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Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Job Description, Requirements, & Additional Information:
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a 12-month, full-time, on-campus administrative appointment reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty (VPAA/Dean).

Central College seeks a dynamic, detailed-oriented Executive Assistant to support the work of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.  The successful candidate will provide professional high-level support and broadly oversee operational and administrative details related to all academic departments under supervision of the VPAA/Dean. The Executive Assistant works collaboratively with the VPAA/Dean and the academic leadership team creating a work environment to support the success of faculty and staff within academic affairs.

  • Provide direct administrative support for VPAA/Dean for matters related to Board of Trustees committees and meetings.
  • Provide executive level assistance for all matters related to personnel review including tenure and promotion.
  • Provide administrative support for the VPAA/Dean office budget.
  • Provide direct administrative support for hiring faculty and staff in academic affairs.
  • Provide general administrative support for the VPAA/Dean, including calendar and correspondence.
  • Oversee planning for May commencement.
  • Quickly gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of Faculty governance, tenure and promotion, faculty and employee policies.
  • Prepare reimbursement requests.
  • Serve as liaison to various areas of campus and attend meetings as requested.
QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree (preferred) with at least two years of experience working in a related position (5 years preferred). The executive assistant must possess the interpersonal skills to maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of constituents. Demonstrated planning and organizational skills, proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint as well as Microsoft Teams and/or Zoom. Experience with completing work within deadlines with complete confidentiality is required.

Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin 3 March and continue until the position is filled. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background check. Please submit the following materials online:
  1. a letter of interest relating your qualifications for the position;
  2. an updated resume;
  3. names and contact information of three references;
  4. a completed College employment application form.