Secretary of the University and of the Board of Trustees

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Secretary of the University and of the Board of Trustees



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Board of Trustees


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Advertised Minimum Salary :

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Advertised Salary Range:

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

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Full Time

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Normal work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm, with one hour for lunch. Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule as needed in support of Board and University events and/or meetings.

Type of Staff Position:

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

Basis :

12 months

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Other Professional

Benefit Eligibility Type:

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

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Advertised Job Summary:

The University of South Carolina is accepting applications for The Secretary of the University and of the Board of Trustees. The Secretary serves at the will of the Board of Trustees and is one of the principal officers of the University, acting as the official liaison between the Board of Trustees and the University’s administrative officers, faculty, staff, and students. The Secretary serves as the coordinator of the Board and its members for all official functions and activities of the Board or with which the Board is involved. The Secretary is the officer of the Board with whom the authority resides for signing contracts and agreements that are binding on the University.

The Secretary maintains the operational and administrative mechanisms of the Board and the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, so that the Board may focus on its fiduciary duties, its governance functions, and its strategic role to the University of South Carolina System.

The Secretary offers strategic advice to the Board’s Chair, Vice Chair, and Committee Chairs, at the request of those officers.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions):

A Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant experience in administrative service, public administration, or business management.

Preferred Qualifications:

A master’s degree and knowledge and understanding of higher education, based on 10 or more years as an employee of a college, university, or university system. Knowledge and understanding of flagship universities as well as university systems. Knowledge and understanding of university and/or corporate governance. A track record of researching and applying best practices in governance. A track record of guiding others in accomplishing organizational goals, building strategic partnerships, and facilitating change. The ability to communicate conflicting points of view with the objective of building mutual understanding. Ability to ensure adherence to law, policy, or other standards.


Strong leadership skills and the ability to build trust and confidence with a broad range of constituencies. Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as highly developed organizational, leadership, and mentoring skills. Significant analytical skills and strategic thinking are required. Sound judgment and independence are essential in the performance of duties as are personal and professional integrity, tact, discretion, diplomacy, and the ability to take the initiative when necessary. Technological dexterity, for the maintenance of records and communication of information to the Board and the public. Proven success in pursuing continual improvement at the organizational level.

Superior skills in written and verbal communication. A proven record of authoring formal correspondence and reports.

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by March 5, 2021.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.




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Posted: 2/24/2021
Application Due: 3/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time