Chief of Staff, Office of the SVP for Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation & Chief Diversity Officer
2 months ago(10/2/2019 4:50 PM)
Location : Location
Office of the SVP Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation
Office of the President (WS1029)
The Chief of Staff (COS) will report to and serve as principal aide and logistics manager for the Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation (SVP) & Chief Diversity Officer. Serving as senior staff support to the SVP, will help to provide strategic and organizational guidance for Office of Global Inclusion. The role will work with the SVP on high level issues, policies and situations involving a cross section of University units. The Chief of Staff to the SVP/CDO will provide strategic leadership and direction for the SVP's strategic planning initiatives, financial planning, project management, and select program development activities. Represent the SVP/CDO at selected internal and external meetings with faculty, researchers, staff, students, alumni, senior university administrators as well as government and community leaders. The COS is also senior manager responsible for the management of all office operations to ensure efficiency and effectiveness through optimal use and management of resources.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience: 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in academic administration or an equivalent combination. Proven ability to handle multiple priorities under deadlines while maintaining a high level of professionalism and attention to detail.
Preferred Experience: Experience working across an international platform.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Good judgment, tact, diplomacy, discretion, and ability to maintain confidences are essential. Ability to develop, implement and interpret policies and procedures. Prior experience with operational and staff supervision. Excellent communication, interpersonal, networking, leadership, project management, organization, and multitasking skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also required, along with strong research, writing, and presentation skills. Ability to communicate sensitive information verbally and in writing to individuals at all levels. The incumbent must be able to appropriately respond to highly sensitive and confidential situations in person, (via telephone or via e-mail) on behalf of the SVP/CDO. The successful candidate will be able to work in a team environment and to collaborate with others on deadline-driven assignments. Strong ability to translate priorities into field decisions. S/he will also be technologically adept. Bilingual skills helpful. Moderate travel may be required.
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