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Job no: 499504
Department: Farmer School of Business
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Office, Clerical, Administrative Support
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant to the Dean

Job Summary:

The Assistant to the Dean is responsible for overseeing daily administrative operations of the Farmer School of Business (“FSB”) Dean’s Suite;' providing professional administrative support to the Dean. This position requires flexibility, collaboration, and cross training with Assistant to Associate Dean’s position to ensure efficiencies within the office. Serves as a member of the Dean’s Planning Team.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • The Assistant to the Dean is responsible for preparation of internal and external correspondence, including drafting and/or editing original composed responses. The incumbent will have access to information of a highly confidential nature regarding day-to-day operations and strategic planning of FSB, therefore, discretion and privacy in handling this sensitive material is essential. This position will be overseeing operations of the Dean’s office while serving as first point of contact for office visitors, anticipating and acting upon the office needs of the Dean’s staff to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of daily operations; coordinating for the division’s AACSB re-accreditation continuous improvement review (CIR) process, including all communication to the team (travel, lodging, hospitality, etc.); collaborating with the Associate Director of External Relations who will arrange and host key events of key stakeholders for FSB divisional and External Relations, responsible for the Dean’s calendars with importance given to optimization of time; will plan and manage the Dean’s itineraries and travel arrangements: coordinate logistics of schedule while traveling for conferences, development, and external relations visits; provide in-depth support with projects, correspondence and research; manages meetings and contact with internal and external constituents; cross-train with Assistant to the Associate Deans to ensure continuous operations in critical divisional responsibilities and other duties as assigned at the discretion of the Dean; and may be required to work some hosting events occurring on weekends or evenings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree and six years of relevant experience or at least ten years of relevant experience; ability to provide executive support to the Dean in a professional manner and to work regularly with Associate Deans and the Assistant to the Associate Deans; ability to interact effectively with diverse members of the University community and outside constituencies; supervisory skills, knowledge of computer and office applications. Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates with a minimum of five years of executive administrative support for senior level management; excellent verbal/written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical skills; ability to work under pressure; high level of organizational and public relations skills and knowledge of office procedures and protocol; and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment and to respond with precision and accuracy to deadlines having a short duration; research skills; knowledge of Miami University’s systems, including Banner, Buyway, Business Intelligence Database, Page Up and 25Live.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries may be made to Jessica Bathe at

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Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

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Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.


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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin November 24, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 10 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time

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