Executive Assistant to the Director of the Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward's University

Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward's University in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 23, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


 Executive Assistant to the Director of the Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas

Provide comprehensive assistance and support to the Kozmetsky Center Director to plan and execute a wide variety of Kozmetsky Center activities. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; comprehensive benefits package included


     - Provide highly skilled office managerial and executive administrative support to the Director of the Kozmetsky Center

      -Serve as office manager overseeing daily functioning of the Kozmetsky Center (scheduling, phone/email correspondence, budgeting, etc.)

      -Support the Director in managing meetings, symposia and all other functions of the Kozmetsky Center in a dynamic international setting

      -Coordinate the work of interns efficiently

      -Assist the Director in administering the budget

      -Assist the Director with the development of correspondence and reports for internal and external audiences

      -Coordinate the Directors schedule and calendar to ensure that all meetings and events achieve their strategic goals

      -Support the Director serving as a member of external boards and community and international organizations

      -Coordinate the activities of the Center with the University and broader community

      -Provide skilled support in arranging travel, visas, and arrangements for international visitors/programs; efficiently and reliably manage all travel details for visitors to the Center

     - Assist the Chair with preparing competitive grant applications and soliciting external funding

      -Assist in managing a high quality website and effectively manage the Centers media and promotional outreach

     - Provide administrative and travel support for coordinating conferences, events, and educational programs both in the United States and at international sites in collaboration with colleagues based overseas



      Education/Experience: Position requires significant prior overseas professional experience -OR- an advanced degree in a relevant international field; experience in higher education environment desirable; experience managing budgets and excellent writing and computer skills essential; prior knowledge and experience working in senior level professional settings and official protocol management highly desirable; area regional expertise and foreign language fluency highly desirable; prior experience in external fundraising and grant writing highly desirable

      Communication Skills: There is extensive interaction with personnel at all levels of the university, as well as with local and international leaders; exceptional communication skills are required, as well as a high level of professionalism in working with diverse individuals in multiple contexts

      Project Management Skills: Demonstrated success in executive office management; must be highly productive and efficient in managing the daily office tasks for the Center and providing support to the Director in executing events; must be able to contribute to a productive and dynamic international work environment; professionalism in corresponding and interacting with visitors and the community essential; knowledge of budgeting, computers, and excellent writing skills required

      Decisionmaking/Judgment: This position requires sophisticated judgment in setting priorities, organizing work, and deviating from established schedules or procedures to accomplish the strategic goals established by the Center Director; careful attention to detail and capacity to establish priorities in accomplishing goals and priorities established by the Director essential

      Other: A record of integrity, trustworthiness, reliability, and commitment to the values and mission of St. Edwards University essential; commitment to supporting the programs and objectives for the Kozmetsky Center, and demonstrated interest in the substantive global topic areas of concentration for the Center essential; Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required.


About St. Edwards University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edwards University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,800 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edwards emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edwards University and the Kozmetsky Center as we seek to significantly expand our global associations and engagement.

The Kozmetsky Center aims to enrich the intellectual life of St. Edward's University, and to serve as a resource for informing the broader public on critical global issues. The Center seeks to deepen understanding of the complex challenges of an increasingly integrated world. We facilitate interdisciplinary exchanges among experts, students, faculty, and the broader public in a variety of forums. Past speakers have included American and foreign diplomats, policy makers, university scholars, and leaders of the business, non-profit, and cultural communities. The Kozmetsky Center periodically hosts short-term resident visiting scholars and practitioners from the United States and around the world to share their expertise and diverse perspectives with the St. Edwards University community.


How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application online at www.stedwards.applicantpro.com Please attach a letter of interest, resume, and three references and telephone numbers to the application.

Position will remain open until filled. Employment will commence August-September 2014 St. Edwards University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers. Posted: 05/22/14

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at http://www.stedwards.applicantpro.com