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Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

Code: 15302 Posted: 02/25/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.

The Executive Assistant to the Chancellor provides assistance, support, and oversight of the daily administrative activities of the Chancellor's Office in order to ensure effective and efficient operation of the office.  The position includes day-to-day management of the Chancellor's Office/Suite; office

budget; maintaining Chancellor's schedule; supporting Chancellor with meeting preparations and follow up tasks; completion of special projects; writing/editing communications; and serves as the liaison between the Chancellor and faculty and staff, students, elected officials, UW colleagues, and the public.  

The person in this position must perform duties with minimum supervision, exercise motivation and initiative in decision­ making; have the ability to exhibit creativity and self-direction with a capacity for independent work and multi-tasking as well as working as part of a team. Must possess the willingness to accept and lead change in a fast-paced office environment. Must be able to demonstrate good organizational skills, paying conscientious detail to priorities and tracking tasks delegated to Chancellor's senior staff to meet deadlines. A positive, forward-focused, and friendly attitude must be maintained at all times. Working knowledge of UW-Parkside and UW System policies and procedures: functions; organizations; and regulations are necessary. The position requires a high degree of confidentiality, responsibility and independence in completing responsibilities.

Essential Job Functions


  • Communicate, handle, and address incoming and outgoing communications (verbal, mail, electronic) on behalf of Chancellor. Coordinate logistics and greeting of visitors to Chancellor's Office.  
  • Coordinate the Chancellor's calendar for ever-in-demand requests, including adding and editing events, teleconferences, routine meetings, confirming attendees, scheduling rooms, catering requests,  and multi-media needs requiring interaction with both internal and external executives and assistants.
  • Prepares reports, presentations and data; Maintains files, records, and correspondence for meetings, events, initiatives and prepares final documents of Chancellor approval (resolutions, actions, etc.) for governance groups (Faculty, Academic, University Staff and Students).
  • Act as liaison between executive staff and constituencies that include vice chancellors, deans, external contacts, organizations and donors. Act as liaison between the Chancellor and subordinates by transmitting directives, instructions and assignments. Keep Chancellor briefed on actions taken on his/her behalf.
  • Serve as a liaison between Chancellor and all constituents: Regents, System President and other UWSA administrators, state and local government officials, area legislators, administration, faculty, academic staff, university staff, students, parents, alumni.
  • Complete financial operations and purchases in accordance with UWS fiscal policy.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, mentor, and evaluate Office of the Chancellor student employees.
  • Arrange travel, accommodation, itineraries, and all correspondence related to arrangements as needed for the Chancellor and Associate to the Chancellor (spouse/partner).
  • Plan, organize and implement meetings, University events, donor gatherings, receptions, business luncheons and dinners, and University gatherings at Chancellor’s residence.
  • Prepares information and research executive needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Self-directed and ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to anticipate needs of executive staff.
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve.
  • Ability to organize and manage large amounts of files, tasks, schedules, and information.
  • Ability to perform all clerical duties, answer phone inquiries, and direct calls to appropriate departments as necessary.
  • Comfortable in both a leadership and team-player role.
  • Willingness to make suggestions and soundness of those suggestions.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to University personnel.
  • Integrity in dealing with customers, students, vendors, employees, and management.
  • Punctuality, attendance, effective use of time, and willingness to work overtime when necessary.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Willingness to assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three to five years’ prior experience in mid-to senior-level administration, higher education, management, or related field.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Share point, and Excel); scheduling appointments/updating calendars a must.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to concentrate on multiple issues/tasks at once.
  • Excellent management and prioritization skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.


Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by Friday March 8th, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Kim Burke

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