OSU-Cascades invites applications for an exciting career within the Executive Office, as an Executive Assistant supporting the Vice President for the Bend, Oregon campus. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President. This role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to be involved in the growth and success of the most recent four-year university in Oregon. The Executive Assistant to the Vice President* (EA) reports directly to, and provides high-level confidential administrative assistance to the Vice President for OSU-Cascades in addition to providing occasional administrative assistance to other members of the OSU-Cascades Leadership Team.
The successful candidate in this role will be an organized project manager who uses professional judgment to identify, design and recommend or carry out actions as appropriate. The EA will be a capable event planner and meeting organizer, and will manage conflicts as they may arise. The position will require an individual who holds exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, the ability to anticipate the needs of the Vice President, and have the leadership qualities commensurate with the EA role. The EA will be responsive and proactive in meeting constituent needs and requests, and always represent OSU-Cascades and the Vice President in a professional manner.
OSU-Cascades, located in Bend, Oregon, is a branch campus of Oregon State University. Established in 2001, the university currently enrolls more than 1,200 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs. The campus expanded to a four-year university in 2015, opened its 10-acre campus in fall 2016, and the Oregon legislature approved additional funding in 2017 and 2018 for continued campus expansion, which is currently in progress. The branch campus has ambitious enrollment goals to reach 3,000 students by 2025 and is engaged in building a culturally diverse and community-centric educational environment.
*Reporting to Oregon State's Provost and Executive Vice President, the Vice President is the chief executive and academic officer for OSU-Cascades, the branch campus of Oregon State University in Bend, Oregon. OSU-Cascades serves the Central Oregon region and provides OSU's academic excellence in a small school environment.
Typically requires Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Substantial executive administrative support experience, with progressively increasing responsibility, at an institution of higher learning or other similarly complex institution.
Minimum of 3 years of experience providing advanced administrative support to an executive. Strong project management skills including problem-solving skills and attention to detail. High level of professionalism and excellent interpersonal communication skills. Excellent writing skills. Ability to multitask, prioritize duties and navigate in a fast-paced environment. A demonstrated regard for confidentiality, discretion and diplomacy. Experience managing complex scheduling tasks including travel planning. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment, to take initiative, meet strict deadlines, and manage multiple projects/activities/deadlines. Strong organizational skills. Experience using MS Office Suite. Previous proven track record of dependability and punctuality. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.