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Special Assistant to the President

Company: Lincoln Memorial University
Location: Harrogate
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Position Details
Position Title Special Assistant to the President Department PRESIDENT Position Category Staff Full Time Job Description The Assistant to the President reports directly to the President. The Assistant to the President shall serve as advisor to the President and perform work of broad scope and complexity under the direction of the President. The Assistant to the President works closely with the President in support of initiatives that require specific follow-up and handles special projects as assigned by the President. To coordinate and facilitate events and activities as directed by the President. Provides support to further the strategic agenda of the President and the University.
Required Qualifications earned advanced academic or first professional degree; *experience working in an environment that requires discretion, sound judgment, and confidentiality; *proactive and self-motivated; *ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to collaborate with other members of the team; *organizational skills and attention to detail; *ability to manage multiple tasks in a high performing professional, fast-paced work environment; *willing and able to work some evenings and weekends; *able to travel when required by the position.
Preferred Qualifications earned JD and/or applicable Masters degree *successful experience in higher education; *experience in a professional work environment; *experience in an educational setting that includes professional and graduate programs.
Physical Demands Campus Harrogate
Job Duty

Job Duty promote the mission of Lincoln Memorial University to all faculty, staff, students and to the community at large;
Job Duty promote effective and collaborative working relationships among faculty, staff, students and peers;
Job Duty conduct administrative oversight for University departments at the direction of the President, including supervision of departmental operations, employment evaluations, and finances;
Job Duty participate on University committees;
Job Duty read and analyze incoming correspondence, inquiries, and reports;
Job Duty maintain required records and reports, establish systems for retrieval of data in electronic and/or paper formats;
Job Duty create agendas and make arrangements for committee, task force, and other meetings;
Job Duty assist in budget development, management and monitoring for areas of assigned responsibility;
Job Duty serve as confidential advisor to the President in all requested matters;
Job Duty serve as a member of the Presidents staff, participating in discussions and decision-making;
Job Duty provide highly responsible organizational support to the President;
Job Duty represent the President with designated individuals and groups, university/college leaders, and general public to advance assigned projects as directed by the President;
Job Duty facilitate, in concert with the President, communication with internal and external individuals and groups;
Job Duty collaborate and communicate with university constituents and groups to provide operational and consultative assistance to the President on a variety of initiatives;
Job Duty works with university leaders to scan the environment for opportunities to strengthen the programs and services of the University;
Job Duty maintain a visible presence as directed by the President across a variety of committees, task forces and other groups;
Job Duty perform special projects and assignments as requested by the President;
Job Duty develop and edit documents and correspondence on behalf of the President as directed;
Job Duty drafts letters, summaries, or reports/documents for review by the president;
Job Duty proofread and edit letters/articles/speeches for content and style;
Job Duty perform other duties as assigned.

Posting Number S01139P Job Open Date 04/19/2021 Job Close Date 08/31/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions Summary # MON
Harrogate, Tennessee
Harrogate, Tennessee
About the Institution Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about employment opportunities, contact the Office of Human Resources at or .
AA/EEO Statement Lincoln Memorial University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action education institution. Lincoln Memorial University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in all University programs and activities.
Background Check Statement The University will conduct criminal background checks on all employees. Background checks may include but are not limited to confirmation of the individuals identity, credit information, motor vehicle driving record, review of an individuals criminal conviction record (if any), verification of any license, and certificate or degree required for the position.

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Keywords: Lincoln Memorial University, Knoxville , Special Assistant to the President, Executive , Harrogate, Tennessee

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