the Dean and College leadership.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred. Minimum of five years of executive support or administrative experience required, preferably in higher education or executive setting. Excellent communication and critical thinking skills, project management ability, and attention to detail required. Must have excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Office Suite (presentation, Outlook email, and spreadsheet software). Individual must have strong organizational, communication (both written and oral), and interpersonal skills. Must be detail-oriented, able to understand complex material to communicate effectively and must be able to work with confidential information and prioritize tasks and demands. Must be able to take initiative and follow through on tasks independently. Must possess a thorough knowledge of professional office procedures, good judgement, discretion, and problem solving skills. Some background in fundraising and/or research would be preferable.
Requisition Number: STFR005305
Internal Number: 60075
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