The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With |
more than 5,600 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
The Executive Assistant provides direct support to the Dean of Natural Sciences. The incumbent ensures that front administrative processes and office operations run smoothly in the executive's office. The incumbent also demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Familiarity with campus processes, protocols and procedures.
Knowledge of federal regulations such as FERPA.
Thorough knowledge of common campus-specific and other computer application programs.
Analytical/problem-solving skills. Strong service orientation.
Political acumen and sensitivities to the differing perspectives and political circumstances within all levels of the Campus as well as the Office of the President and external constituencies.
Strong skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, faculty, alumni/donors, students and external constituencies; both verbally and in writing.
Strong skills in analyses and complex problem-solving.
Ability to research, analyze and assimilate from oral and written sources, a variety of information and present it in oral, written, and graphic form.
Ability to manage and coordinate complex executive level appointment calendar; prioritize assignments and independently organize work; demonstrate initiative and follow through in an accurate and timely manner; work cooperatively and consult with other staff members; learn about the University's organizational structure; establish and maintain files.
Ability to use high-level discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.