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Job no: 500724
Department: Education Health & Society College
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant to the Dean

Job Summary:
The Assistant to the Dean will manage the Dean’s calendar, coordinate divisional events, conduct research in order to prepare briefing materials, coordinate travel, manage the Dean’s tasks, supervise Dean’s Office administrative staff and coordinate confidential and sensitive communications among EHS units and university administration. This position works closely with several university and college units including, but not limited to, Alumni Relations and Advancement, Operations, Human Resources and Academic Personnel. This position assists the Dean with special projects, as needed, and facilitates assignments, activities and appointments between the Dean and the Dean’s Office and Dean’s direct reports.

Duties/Physical Demands:
The Assistant to the Dean will:

  • Manage the Dean's calendar and functions as a gatekeeper to assure prioritization of the Dean’s time. Arrange all appointments and meetings. Arrange all travel itineraries and schedule related appointments, which typically includes 150+ appointments per month and travel between 2-4 times per month. Understands the College’s goals and priorities of the dean, in order to prioritize issues and schedule according to urgency.
  • Directs the daily administrative operations of the Dean’s office; functions as a work leader to direct and oversee assignments for the Dean’s office administrative support staff and student employees.
  • Makes and maintains high-level contacts of a sensitive nature regarding routine & non-routine issues internally and externally requiring a high degree of discretion and diplomacy and time sensitivity.
  • ​Manages multiple tasks with competing deadlines. Responds to routine & non-routine inquiries regarding college and campus operations, policies and procedures. Forwards situations and issues presented by staff, faculty and external constituents to appropriate staff members for resolution.
  • Drafts briefing documents for the Dean as well as correspondence and works on other communications projects. Collects and prepares information for use in meetings of EHS leadership and external individuals.
  • Develops and manages a database of contacts and a project management system for initiatives and assignments in the Dean’s Office.
  • Responsible for overseeing the EHS Faculty and Staff Lounge in McGuffey Hall, including managing purchase of supplies, developing a communication strategy to engage EHS constituencies in the space, and coordinating with appropriate Associate Dean on facilities upkeep.
  • Records minutes or notes of meetings as required.
  • Creates PowerPoint presentations for EHS community meetings as well as other meetings as needed.
  • Functions as a resource to support staff; provides coaching and training to ensure situations and issues are appropriately managed as well as forwarded to appropriate staff members for resolution.
  • Coordinates events that are on behalf of the Dean, including organizing EHS community meetings, EHS advisory council meetings, and Dean’s Student Leadership Council meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with minimum of 3 years professional experience or associate's degree with a minimum of 5 years professional experience or high school diploma with 7 years of professional experience in a relevant position and field.
  • Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, organizational development, or legal issues. Previous experience serving in a high-level administrative support role, including responsibility for managing a busy schedule and making travel arrangements. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Must be able to work effectively and comfortably with various constituencies, including faculty, staff, students and other administrative support personnel both inside and outside the university.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter and resume. Inquiries may be directed to Jessica Williamson at 

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications will begin September 9, 2022 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: 26 Aug 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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