Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer

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The Position

Lewis University invites applications for an Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer. We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, self-starter to assist the University and the Office of the CFO at an exciting time in our history.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a skilled executive assistant who wants to support the university as it shifts towards new ways of thinking.  Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing confidential administrative support to the CFO and for managing all aspects of the CFO’s Office, including indirect support to the Board of Trustees and any committees, as required, while managing very confidential material and information.  The Executive Assistant will have the ability to provide high level, priority management and calendar management support to the CFO as well as an understanding of working with senior management, senior volunteers (Boards and/or Committees).  This role also acts as a liaison between the CFO’s office and all other University departments.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at http://www.lewisu.edu


8+ years of experience as an Executive Administrative Assistant.  Must be extremely trustworthy and have an appreciation for confidentiality as well as possess an exceptional level of initiative and energy.  Must possess advanced technical knowledge of the MS Office Suite, particularly Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  Bachelor’s degree from a four year accredited institution preferred. 

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at http://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/3888

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. 




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Job No:
Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 11/16/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills and experience.