The Executive Administrative Assistant (EA) is responsible for providing a wide range of administrative support services to the Director of Arts + Public Life. In addition to being a faculty member at the University of Chicago, the Director of Arts and Public Life works as an artist, curator, urbanist, and facilitator, and his projects attempt to instigate the creation of cultural communities by acting as catalysts for social engagement that leads to political and spatial change. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Rebuild Foundation. The EA manages all administrative functions for the Director including Director's correspondence, communications and schedule, travel and entertainment, reservations and community functions. The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Director. Responsibilities Include:The Executive Administrative Assistant will provide executive level administrative support to the Director of Arts + Public Life. Responsibilities including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; drafting of presentations; completing expense reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; researching and compiling documents for projects and meetings. The EA will be a "gatekeeper" and "gateway" role and will research, prioritize, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Director, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. The successful candidate will be able to prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures. The EA will ensure that the Director is prepared with appropriate presentations, data, statistics, and other information and materials. The Executive Administrative Assistant reports to the Director of Arts and Public Life.
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