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Executive Assistant

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
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Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Executive Assistant

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

This position provides executive level support for both the Director of Administration and Operations and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, and will assume the duties for the Director of Administration and Operations in her/his absence. Responsible for ensuring the efficient day to day functioning of the Office of the Provost. Manages the Provost's and Director of Administration and Operations administrative needs to ensure that their time is effectively allocated and that they have the information/materials needed to advance the priorities of their offices. The Executive Assistant provides a comprehensive range of support services to ensure the overall efficiency of the Provost's Office in a high level and fast-paced environment. The position requires excellent skills in organization, communication, multi-tasking and timely completion of work products.

Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred. Minimum of 3-5 years of administrative experience required, preferably in a higher education or executive setting. Applicant must be a self-motivated worker who can anticipate problems and demonstrate significant independent judgment. Detail oriented; high level of attention to accuracy and completeness required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint). Database and Web skills required.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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