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Executive Assistant

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 5, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Executive Assistant

Job no: 532525

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support

Department: CAS Dean's Office
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $55,000 to $66,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Two positions available

Application Review Begins

September 14, 2023; positions open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please upload:
1. A current resume or CV
2. A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the minimum and preferred qualifications of the position
3. Names and contact information for three professional references.

Department Summary

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the hub of learning, research, and academic excellence at the University of Oregon. With nearly 50 departments and programs representing the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, the high quality of our programs is the main reason why the University of Oregon is one of only 66 top universities in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Our faculty and advisors work directly with students to help them think analytically, question critically, and communicate clearly about how to find solutions to real-world issues in the world we live in. Our staff and managers play critical and dynamic roles in supporting and advancing the academic mission of the University and of CAS.

This position resides in the Dean's Office Administration team in the CAS Dean's Office. It supports the CAS Director of Planning & Facilities and the two Associate Deans for Student Success.

Position Summary

The Executive Assistant (EA) supports the work of one or more executives in the CAS leadership structure. The EA is responsible for a broad set of assignments related to the duties of the leadership they support, and will be required to manage complex issues that accompany advancing the CAS's strategic plans, and the college and university mission. The EA uses independent judgment and decision-making skills to support the work of CAS leadership. The EA provides executive-level administrative support by maintaining calendars; notetaking and meeting preparation on behalf of executives; assisting with communication and information flow (including sensitive and confidential material) including responding to and sending communications on behalf of the executives and, coordinating committee work, projects, programs, and events critical to the mission and work of CAS. The EA is a vital member of the Dean's Office administrative team and must exhibit professionalism, collegiality in a team environment, and the ability to create a welcoming and professional atmosphere.

This person must have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with the ability and commitment to work with individuals from varied backgrounds and with diverse perspectives. This position regularly interacts with CAS faculty, staff, and key university partners including academic leadership in the offices of the President, Provost, Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI), Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS), Enrollment Management, Campus Planning & Facilities Management (CPFM), and other schools and college. The EA must exhibit a high level of sensitivity, confidentiality, and cultural awareness, have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, demonstrate sound judgment, and exercise creative problem-solving. The EA must have or be able to acquire comprehensive knowledge of the University of Oregon, its practices, policies, programs, and personnel.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of experience working with confidential correspondence and information.
  • One year of experience managing schedules and timelines.

    Professional Competencies

  • Excellent, effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational, project management, and time management skills, including attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative, consult resources, and problem-solve in a self-directed manner.
  • Ability to collect, interpret and synthesize information from multiple sources.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or similar scheduling/calendar program), and familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to manage stressful or difficult situations in a calm, constructive, and professional manner, particularly as it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential information.
  • Commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional work experience in higher education.
  • Experience with data entry and/or data management.
  • Experience with complex administrative policies, rules and procedures.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

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

    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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