Southwestern

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Human Resources

Senior Executive Secretary for the Vice President for Enrollment Services

Date Opened: 6-3-2013
Closing Date: when filled

Southwestern University, located in Georgetown, has an immediate opening for a Senior Executive Secretary for its Vice President for Enrollment Services.  This is a full-time, twelve-month position with full benefits.

This senior-level secretarial position provides executive administrative support to the Vice President for Enrollment Services, as well as support to the Enrollment Services Division’s management team in meeting divisional and institutional enrollment goals and objectives. 

Primary duties:  provide a high level of project coordination support; office budget administration; handle meeting and travel arrangements; complete executive reports; coordinate communication with various enrollment-related committees; provide written communication and file administration  in support of the Director of Admission in the recruitment of readmitted students to Southwestern and performing general clerical duties.

Ideal candidates will possess the following position requirements:  10 or more years office/clerical experience; excellent command of computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint); outstanding spelling, grammar, punctuation, proofreading, and drafting skills; ability to work independently, but also in a team; ability to establish, maintain, and accurately file alphabetically and numerically; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including outstanding telephone etiquette, application of tact, diplomacy, sensitivity, and confidentiality; commitment to providing outstanding customer service; excellent organizational skills; ability to be flexible and adapt to ever-changing priorities in a fast-paced, high-pressure office environment.   The person in this position must genuinely enjoy working with traditional college-age students and must have a demonstrated record of flexibility and willingness to serve and interact with all individuals (students, faculty, staff, and external constituencies) without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or any other impermissible factor.  Some college education is preferred.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, two-weeks vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.  The University’s endowment ranks among the highest per student of undergraduate institutions in the country.  Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church.  Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our web site at www.southwestern.edu.

Interested persons may submit a letter of interest, resume, the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references, and salary history and expectation to: Senior Executive Secretary, Job #535, Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX, 78627-0770, or FAX: 512-863-1880, or e-mail to: hrjobs@southwestern.edu.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Only those resumes that include all the information requested will be considered. Please no third-party submissions. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F

Posted June 03, 2013.