Department: Law School External Relations Staff Full-Time Job IRC#27519
Job Description: The Executive Assistant will provide both general administrative operations support and project-specific support to an organization that is responsible for donor outreach and development, community engagement, alumni relations, events, publicity, marketing and all external relations. Maintains confidentiality and uses tact/diplomacy on a regular basis. Team work and collaboration with all areas of the law school and university are essential. Supervision received: works under general supervision of Development and External Relations Support Supervisor. Is expected to demonstrate initiative, dependability, and accuracy. Will be working on multiple events concurrently, with multiple project managers. Supervision exercised: may supervise work-study students and event volunteers.
Duties and Responsibilities: The responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
General office support for the Law School External Relations department
Ensure coverage of phones during office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monitor generic departmental email accounts and direct messages to appropriate law school or university department
Assist with department budget review process by preparing reports and initiating corrective actions when needed
Assist with the scheduling of department meetings, provide agenda, document action items for follow-up
Process invoices and expense reimbursement documents
Process university credit cards and charge cards (One Card)
Assist with the development, periodic review and update of the department website
Coordinate update of the electronic bulletin board located in Law School buildings
Maintain inventory of all physical and electronic office files and keep updated on a regular and consistent basis
Ensure proper maintenance and functioning of office equipment
Maintain inventory of office supplies and re-order supplies as needed
Order office stationary, envelopes, business cards, badges as needed
Coordinate copying, mailing, filing, as needed
Coordinate mail pick-up for organization
Update staff contact information with UR and Law School as needed
Maintain and coordinate periodic purge of organization storage area
Data Management and Maintenance: Enters data into Event Management System, providing administrative support and database management for event-related activities.
Alumni metrics and data analysis: Social Media Engagement (LinkedIn, Facebook etc.); Email Open Rates; Email Addresses; Events; Attendance; Costs; Regions; Volunteers; Sponsorships; Participation; Philanthropy & Stewardship Data Management and Support
Review all department returned mail/email to update Advance
Perform research to locate/revise contact information in Advance
Update Advance with new/revised contact information
Assist in maintaining AALS faculty lists (for marketing mailings)
Assist in maintaining contact information for local judges
Coordinate update of student email lists from Registrar each semester
Generate Advance reports for specific constituencies
Assist with development of invitation/mailing lists for various events/publications
Support Dean's Office in Alumni/Community/Donor Outreach
Schedule meetings with individuals to meet with the Dean
Coordinate with Dean's Office on attendance at specific events
Synchronize travel arrangements for Dean/External Relations personnel
Arrange/coordinate flight, hotel and ground transportation for travelers
Document travel itinerary with locations/maps/meeting confirmation
Provide donor prospect briefing, if applicable.
Assist with the coordination of photo shoots for publications
Assist with the coordination of receiving final receipts and review of vendor quotes for various activities
Provide system data updates for MyPostings or Blue Hornet
Process life insurance premium payments Other projects, as assigned and prioritized, to assist department members with correspondence, meeting management, training, understanding policies and procedures
High school degree required; bachelor's degree preferred
Three years general office experience required; high degree of external contact preferred
Strong computer skills for spreadsheet reporting, database maintenance, web design and maintenance required: oMinimum of intermediate-to-high achievement with Word, Excel and all Google programs. (Skills testing will be performed by Human Resources) oDemonstrated database management skills, including basic-intermediate report writing skills and the ability to transform data into management-level information reports
Ability to independently prioritize workload effectively to meet deadlines
Extremely high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to proactively communicate potential problems or new solutions for all aspects of office operations
Strong written and verbal skills, particularly telephone etiquette and the ability to draft and edit correspondence
Ability to handle confidential information, maintain strict confidentiality, and exhibit good judgment in dealing with administrators, faculty, students, staff, and external constituents.
Ability to work in a busy, fast paced office environment with a high degree of calm, confidence, and professionalism
Ability to flex work hours to work evenings or week-ends, as needed
Valid driver's license and ability to drive to offsite event venues, as needed Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Salary: $18.16 - $21.00 per hour; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Open until filled
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
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