Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.
The chief of staff is the principal aide and trusted advisor to the president focused on setting operational standards and administrative process that facilitate necessary cross-functional collaboration to advance the mission of the institution. The chief of staff manages the operations and staff of the president's office and provides assistance in dealing with a range of student, faculty, staff, community, and trustee issues. The chief of staff coordinates community and government relations for the president's office; oversees the planning and execution of meetings of the Board of Trustees; manages the agendas of the Executive Leadership Group, Senior Leadership Team, and University Council; and provides guidance to align the work of the Grants Office with the strategies of the University.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong managerial ability. Ability to collect and analyze data and information, draw conclusions, and produce reports and recommendations. Deep knowledge of regional and national governmental bodies and the facility to maximize the institutional benefits of effective government relations for the University. Keen understanding of regional business and community issues, how they affect the University, and the strategic capacity to build synergistic partnerships with local and regional businesses and organizations. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with personnel matters and sensitive information. Working knowledge of policies, operations, and practices in higher education. Ability to represent the President in making decisions that require mature judgment. Expertise in prioritizing workflow, managing resources, and overseeing financial and budget matters. Strong and proven project management competencies. Detail oriented in coordinating activities. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Master’s degree required.
Ten years of experience in higher education, business, government relations or relevant experience required.
Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time, as well as the ability to move about campus. Also requires: the ability to talk and to hear instruction, manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle and reach and occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Requires adequate visual acuity to use computers and to read and write documents. Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.
Experience in an education setting preferred.
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 12 months
Other Number of Months:
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date: 06/07/2021
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: AH00744
To apply, visit https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/2315