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Executive Assistant to the President

Lindenwood University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 14, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Executive, Chancellors & Presidents, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Job Title: Executive Assistant to the President

Division: President’s Office

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: President

Positions Supervised: Administrative Assistant II

Job Summary

The executive assistant is responsible for providing advanced administrative support to the office of the president by preparing and distributing executive communications, greeting visitors, assisting with daily operations, and creating a friendly and professional environment.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution
  • Provides high-level administrative support to the office of the president
  • Oversees planning and execution of executive-level meetings and special events for the Board of Trustees, President’s Council, Cabinet, President’s Equity and Inclusion Council, and Strategy Team, including webinars and town halls
  • Takes and distributes meeting minutes
  • Provides excellent customer service during all interactions
  • Manages detailed day-to-day office operations
  • Manages all aspects of new Board of Trustees members’ orientation
  • Serves as software administrator and trainer for Director’s Desk (Lindenwood’s board management software)
  • Manages budget for President’s Office, General Counsel, Strategy & Innovation, Board of Trustees, and LindenGiving
  • Conducts all financial transactions and recordkeeping responsibilities
  • Assists with gathering of Higher Learning Commission (HLC) evidence
  • Generates and prepares reports and presentations as requested
  • Plans travel, lodging, and transportation for president and University visitors
  • Coordinates all tasks related to process of exiting employees
Service Excellence
  • Serves as a liaison between the President’s Office and all campus constituents
  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration
  • Prepares President’s calendar and briefing materials daily
  • Works with students to resolve complaints
  • Collaborates with Advancement and Communications to prepare donor acknowledgements
  • Prepares, edits, and distributes executive communications
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in providing executive administrative support
  • Completion of vaccination status survey and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of hire.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with board members, faculty, staff, colleagues, students, and the community
  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization abilities
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong professional integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to use good judgment and think critically
  • Working knowledge of general office hardware and computer software applications, including the entire Microsoft Office Suite
  • Typing speed of 60+ words per minute
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
  • General office setting
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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