The Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees is integral to the governance systems of the College. Responsibilities include planning and crafting schedules for three Board meetings per year, compiling Board materials, attending to event details, facilitating communications with the Board, and implementing best practices related to Board governance. In addition to working closely with Trustees, this person is centrally involved with the work of the President’s Office, supervising staff and working directly with the President and the staff team to advance the mission of the College. This position reports to the Vice President and Chief of Staff.
This is a full-time year-round position. Desired Start Date: October 1, 2019.
Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of related experience. Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral; exceptional organizational and managerial skills; high productivity and accuracy in details; and strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, website management). Discretion and political acumen are essential. Preferred: Master’s degree and previous experience working in higher education. Knowledge of governing boards and experience with trustees or directors.
What Carleton College has for you: We offer a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a Health Savings Account with college contribution, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays, as well as access to many other campus amenities.
Carleton is a private liberal arts residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Carleton is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 40 miles south of the Twin Cities. Northfield is a short commute from the metro that offers an interesting alternative to working in corporate America.
If you are in need of assistance with the application process or have questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 507-222-7471.
Additional Salary Information: Salary offer is dependent on qualifications.
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.
Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.
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