Executive Assistant to the President and Dean of
Brooklyn Law School
REPORTS TO: President and Dean
STATUS: Full-time, Exempt
RANGE: $68,000 – $75,000
SUMMARY: Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School is a
distinguished, independent law school located in Downtown Brooklyn,
New York. The Law School is searching for an Executive Assistant to
the President and Dean of the Law School. The Law School’s size,
vibrant employee and student population, and commitment to training
the next generation of lawyers and promoting social justice, will
offer a candidate the opportunity to develop and diversify
practical skills and participate firsthand in operating a
successful educational institution. This highly visible position
supports the Dean in the daily management of the office.
The Executive Assistant is a member of a team that supports the
Deans’ suite of administrators and the rest of the Law School
community. The Executive Assistant should enjoy engaging with
staff, students, faculty, trustees, and other constituents. The
Executive Assistant must also be detail-oriented, a self-starter,
and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Ability to
handle many competing requests with timeliness, accuracy, good
humor, discretion, and professionalism is essential.
The Executive Assistant organizes and performs administrative
work delegated by the Dean and may serve as backup to the other
executive assistants who work in the Dean’s suite for other
administrative officers. The Executive Assistant manages the Dean’s
high-volume schedule, ensuring that all necessary logistical and
travel arrangements are completed, and that all necessary briefing
materials are provided in a timely manner. The executive assistant
screens and routes correspondence and calls; provides
administrative support for select events and works closely with
executive assistants of other senior officers of Law School.
The Executive Assistant must understand the need for and
maintain confidentiality and discretion. The Executive Assistant
must be able to quickly grasp the content of meetings and
correspondence, and deal knowledgeably, confidently, and
effectively with colleagues, visitors, and guests. Accuracy,
attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and follow
through on tasks are critical.
• Associate degree
• A minimum of five years of progressively responsible
experience in providing administrative support to a senior
executive at a comparable organization.
• Experience in an academic setting is strongly preferred.
• Prior experience in calendar management for an executive or
• Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication
skills including the ability to collect, synthesize, and summarize
• The ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced
environment and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity and an inclusive
working and learning environment.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel,
and PowerPoint, Outlook, and various virtual meeting platforms such
• Experience working in higher education is strongly
This is an exempt position requiring the time commitment
necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. It is
generally an in-person position, unless otherwise agreed to by the
Dean. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, 40
hours/week. Additional hours, including occasional evenings and
weekends may be required, depending on the needs of the Law
Brooklyn law school has an excellent benefits package that
includes sick, personal and vacation paid time off, a generous
retirement plan, dependent tuition scholarship Pre K- undergraduate
college and additional summer Friday PTO.
Brooklyn Law School is an equal opportunity employer.
It is the policy of Brooklyn
Law School not to discriminate against any employee or applicant
for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status or
any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local
law. Brooklyn Law School values a diverse and vibrant community and
affirmatively encourages applications from candidates of all
backgrounds and life experiences.