Posting Summary: The Miller Center seeks an EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT for its Director and CEO. The Executive Assistant manages the Director and CEO's travel and meeting schedule, manages and monitors the flow of information and the status of projects, makes travel arrangements and prepares reimbursement requests, performs research, prepares drafts, and performs other duties as assigned. The Executive Assistant also helps manage the Miller Center Governing Council and may serve as Corporate Secretary to the Council and to the Miller Center Foundation Board of Directors, subject to election by both bodies. S/he will:
- Be highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented - Exercise judicious decision making on all fronts - Maintain confidentiality - Exhibit abilities to be flexible, even-keeled under pressure, and consistently professional
In addition to the qualifications listed below, prior work experience in an office environment is required, as is proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Prior experience taking minutes and organizing board meetings is preferred. Knowledge of history, politics, and/or related fields and knowledge of the University of Virginia and of the Washington community are preferred.
This position extends through December 31, 2019, subject to performance. Renewal is possible, subject to performance, availability of funds, and need.
Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2017, but the position is open until filled.
Established in 1975 through a generous gift from entrepreneur and philanthropist Burkett Miller, the Miller Center (millercenter.org) is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy and political history. It strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges. The Miller Center is committed to the examination of significant public policy issues in a manner that encourages civil debate and engagement.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree required
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience in office setting
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience in office setting in higher education, government, policy institution, media, or closely related organization
Experience taking minutes and organizing board meetings
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to be highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented
Ability to exercise judicious decision making on all fronts
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to be flexible, even-keeled under pressure, and consistently professional
Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, with proper grammar and usage
Ability to use appropriate telephone and other communications protocols
Ability to interact appropriately with a range of officials and with an awareness of appropriate protocols
Ability to handle multiple, competing, and simultaneous priorities effectively
Ability to track projects and ensure that requests for information and reports are met on time
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends and to travel overnight, with prior notice
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Washington political community
Knowledge of history, politics, and/or related fields to understand context of the Center's work
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.