ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
Function of Job:
Under administrative review of the President, assist the President with the highest degree of discretion and judgment, on all matters affecting his/her office, and serve as liaison, contact and resource person in support of the President's delegations.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate and handle sensitive contacts between the President's office, Trustees, other chief administrators, faculty, staff, students and the general public.
- Assist the President in administrative relationships with Vice Presidents, Directors and Deans, as applicable.
- Act as liaison with various committees and councils.
- Coordinate the preparation for meetings of administrators, various faculty, campus committees, and daily scheduled meetings with individuals both on and off campus.
- Act in an advisory capacity on matters involving the President's office.
- Assist the President with correspondence, personal contacts, research and /or investigation and other assigned special projects.
- Serve as an information source to the office, campus communities and general public.
- Arrange meetings, seminars, conferences, luncheons, dinners, receptions and coordinate reservations/travel for campus visitors.
- Monitor office budgets and purchase office equipment/supplies.
- Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate staff as assigned and function as office manager.
- Receive visitors, monitor President’s appointment schedule, and make travel arrangements.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree and three years of related experience or Associate's degree and five years of related experience of an administrative nature.
- Communication and interpersonal skills.
- Supervisory skills
- Computer skills as required by office.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
- Work experience in higher education.
- System Approval: 9/6/2004
- Effective Date: 9/6/2004
This document is a generic classification specification of the University System of New Hampshire. Its purpose is to describe the representative responsibilities and general level of complexity, and it is not a substitute for the specific job description of the individual position.*** NOTE: Revised - original approved 8/22/84 as "Assistant to the President" and revised 10/26/89 and 4/16/91 as “Assistant to the President or Assistant to the Chancellor” ***