Bergen Community College, the No. 1 institution in New Jersey for associate degree graduates four years in a row, serving a diverse student body on its suburban campus, is looking for an Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President (EVP) to lead an innovative and holistic organizational development and training program to drive the performance of College stakeholders to meet the needs and priorities of the College. The Executive Assistant to the EVP will serve as a senior advisor to the Executive Vice President, delivering on a wide variety of administrative and executive duties, special projects, and initiatives of the EVP’s office and the College’s priorities, including facilitating organizational development, strategic initiatives, policy development, project management and problem resolution on behalf of the EVP, involving senior officers of the College. The Executive Assistant will develop working relationships with institutional leadership, and serve as a liaison with committees, groups, and consultants to support fulfilling key initiatives with the ability to build and cultivate relationships across stakeholders, creating a network of colleagues, thought leaders, expert partners, external relations, and top decision makers. The individual will provide project management capabilities coupled with strong analytic and critical thinking skills to drive the College’s short- and long-term goals. The Executive Assistant to the EVP will also manage meeting agendas, minutes, action items, prepare presentations, drive project follow-up including pertinent background materials, summaries of discussions and logistical arrangements, ensuring appropriate and responsive follow-up and accountability for the Office of the EVP. This position reports to the Executive Vice President.
Master’s Degree required. Minimum of five (5) years related work experience in complex higher education environments, preferably in a community college, and a minimum of three (3) years of experience influencing and working closely with executive-level leaders. Must have versatile understanding of higher education operations including academics, finance, strategic communications, fundraising experience, crisis management, social innovation experience, budget experience, community relations, human resources, student experience, partnerships and external affairs; strong understanding of trends in higher education strongly preferred; experience managing group dynamics and facilitating consensus; must possess strong writing and project management skills with the ability to drive multiple projects through to completion while maintaining executive-level standards of confidentiality, quality assurance and compliance with college policies and procedures. Must possess project management capabilities coupled with strong analytic and critical thinking skills and excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code EA-EVP), curriculum vitae, and three professional references with current contact information. To ensure full consideration, all requested application materials must be received by June 7, 2019. Send materials by e-mail with the appropriate job code in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bergen Community College
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Paramus, New Jersey 07652
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