80% Coordination of Senate Committees: • Provide high-level independent administrative management of Senate governance committees and other University committees that represent faculty, staff, students, and alumni, system-wide. • Serve as liaison between numerous governance committees, the Senate Office and other central and collegiate administrative offices. • Advise chairs and membership of committees and Senate(s) on University policies and procedures, and provide an understanding of the governance structure, its processes, protocols, and committee charges. • Manage, coordinate, and oversee all administrative aspects of the committees, advise chairs and committee membership, develop agendas, draft correspondence and memoranda, draft committee minutes, reports, statements/motions, and policies for approval, generate and implement ideas/agendas for committee retreats, implement election processes, research/compile materials and analyze/interpret data for committees. • Problem-solve and present recommendations for solutions.
10% Committee Administrative Work: • Manage the administrative detail of the work of the committees to include: scheduling rooms, maintaining listservs, attending and assisting at University Senate meetings, planning, managing and developing committee budgets (as needed) for annual retreats and/or other activities outside of the routine meetings.
10% Other Duties as Assigned: • Manage projects or perform duties as assigned by director, such as implementing the Senate Office’s annual initiatives and priorities and representing the office on director’s behalf.
This is a 100%, 12 month position with benefits.
Salary range - $52,000 - $55,000
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • BA/BS degree and four (4) years of relevant professional administrative experience or a combination of education and relevant professional administrative experience to total at least eight (8) years. • Experience must include at least three (3) years of relevant professional administrative experience. • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor’s degree with at least five years’ experience in a professional administrative position at the University of Minnesota or another complex organization. • Familiarity with University of Minnesota and its policies and procedures. • Experience with databases; Drupal Lite; Adobe InDesign and Photoshop; and Sales Force Marketing Cloud. • Politically astute and strong sense of professionalism and diplomacy • Experience interacting with diverse constituent groups • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team • Outstanding attention to detail • Able to synthesize complex discussions, anticipate and solve highly varied and complex issues ad situations, and able to establish and meet deadlines • Possess a positive attitude and leadership style characterized by a commitment to diversity, ethical practices, and respectful collaboration
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