The Office of the Provost is looking for an Associate that will support and report to the Sr Vice Provost of Academic Finance and Administration. This position will provide high-level administrative and operational support to the Sr. Vice Provost and will also support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all other activities. The Associate will serve as an integral member of the support team and will function as the frontline liaison for the office, receiving all visitors and interacting with university officers, deans, faculty, staff, students, alumni and key stakeholders. The selected candidate will provide high-level targeted administrative support, managing calendars, assisting with the planning and execution of various complex events, activities and communications.
Characteristic duties include:
Perform responsible administrative staff functions for a designated university official, frequently of a confidential nature, concerning administrative activities of substantial complexity.
Recommend the development of operating policies and procedures, advise and assist administrator in policy and strategy formulation.
Prepare responses to inquiries.
Identify and review problem areas such as staffing levels, operating procedures, budgetary support, etc.
Review and evaluate proposals concerning operational activities of designated units.
Maintain liaison with designated unit directors and administrators, as well as external offices and agencies to insure conformity to external policies and procedures.
Prepare memos, speeches, and position statements, as required.
Represent designated administrator, as needed, with moderate authority to make commitments on administrative policies and procedures.
Assist in the development of budget request and narrative, as required.
Interview and recommend the employment of support staff.
May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need.
Bachelor's degree and three (3) years' experience; -OR- Associate's degree and five (5) years' experience; -OR-seven (7) years' experience. Degree and experience must be in a related field.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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