Executive Assistant, Morgridge College Of Education

Executive Assistant, Morgridge College Of Education

University Of Denver

Executive Assistant, Morgridge College Of Education

Details of the offer

Morgridge College of Education (MCE) is a graduate college dedicated to creating positive change by unleashing the power of learning. The college infuses social justice, diversity and inclusion across its advanced degrees in higher education, teacher preparation, educational leadership and public policy, early childhood special education, counseling psychology, research methods, and library & information science. MCEs mission is to be a force for positive change in the lives of individuals, organizations and communities by preparing highly competent, socially responsible, ethical and caring professionals; engaging in learning partnerships; contributing high-quality research; and modeling excellence in all of our educational programs.

Position Summary

This Executive Assistant position is responsible for supporting the Dean by managing a demanding schedule, arranging travel itineraries, overseeing various components of the Deans Suite operation, providing administrative support to various committees and working with a great latitude of discretion. This position serves as an initial point of contact for a variety of constituencies and offers a natural liaison to those groups. The person in this position must respond effectively to questions and concerns raised by the central administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. It will be vital that the person assuming these responsibilities has the ability to vet all forms of correspondence and ensure timely follow­ up by the appropriate member of the leadership team. The Executive Assistant will provide support for all functions for which the Dean of the Morgridge College of Education has responsibility. The person will assist the Dean on various MCE committees by tracking priority issues, managing the development of agenda items, attending meetings, and writing minutes. The Executive Assistant may be called upon to write and produce summaries and reports on various topics for distribution to a broad range of audiences.

Essential Functions

- Oversee various aspects of the Dean's Office operation and provide supervision of student employees.
- Manage work-flow in support of Dean, particularly various incoming forms of correspondence (e.g. email, text, documents), to ensure appropriate and timely follow-up.
- Coordinate multiple schedules and calendars.
- Support the Dean on various MCE and institutional committees and meetings.
- Suggest/track agenda topics, attend meetings, and write/edit minutes.
- Respond effectively and in a timely manner to questions and concerns raised by University leadership and the broad set of MCE constituents.
- Provide research and writing support for the Dean.
- Manage special projects as assigned.
- Supervise student employees.
- Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
- Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, executive and senior leadership, and external partners and donors.
- Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving, with strong decision-making capability.
- Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be effective independently.
- Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible, responsive and resourceful in a fast-paced environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge and ability to effectively engage individuals from broadly diverse communities.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to be adaptable to various competing demands and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
- Ability to be a forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks solutions and options for consideration by leadership.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and Word.
- Ability to multi-task routinely.
- Proven writing and editing skills.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 3 years of progressively responsible administrative office management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

- 5 years of progressively responsible administrative and office management experience.
- Previous experience in providing administrative support at the executive level.
- Experience in higher education.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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