Executive Assistant to the Chancellor & Chief of Staff

Job Details

UNC Asheville Overview:

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Type:

EHRA Staff


Executive Assistant to the Chancellor & Chief of Staff

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Recruitment Range:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule and Hours:

Typical administrative workload. Typical office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position will require additional hours on evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the Chancellor and the University.

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Months per Year:

12 Months

Position Summary:

The Executive Assistant to the Chancellor provides the highest level administrative support to the Chancellor and the Chief of Staff, the Chancellor’s office, and the Board of Trustees. The Executive Assistant works cooperatively with the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor’s senior leadership team to carry out the University’s mission, strategic goals, and objectives.Responsibilities include highly confidential and complex assignments requiring exposure to sensitive information and contacts. Considerable discretion, judgment, diplomacy, and consistent application of institutional practices and procedures are imperative for success in this role. Ability to handle multiple priorities is required.



Required Education/Experience/Skills:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred. Experience serving a senior administrative officer. Ability to interact effectively with high-level officers and officials.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Minimum of four years of progressively responsible and related work experience in higher education or a related field.
  • Possess highest level of integrity, exemplary oral and written communication skills, and preferably experience in comparable setting.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and racial/ethnic backgrounds of university college students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • The incumbent will have exposure to highly confidential conversations and documents, requiring integrity and an absolute commitment to maintain confidentiality.
  • Exercise independent judgment, sensitivity, and confidentiality in performing the administrative details in coordinating the responsible technical and administrative support functions of the office requiring considerable knowledge and interpretation of University policies and procedures.
  • Highly computer literate and comfortable with acquiring new skills, with specific in-depth proficiency in the MS Office Suite and data and financial systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Ability to work/multi-task under time constraints; flexible at setting and revising priorities, and managing multiple projects.
  • Ability to obtain a thorough working knowledge of the university and its policies.
  • Excellent communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment and discretion, absolute respect for and observance of the need for confidentiality, and flexibility are essential.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Community Expectations
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Application Information
This vacancy is open until filled.
Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

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The University of North Carolina Asheville offers a singular experience for original minds.

We’re the original and only liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. We break down conventions, overcome obstacles, expand horizons. We dare to connect curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, imagination and impact, opportunity and responsibility. When the world looks down, we look up.

We’re a public resource that draws on a deep history to make a profound impact—on our students and on the world. We founded the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Our STEAM Studio helped to produce the largest public art installation ever shown in Times Square. We offer majors and concentrations that re-tool the liberal arts and sciences for new challenges and new opportunities. We live in one of America’s great small cities, a mountain town with wit and grit, with an artist’s eye and an explorer’s heart.

We are the originals. We’re rooted in the Land of the Sky, at the intersection of what’s known and what’s possible. This is an education that’s affordable, adaptive, and endlessly relevant. This is an experience where every path leads to a new vista, where there’s room for every voice, and where the future is a frontier—vast and bright and close enough to touch.

UNC Asheville’s national reputation for empowering human potential is rooted in its unique student-centric public liberal arts and sciences mission. UNC Asheville thrives on close-knit connections among students and their faculty and staff mentors. The University’s 3,300 students are innovative, ethical, creative and resilient leaders who seek to understand complex global challenges and find creative, sustainable solutions that benefit our communities and the world. More than 65 percent of UNC Asheville students conduct applied research alongside faculty experts. UNC Asheville consistently ranks as a national top 10 Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University by U.S. News & World Report, and on its list of Most Innovative Schools. UNC Asheville regularly earns several national top 20 rankings in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 386 Colleges,” including Best Quality of Life, Town-Gown Relations, and UNC Asheville has ranked in the top two nationally for the “Best Schools for Making an Impact,” in The Princeton Review’s “Colleges that Pay You Back.”

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