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Executive Assistant to the President

Randolph-Macon College
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 16, 2023
  • Randolph-Macon College invites qualified candidates to apply for the Executive Assistant to the President position. Reporting directly to the President, the Executive Assistant to the President works in coordination with the College’s senior leadership team and other management officers along with key trustees, alumni and other College constituents to provide strategic leadership and support consistent with the mission, policies, and best interests of the College.

    Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to the following :
  • Serves as a Member of and principal staff for the President’s Cabinet, the primary leadership team at the College.
  • Serves as a key and confidential advisor to the President and the President’s senior leadership team. Provides leadership in internal and external meetings and discussions, supporting and/or representing the President.
  • Provides leadership in strategic planning, policy and budget initiatives and represents the President on key administrative boards, groups, and committees.
  • Establishes priorities and agendas, research issues of importance and sensitivity, and produces and reviews briefing materials. Drafts documents for the President on significant matters.
  • Responsible for managing President’s Office and key College-wide communications, including strategy and drafting of speeches, remarks, correspondence, and communication of all types.
  • Provides leadership on special and unique assignments. Responds to associated issues and needs. Makes periodic reports to the President as to their status.
  • Serves as a staff liaison to the College Board of Trustees and as the primary staff liaison to the Board of Trustees Committee on Trustees.
  • Serves as the liaison to College general counsel.
  • Provides strategic leadership on government relations at the local, state and national levels and on public policy and higher education issues affecting the College.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Five years’ experience in a senior level administrative capacity required. Experience in higher education administration preferred.
  • Strong demonstrated leadership skills with highly effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, parents and families, co-workers, faculty and staff members, senior-administrative personnel, trustees, alumni, and the public in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Position requires an extraordinarily high level of trust and confidentiality and requires an individual who is able and willing to work hours beyond the regularly scheduled workday.
Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon has approximately 1500 students and is located in Ashland, VA, a residential community 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington D.C. Randolph-Macon College, an equal opportunity employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented populations.

To apply: Please complete an online application at to include uploading a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references addressed to: Sharon Jackson, Director of Human Resources. Screening of applications will begin immediately and until the position is filled.

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