Office of the Vice President for Research
Executive Assistant to Vice President of Research
$57,000 - $80,000
Pay rates at Syracuse University are based on a combination of
factors including, but not limited to, the job responsibilities;
the candidate’s education, training, work experience and key
competencies; the university’s strategic priorities; internal peer
equity; applicable federal, state, local laws, grant funding and
contractual requisites; and external market analyses.
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Research ( VPR )
provides executive-level administrative support and represents the
Vice President for Research using highly developed professionalism
and exercising independent judgement. This position interacts with
all levels of the University community as well as external
academic, government, research, and business organizations. The
position will independently prioritize and handle various tasks and
responsibilities, including sensitive and confidential issues,
using highly developed independent judgement, written and oral
communication skills, computer skills, and the ability to
Job Specific Qualifications
- A Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience is required.
- Experience working in higher education is preferred.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize,
multi-task and collaborate effectively as well as the ability to
work independently are required.
- Strong attention to detail and excellent verbal and written
communication skills as well as expertise in Microsoft Office
programs and the ability to quickly learn new computer applications
- Extensive organizational understanding and knowledge of
University policies and procedures are preferred.
- Provide executive-level and comprehensive administrative
support and assistance to the VPR and serve as the initial point of
contact and liaison with all levels of the University community as
well as external contacts.
- Proactively manage the VPR¿s schedule to accommodate the needs
of the VPR as well as those requesting meetings with the VPR .
- Compose and edit correspondence for the VPR ; organize and
maintain all electronic and paper files.
- Prepare agendas and materials for meetings.
- Prepare reports/communications for relevant meetings and
- Evaluate and resolve issues and problems, which are sometimes
sensitive and confidential, independently where applicable;
formulate and execute solutions, consulting with the VPR when
- Coordinate, manage and arrange travel for the VPR .
- Prioritize tasks and projects to ensure deadlines are met.
- Respond to inquiries and requests and provide advice and
assistance, in consultation with the VPR, to ensure exemplary
customer service is provide to the University community.
- Maintain an organized system of tracking and monitoring
progress on projects and requests to ensure deadlines are met.
- Assist the VPR with special projects
- Other duties as assigned.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university
with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an
undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York
State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history,
Syracuse University offers a quintessential college
The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a
pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200
majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges;
nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than
a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student
population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more
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About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center
of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York
City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The
area offers a low cost of living and provides many social,
cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums,
festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping
venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of
seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and
snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites,
visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails
along the Erie Canal.
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action
institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment
based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national
origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability,
sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran
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extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers
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Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the
military-connected community through its educational programs,
community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II,
Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to
our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse
University into the national research institution it is today. The
University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this
historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives
focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the
post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to
position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military
veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family
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which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social
activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life
reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The
University community recognizes and values the many similarities
and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are
committed to preparing students to understand, live among,
appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world
made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds,
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identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community
that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and
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