Assistant to the Dean, College of Informatics

Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

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Working Title Assistant to the Dean, College of Informatics Department College of Informatics Compensation Title Assistant to the Dean Position Number 30000172 Position Status Regular Work Schedule

M-F 8:15-4:30

Work is ordinarily performed in an office environment but may be partially performed remotely depending on health and safety requirements under the COVID -19 pandemic.

Hours per Week 37.5 Months per Year 12 Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University embraces inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.

Purpose of Position

This position provides a critical administrative and management support to the Dean of the College of Informatics, and serves as a liaison between the Dean and other administrative offices on campus, the departments of the college, faculty, staff, students, and community members. This role requires strong organizational skills, problem solving skills, and communication skills.

Primary Responsibilities

Maintain and coordinate the daily and long-range schedule of the dean, using professional judgment in deciding between conflicting events and issues.

Act as a liaison between Dean and internal and external constituents, screen and determine responses to in-person and electronic inquiries, and assist clients, visitors, and donors.

Work closely with Advancement to support Dean’s fundraising, community, alumni, and board activities.

Apprise Dean of priorities and deadlines.

Make travel arrangements and coordinate reimbursements.

Prepare agendas and collect materials for meetings; prepare meeting minutes.

Screen and determine the appropriate response to the dean’s incoming contacts (calls, email, and walk-ins). These contacts often involve confidential and sensitive information.

Order supplies and equipment.

Anticipate and manage key deadlines.

Ensure that important issues are brought expeditiously to the attention of the dean.

Work with office personnel to improve communications and teamwork.

Coordinate special projects.

Establish and maintain an efficient and up-to-date records management system, including computerized records.

Compose and proof letters or memoranda.

Organize and implement procedures to effectively and efficiently complete assignments.

Prepare information needed by the dean.

Work is ordinarily performed in an office environment but may be partially performed remotely depending on health and safety requirements under the COVID -19 pandemic.


Bachelor’s degree plus two years experience required. Experience in higher education, particularly in senior administration, is preferred.

Proficiency in the advanced features of Outlook, Word and Excel is required.

Must be able to work under pressure, balancing multiple tasks.

Ability to handle responsibilities that are confidential and sensitive in nature in a professional manner is essential.

All applicants must fill out an online staff application. Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Application review will begin April 20th.

Minimum Education Bachelor's Degree Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree Minimum Experience 2 years Salary $16.55/hr Pay Grade S68
Requisition Number 2021S1339 Job Open Date 03/28/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Is this an internal only posting? Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you a current NKU employee?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  3. * What related experience in your background would make you a good candidate for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  5. * Why are you interested in this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. References

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