Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The School of Nursing Dean's Office has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant to the Dean. Under general direction of the Dean of the University of Washington School of Nursing (UW SoN), the Executive Assistant to the Dean (EA) provides executive assistant and administrative support to the Dean and leadership of the School of Nursing. The EA advises the Dean on current and emerging UW SoN and campus-wide issues; proactively determines what will be needed by the Dean for meetings and events and prepares and coordinates briefing materials for use by the Dean. Working with other staff members, as ; the EA provides the Dean with background on and political nuances of situations.
The UW School of Nursing is a remarkable and vibrant center of teaching, research, and clinical excellence. It has provided educational, policy, and thought leadership to the profession and the nation since it was founded more than 90 years ago. For all of that time, the UW School of Nursing has had an unwavering dedication to serving others through excellence in education, discovery of new knowledge, and improvement of care.
Act as confidential liaison between the Dean and the full range of internal and external stakeholders, as needed.
Liaison with Dean on an on-call basis to accommodate communication including bridging gaps of global time zones to ensure follow-up and results.
Exercise a high degree of judgment in communicating with all parties.
Be alert to situations that require early intervention and attention and determine appropriate response, using independent judgment and discretion, bringing in and collaborating with other decision makers and , as needed.
Manage the Dean's services to numerous professional publications in terms of editorial reviews, editorial board membership, referee roles, to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
Assist the Dean with publication and editorial review management; includes tracking the publishing process and serving as liaison between the publisher, communications staff, and the Dean.
Research, analyze and prepare materials for use by the Dean in resolving complex or sensitive problems.
Manage Dean's email, reviewing all email and routing and/or delegating as appropriate, ensuring Dean is aware of all matters requiring attention.
Independently draft and send email messages from the Dean, as appropriate, using the Dean's voice and style. -
Coordinate communications for the Dean, utilizing sound judgment; drafts and edits documents.
Independently screen and prioritize all correspondence and telephone calls, routing or composing responses as appropriate, making independent judgments and using discretion to determine appropriate response.
Ensure the Dean is fully briefed on agenda items and has received all required supporting materials.
Schedule meetings, coordinate setting of agendas and research and preparation of materials, and ensure follow-up on action items.
Ensure compliance with University rules and regulations while meeting priorities of the Dean.
Manage the maintenance of the Dean's subject files, which serve as the office files of formal record.
Coordinate archiving and disposal of these files.
Coordinate and manage the schedule and priorities of the Acting Dean in the absence of the Dean.
Coordinate VIP visits, high-level receptions and other special events.
Miscellaneous : Perform other duties as required to support the ongoing mission and strategic plans of the School.
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Bachelor's degree and at least five years of executive administrative support experience with a senior executive.
Highly organized with a professional yet accessible demeanor to represent the Dean independently with tact and discretion.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in person, on the phone, and in written communications.
Proven ability to handle sensitive situations and highly confidential information with tact and discretion, diplomacy.
Ability to interact well with persons of diverse backgrounds and at all levels of the University and the community and to interpret and communicate complex policies to others.
Demonstrated skills in writing, proofreading, and communications.
Proven accuracy and attention to detail as well as the ability to work efficiently and meet tight deadlines, and to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to work independently, manage priorities, handle multiple projects, problem solve and exercise good judgment in a dynamic environment.
Ability to work as part of a diverse team.
Demonstrated commitment to achieving and supporting diversity in the workforce.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (examples: WORD, OUTLOOK, EXCEL, PowerPoint; ACCESS).
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's degree in public administration or related field.
Experience in assisting an executive head, in an academic setting, preferably within the University of Washington system.
Knowledge of higher education academic and fundraising structures, processes and protocols.
Strong project and time management skills.
Ability to organize and integrate material from diverse sources.
Knowledge of UW and School of Nursing policies and procedures.
Experience leading process improvement activities, and using techniques and methods, such as LEAN; demonstrated effectiveness managing in a culture of change and transition.
Effective collaboration, facilitation, negotiation and mediation skills.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Typically a 40 hour per week position, 5 days per week in a standard office environment.
To effectively provide discrete and confidential support to the Dean, schedule flexibility and extra hours (including evenings and weekends) may often be required.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds.
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