Executive Associate to the President and Board of Trustees Liaison

Saint Marys City, Maryland
Aug 09, 2022
Sep 13, 2022
Full Time

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the position of Executive Associate to the President and Board of Trustees Liaison.  The Executive Associate to the President and Board of Trustees Liaison performs complex administrative duties incidental to the overall management of the office of the President/CEO of the College, where the assignments require independent and unreviewed judgment in making decisions that in some instances may deal with highly sensitive issues. Consistently acts in a highly confidential capacity.  This position is a high-energy, make-it-happen, proactive bridge builder that seamlessly works with all cross-functional team members and empowers the President/CEO to maximize efficiency and effectiveness with all stakeholders.

The incumbent must exercise the ability to make decisions in accordance with state laws, rules, and regulations and possess the ability to apply College policies and regulations to resolve work-related problems, relieving the President/CEO of the daily operational and administrative details.

Further, this position is responsible for coordinating all Board of Trustees activities, spanning board meetings, committee meetings, retreats, board communications, electronic board material preparation, maintaining the board portal, drafting minutes, as well as providing administrative support to board members as warranted.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred. At least three (3) years of full-time experience supporting senior leadership in a progressively responsible position. Higher education experience preferred.  Extremely organized, detail oriented, highly professional. Exemplary time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines with competing priorities. Must be technology proficient with basic computer software systems, including Microsoft Office and Google applications.  Proficient in website development and management. Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to be flexible and calm in a fast-paced environment.  Use a high degree of judgement and independent decision-making in responding to external stakeholder requests. Must be available for a limited amount of travel. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college.  Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching.  The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.  Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and three references and submitted online at: apply.interfolio.com/111271.  Questions may be directed to Betsy Barreto at cbbarreto@smcm.edu.

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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