Executive Assistant I, General

Location
Downers Grove, IL
Posted
Jul 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The position provides support to: DeVry University VP of Enrollment Management & VP of Operations

The position provides a wide range of administration, general support and analytical duties of a highly responsible and confidential nature. The position will have regular exposure to confidential material and requires a great deal of professionalism, discretion and integrity in dealing with internal and external contacts.

    Anticipate the needs and use discretion when setting priorities to keep the leader updated and aware of meetings, agendas, travel, upcoming events, incoming emails and letters, situations relating to the home office, campuses, employees and visitors. Manages the leader's calendar and contact database to schedule meetings, make travel arrangements (airline, car service, rental car, hotel, etc.), order office supplies/equipment, prepare expense statements, pay invoices, reserve and prepare facilities and catering and other miscellaneous business related duties. Act as a liaison between the leader and employees, other departments, clients and all external contacts, by utilizing good judgment in determining when to act independently and when to refer matters for further attention. Prepare high level documentation and advanced correspondence for presentation to the Members of the Board and/or Presidential Cabinet. Schedule and prepare daily business reports for leaders and the applicable departments within the institution Partner with leader to attend key meetings, take notes, and assist with key action items related to meeting topics and takeaways Prepare data and presentations in advance of meetings when applicable Assist in the monitoring of emails and key items for immediate follow up to ensure appropriate prioritization Lead DVU Enhancement Request approval process and acts as a liaison between institutional project management team and IT Reviews Enhancement Request approvals with leader in weekly meetings Handle a wide variety of complex situations and time conflicts involving the business/administrative functions of the office and is responsible for confidential and time sensitive material on a regular basis. Maintains accurate records and files; develops and maintains filing systems to include electronic and hard copy, computer diskette and network systems; ensures filings are in proper format and filed in a timely manner; supplies information upon request. Provide administrative support for other member(s) of the Executive Committee as assigned/directed by leader. Offer support and assistance to other departments and employees as needed for special projects and/or events. Provide CEO of DeVry and their office, documents and information as requested. Completes other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors Degree required but may substitute a combination of education and experience.
  • 5 years executive assistant experience.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other Microsoft applications; Meeting note taking.
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to maintain composure when working under pressure.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to use good judgment and discretion daily as well as when presented with confidential information.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

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