Executive Assistant to the President
The Executive Assistant to the President serves as senior professional staff assistant to the President of the University, provides effective management of the Office of the President, and assists and facilitates the functions and responsibilities of the Board of Trustees.
Candidates for the position of Executive Assistant should have a bachelor’s degree as well as progressively responsible administrative experience in a complex organizational environment. Qualified candidates will also possess:
- Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to independently manage details;
- Strong communication and editing skills, both written and oral;
- The ability to anticipate needs, solve problems, and make sound judgments;
- Self-motivation and a high level of energy;
- Flexibility in assuming various roles at the request of the President;
- Tact, discretion, and diplomacy;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Unquestioned personal and professional integrity.
- Initiates, plans, implements, and monitors projects and assignments to provide independent, senior-level administrative and organizational assistance to the President of the University. Ensures a high level of confidentiality related to sensitive information and assumes responsibility for preparation and safekeeping of University and Board documents and many official records.
- Organizes and directs the operations of the President’s Office within the University Community while balancing competing priorities. Maintains timely and effective interactions with all key constituencies, including alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students.
- Oversees and provides assistance for all communications and correspondence in the President’s Office and facilitates a strategic and timely flow of communications with other University offices.
- Plans, coordinates, and facilitates numerous University functions and special events including the annual Commencement ceremony, all-University Convocations, and special celebrations and dedications.
- As Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees, organizes and implements support functions for the Board and its committees including master schedules, meeting arrangements, discussion and program topics, agendas, retreats, orientations, and special functions. Attends all Board and Executive Committee meetings, prepares and retains minutes of all official actions of the Board, and assists in matters such as committee assignments and policy and procedure guidelines.
- Participates as a member of the President’s Cabinet and University committees and, as needed, represents the President’s office with other organizations and entities.
- Other duties as requested by the President.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume and three professional references to:
Illinois Wesleyan University
Sue Milligan, President’s Office
Holmes Hall 205
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Final candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation. Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual harassment and sexual violence policy may be accessed at: http://www.iwu.edu/judicial/handbook/SexualHarassment.html
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