Executive Assistant/Special Projects Coordinator - Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
Kansas City University
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Internal Number: R-0002224
The Executive Assistant/Special Projects Coordinator - Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement will effectively promote and support the mission of Kansas City University (KCU) by providing expert administrative and project management support to the Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Facilitates the efficient utilization of the Executive's time through development and coordination of a complex calendar of appointments, meetings, travel, social engagements, and University and community functions with individuals and groups
Promotes a positive image of the University by greeting and receiving visitors to the department
Serves as a liaison between the Executive and other University administrators and members of the Board of Trustees
Safeguards the confidentiality by exercising discretion in communicating information to faculty, students, staff and the various publics served by the University and in handling administrative records, file, and similar confidential items
Coordinates the flow of incoming communications and outgoing communications by receiving, routing, and/or responding to incoming communications and determining the appropriate office, department, or agency for outgoing communications.
May serve as special projects coordinator for various functions of the department, especially when VIP alumni and/or donors are involved
Facilitates efficient and cost-effective official travel for the department by making travel arrangements and preparing associated approval forms and expense reports for travelers
Provides information for reports and records through research, data retrieval, compiling and/or tabulating statistics, and organizing and presenting the information in useable and understandable formats
Prepares correspondence for distribution or approval and signature, checking the documents for completeness and accuracy
Track business expenses for the department in close coordination with accounts payable
Managing the community sponsorship program, facilitating communications with nonprofit partner organizations as well as coordinating all guests attending events on behalf of the university
Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
Promote the overall success of the University by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned
Knowledge typically obtained through a bachelor's degree
4 years as an administrative assistant preferred
Demonstrated experience and success providing executive level support to senior level management
Excellent written and verbal communication skill.
Demonstrated knowledge and success at the development and communication of professional correspondence
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with office automation equipment, including phones, computers and related software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook . Experience with Raiser's Edge and Workday a plus
Exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated success in a multi-task environment with attention to detail and follow through
Equal Opportunity Employer
KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.
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For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.