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Executive Assistant

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 31, 2022

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Executive, Other Executive
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Executive Assistant

Job no: 530571
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Business Administration/Management

Department: Office of the President
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Starting at $58,000 per year, commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins

November 14, 2022, open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications must include:
1. A current resume
2. A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications
3. Three professional references. We'll notify you before contacting references at the finalist stage.

The Office of the President is interested in finding the best candidate for the job and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you don't think you meet everyone one of our preferred qualifications - use your application to let us know what excites you about this role and what transferrable skills or other qualities you would bring.
Department Summary

The University of Oregon is a comprehensive public research university committed to exceptional teaching, discovery, and service. We work at a human scale to generate big ideas. As a community of scholars, we help individuals question critically, think logically, reason effectively, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. The President's Office supports the executive leadership of the University of Oregon.
Position Summary

In this position, you will be a crucial part of a professional team responsible for the effective and efficient operations of the President's office, carrying out the mission of the university and the strategic priorities of the President. The EAs in our office provide the foundation of an impactful administrative team.

You will represent the Office of the President regularly to a variety of audiences including visitors, colleagues, students, faculty, elected officials, donors, and members of the public. You'll answer calls, welcome guests, and field a wide variety of questions. It's important that you maintain a deep understanding of the work of the university and the initiatives of the Office of the President to represent the office effectively, and you must understand when to handle issues directly, when to escalate, and to whom.

As a representative of the Office of the President, you'll help create an inclusive and welcoming environment for our diverse campus. The University of Oregon values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and it's expected that every member of the president's staff demonstrates these values in their day-to-day work.

In this role, you'll provide executive support, including scheduling and calendar management, administrative projects, coordinating travel, and processing reimbursements, among other duties, to three members of the President's team.

  • The Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government to Government Relations serves as a senior advisor to the president on the university's government-to-government relationships with Oregon's nine federally recognized tribal governments and to the 43 tribes included in the Residency by Aboriginal Rights program. By providing high-level administrative support to the Assistant Vice President, your work will impact Native American initiatives and organizations across campus.

  • The Senate Secretary and Advisor to the President who serves as the liaison to the University of Oregon Senate. The University Senate is a part of a shared governance model and expresses the faculty's will on academic matters through legislation and policy proposals. Your support for the Senate Secretary will focus on administrative project support, among other duties.

  • The Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) who acts as a liaison between academics and athletics to ensure the academic integrity of the intercollegiate athletics program, promote the well-being of student-athletes, and support institutional oversight. Support for the FAR will include travel assistance, as well as preparation of itineraries and reimbursements, among other duties.

    Under the direction of the administrative manager and as part of a team, you'll also provide direct confidential administrative assistance to the president as needed and directed, including scheduling, correspondence, and travel.

    While there is room for innovation and creativity in this role, there is also a lot of support. You'll be part of a team of EAs and other administrative professionals who can provide guidance, consultation, and subject-matter expertise; you'll work closely with other administrative professionals and teams across campus. In this position, you'll gain insight into the administrative operation of a large and complex organization - a skill set that will benefit you for the rest of your career.

    This position assists and acts in a confidential capacity; the ability to handle confidential material appropriately and maintain an institutional perspective is critical.

    This position reports directly to the Administrative Manager and is eligible for one remote workday per week as determined by staffing levels and needs.
    Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum of three years' experience providing administrative or executive support that includes scheduling and calendar management.
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office programs, and direct experience managing/coordinating a busy calendar using Outlook.
Professional Competencies
  • Excellent computer and software skills, including all MS Office programs, in particular Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe Acrobat.
  • Demonstrated high-level organizational skills with the ability to exercise sound independent judgment, prioritize effectively, and manage time and stress well in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, and time-sensitive environment.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills to produce correspondence, documents, reports, and presentations using impeccable grammar and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to manage stressful, and often confidential, situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Models customer service principles (listening, empathy, patience, respect, responsiveness) and contributes positively to team dynamics.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of skills, education, and experience.
  • Higher education experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Teams.
  • Project management experience coordinating administrative projects.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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