Administrative Assistant – President’s Office

Job description

Responsible for meeting the demands and activities of a multi-faceted college president whose professional life also includes fundraising, teaching, orchestra conducting, scholarly writing, and lecturing.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Activities include, but not limited to assisting the Executive Assistant with: answering phones; scheduling meetings (Google calendar); prioritizing, distributing, and responding to mail; taking dictation; drafting and proofing correspondence.
  • Direct and process, with tact, professionalism, and good judgment, all inquiries and/or requests from students, parents, staff and trustees, as required.
  • Maintain appropriate office filing system, including but not limited to, filing, retrieving and record retention.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • College degree required.
  • Ability to function in a highly charged environment; remains calm under pressure.
  • Must possess superior organizational and administrative skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task with accuracy and proficiency.
  • Strong proficiency in computer skills, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet & Email
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Maintain high level of professionalism, confidentiality, and patience in all circumstances.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Able to sit, stand, use equipment including computer, telephone, copy machines.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, the names of three contact references through at:  

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Posted: 1/26/2018
Application Due: 3/27/2018
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