As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) is a nationally recognized center committed to the belief that all children deserve a schooling experience that builds their agency and self-efficacy, and ultimately leads to limitless futures for them, their families, and their communities. Our organization is dedicated to partnering with courageous leaders in classrooms, schools, and the systems that support them to create cultures of rigorous teaching, learning, and leading. To do this, we offer a variety of evidence-based and research-driven services, all aimed at building teacher and leader capacity, including:oCentral office redesign focused on supporting principals and teachersoInstructional leadership development for principals and their leadership teamsoJob-embedded, content-specific coachingWe are a center within the University of Washington's College of Education (COE). Our office is in Seattle, Washington where the work of our team of 20 faculty and staff members is guided by our shared values of curiosity, collaboration, learning, and integrity. We value the people who make up our team and we are relentless in our pursuit of impact. CEL is a self-sustaining organization through program service fees and grant funding.The Center for Educational Leadership has an outstanding opportunity for a 100% Full-Time Assistant to the Executive Director.Reporting to CEL's Executive Director and working in partnership with the College of Education's Dean's Office, the Assistant to the Director will provide executive-level relationship management, and program and project management support to leadership and across CEL's organization. This is an amazing opportunity for a mission-driven professional who loves being at the hub of an organization playing multiple roles from strategic to tactical, cultivating and maintaining strong relationships both locally and nationally, and being a critical resource for the delivery of CEL's mission and achievement of its vision. Duties & Responsibilities Manage the Executive Director's dynamic and complex calendar and schedule requests, ensuring obligations and deadlines are met, and employing exceptional time management skills and timely, courteous communication to a wide variety of partners, including University colleagues, community members, external funders, and education and government leaders. Provide administrative support to the Executive Director to facilitate the flow of work with internal staff and external partners including developing processes and brainstorming solutions, planning agendas, session logistics, communications, and ensuring meeting and session goals are met. Provide physical and digital document creation support to the Executive Director, including drafting, researching, editing, and producing materials such as reports, handouts, graphics and other visual aids, blogs, presentations, narratives, and general correspondence independently or in coordination with internal staff and external partners. Support and manage the Executive Director's internal and external meetings and conference participation including planning, correspondence, invitations, materials, room and audio/visual logistics, catering and budget needs, greeting guests, processing meeting minutes, managing action items and unresolved issues. Support the development and implementation of various projects and initiatives in a collaborative manner for effective internal communications, including organizational performance and impact data collection, product and service development, and administrative support for CEL's leadership team as time allows. Represent CEL's mission and vision to current and prospective partners and stakeholders, including supporting revenue generating efforts, providing a holistic overview of CEL's products, services, and value propositions to prospective clients. Manage, maintain, and support the rhythm of business, including key events, meetings, and business workflows associated with the University, College of Education, and CEL operations and service delivery. Other duties as assigned. Our office is located in Northgate Plaza at 9709 3rd Ave NE, Suite 505, Seattle, WA 98115. There may be need to travel locally to support meetings and events.Attributes of a Successful Candidate Demonstrated personal commitment to anti-racism work, and a detailed understanding of the challenges and barriers faced by communities because of, and not limited to, race, ethnicity, class, ability, immigration status, gender, and their intersections. Proactive, deadline-driven self-starter who works well independently and on teams. Strong project and program management skills with proven organizational skills that highlight ability to develop, use, and maintain systems to track time limes, milestones, and deliverables. Ability to be flexible in a dynamic environment where there is a sense of shared leadership and responsibility. Takes pride and ownership in producing high-quality work. Brings a sense of curiosity, a bias toward action, a willingness to take risks and celebrate successes.Requirements Bachelor's Degree to include a minimum of three years of experience providing executive-level administrative assistance, managing projects, and supporting team members in a fast-paced office environment with shifting priorities. Relationship management experience with proven ability to provide exceptional service, build positive interactions across a variety of high-level leadership positions, and address complex and sensitive customer service and sales relationship issues. Strong and verifiable computer skills including Microsoft Office 365 suite, iOS operating system, Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, record-keeping, virtual meeting spaces, and digital research. High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google suite including excellent calendaring and email skills using Outlook; strong skills in creating and formatting PowerPoint presentations; ability to create and modify spreadsheets and to produce and edit Word documents. Track record of successfully managing competing priorities using creativity and judgment. The ability to anticipate needs and find creative solutions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven ability to handle confidential with a high level of tact, discretion, and diplomacy. Willingness to work beyond a scheduled 40-hour week including checking email correspondence on the weekends as necessary. Ability to occasionally attend local out-of-office meetings.Desired Knowledge of or interest in a fee for service and/or professional services firm environment. Knowledge of or interest in a university setting. Knowledge of or interest in working with K-12 school systems, state departments of education, and philanthropic organizations. Experience working in an organization with a remote or virtual culture.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.BenefitsAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed
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