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Executive Assistant to the Dean of the School of Dentistry, 28670

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Legal Affairs
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Full Time
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Job Description

The UMKC Dental School is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to provide executive assistance for the Dean’s Office. Successful applicants will be positive, student-focused professionals with excellent communication skills, who are known for their interpersonal skills and experience, and respect for working with highly confidential information. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Independent judgment and decision-making plus the ability to know when to ask questions for verification.
  • Confidentiality. Many of the matters of the office deal with issues requiring, by law, student, faculty and staff confidential matters. Discretion, empathy and tact are required.
  • Organizational skills to be able to accurately multi-task the many duties of the position.
  • Management of the dean’s office scheduling.
  • Recording minutes of meetings including faculty council, faculty meetings and other committees as requested by the dean.
  • Working collaboratively with School of Dentistry staff to facilitate efficient, accurate operation of the offices.
  • Arranging/assisting with logistics for School events such as faculty/staff recognition, retirement celebrations, and others as directed.
  • Excellent communication skills in developing official communication on behalf of the Dean’s Office for internal and external audiences.
  • Accuracy and quality-minded work ethic in support of the many and varied tasks required of the Dean’s Office.
  • Management of official documents including the Dean’s Office electronic filing systems.
  • Coordinates and facilitates with searches for faculty and senior administrative staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 or more years administrative experience supporting an executive
  • Experience in higher education
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time


$16.92 - $21.00 per hour, commensurate with experience and education

Application Deadline


Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

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