Executive Assistant to the President

Job description

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for staff members to contribute their talents to our campus community. W&J seeks to create a transformative learning experience for its increasingly diverse student body, and bolster an inclusive environment in which everyone's voice is heard and appreciated, and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding.

Are you an impact player?  Are you a self-starter?  Do you thrive in a supportive role?  Can you plan and prioritize your day without being micro-managed?  Do you pride yourself on doing what is right, not what is easy?  If so we would like to talk with you about the Executive Assistant to the President role at W&J College.

The ideal candidate will play a key role in the institution by independently managing all of the daily operations of the President's office and providing high-level administrative support, performing and/or following through on all administrative functions of the office in a professional, efficient manner and serves as the link between the Board of Trustees, the College and the community.   This role is expected to act proactively and without much supervision, anticipating needs and following through.


  • Coordinate executive communications.
  • Establish objectives; determine priorities; manage time; gain cooperation of others; monitor progress; problem-solving; make adjustments to plans.
  • Prepares reports, presentations, maintains files, records, and correspondence for meetings.

Executive Assistant Qualifications:

  • Self-directed and ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to anticipate needs of the President.
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum of 4+ years of experience as an Executive Assistant. 
  • Able to concentrate on multiple issues/tasks at once.

If you are a problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and deadlines while embracing a new challenge every day; then the Executive Assistant role is for you. As a W&J employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs which includes a premium-free health plan, excellent retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs.

Application Instructions Apply for this job at https://washjeff.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Please submit a cover letter and resume. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.





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Job No: 1025408
Posted: 3/14/2019
Application Due: 5/12/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary