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Executive Assistant to the President

Apply now Department: 3670001010 Presidents Office
Job no: 514809
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Office / Clerical
Pay Grade: 12A

About This Role:

The Executive Assistant to the President (EAP) reports directly to the President of Kansas State University.  The EAP supports the President with leadership of operational and administrative details and performs diverse, highly responsible, complex, and non-supervised administrative and office management functions that require recurring contact with senior administrators and executives and public and private officials; a thorough knowledge of university policies, procedures, and operations; and an understanding of the University's role within the community. The EAP has recurring contact with members of the Kansas Board of Regents, senior administrators and executives, faculty and staff, public and private officials, the media, students, parents, and other university stakeholders.

The EAP exercises initiative and independent judgment in managing the President’s schedule and the office’s activities, events, budgets, and projects. The EAP provides direction to subordinate units and departments, and represents the division in coordinating events, processes, and projects with major units of the University. The EAP uses discretion in the dissemination of information to faculty, students, staff, and the various publics served by the University and coordinates activities with several major subordinate administrative units of the University.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and six years of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of six years of relevant and high-level administrative experience, preferably in higher education
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with all levels of the University – internally and externally.  Strong customer service orientation and commitment to the University’s inclusive mission, with a proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, with a proven ability to work effectively and collegially under pressure
  • Must have proven ability to exercise considerable tact, judgment and diplomacy while always maintaining poise and a professional image
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through with the ability to plan, organize and control large and small projects through to completion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Maintain the utmost discretion and integrity, especially pertaining to confidential matters
  • Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures
  • Understanding of and commitment to the KSU Principles of Community
  • Flexibility to regularly work evenings and weekends as needed

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$88,507 – $108,930 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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