The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit at Indiana University Bloomington. It is composed of 40+ departments, 50+ Centers, Programs, and Institutes, while also including the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design, the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, and The Media School. Faculty in the College teach over 50 percent of the Indiana University (Bloomington) credit hours and the College occupies about 1.3 million square feet of space in 80+ buildings on the Bloomington campus.
The College values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core strength and essential element in the success of its educational mission.
Serves as Executive Assistant to the Executive Dean of IU's College of Arts and Sciences, and as such, engages and liaises with various university offices and departments, chairs, directors, faculty, key (VIP) constituents, staff, as well as students, parents, other members of the IU community, and the public.
Exercises judgment, discretion, and maintains the highest degree of confidentiality in referring inquiries, resolving problems, and researching requests for information.
Manages the Executive Dean's calendar. Briefs Executive Dean on all appointments and meetings. Initiates meeting summaries.
Screens all correspondence; initiates response on behalf of the dean, or refers to other administrators where appropriate.
Prepares communications to the dean's staff and ensure deadlines are met.
Researches and develops preparatory materials for each of the Dean's meetings.
Coordinates annual conferences and monthly meetings with chairs and directors; researches agenda issues and develops agendas.
Serves as primary point of contact to the executive dean with other deans, chairs, directors, College faculty, staff, IU leadership, and the general public.
Serves as a member of the administrative leadership team which entails providing coordination, direction and consultation with other senior leaders of the College, as well as staff, faculty chairs, and others on matters of interest to the Executive Dean.
Plans, directs and implements programs, and events for the Executive Dean's Office, including communication and the creation of materials to support these events.
Requires high level, focused and complex planning, coordination, communication, timeline establishment and adherence.
Responsible for successfully overseeing and tracking College-initiated projects from start to finish.
Leads and executes special projects. Performs necessary research, gathers and prepares data, performs preliminary analysis and provides recommendations. Researches policies and procedures on a broad range of topics at other Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions; analyzes material and summarizes in report to the Executive Dean.
Oversees the annual faculty tenure review process for the College and coordinates the annual review of chairs and directors. Analyzes dossiers and assigns to appropriate review committee personnel. Reviews each dossier to ensure compliance with university, campus, and college policies. Provides expert advice to department chairs, tenure candidates, the Dean, and the College Tenure Committee on policies and procedures. Attends all meetings and writes executive case summaries for the dean. Coordinates appeals, assists dean with grievances.
Bachelor's degree and two years in a related field.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Excellent communication skills. Highest degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrated commitment to quality. Flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Willing to acquire and learn new knowledge. Dependable. Cares about attention to detail. Demonstrated high level of accuracy, even under pressure.
Five years of experience in academic administration. Sound, independent judgment and critical decision making ability, along with the ability to be flexible and manage competing priorities based on the scale of the projects and initiatives underway in the Executive Dean's Office. Ability to understand the delicate nature of confidential issues.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.