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HaasExecutive Assistant 1– Haas Center for Public Service
Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Job Code: 4160

Classification Level: G


Apply online at (search for job #66343)
*Only resumes with accompanying cover letter will be considered

Are you looking for an opportunity that empowers you and challenges you to excel? Then this position as Executive Assistant, supporting the Executive Director of the Haas Center for Public Service, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs at Stanford University, could be the right opportunity for you!

For three decades, the Haas Center for Public Service has served as a campus hub for undergraduate public service and national model for universities’ role in developing civic leaders. Its mission is to inspire Stanford University to realize a just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. Each year, the Center supports more than 1,000 students in local and global public service across diverse pathways: activism, direct service, engaged scholarship, philanthropy, public policy, and social entrepreneurship through programs that include student leadership development, education partnerships, community-engaged scholarship, fellowships, and postgraduate public service.

Provide complex and diversified administrative support with minimal supervision. Anticipate the needs of senior level manager or chair (subsequently referred to as “supervisor” for this document) and proactively solve problems and/or independently handle issues. May be responsible for leading other administrative staff or subordinates.

• Plan and schedule complex calendar(s) with limited or no consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts. Negotiate and manage the needs of individuals or groups requesting time with the supervisor, independently committing his/her time. May occasionally represent the supervisor by attending meetings in his/her absence; speaking for the supervisor.

• Act on behalf of the supervisor in regards to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature. Use independent judgment to keep supervisor informed of all matters that require his/her attention.

• Serve as the liaison to various internal and external constituencies, including screening correspondence and telephone calls; keep the supervisor informed of all matters requiring his/her attention.

• Independently prioritize, plan, coordinate and/or oversee logistics and conferences with individuals and entities internal and external to the university, including executive and senior level staff, donors and government officials

• Compose correspondence; develop, review and edit presentations and documentation; independently research and analyze associated issues and/or compile materials needed for presentation and/or decision making purposes.

• Manage complex business travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.

• Prepare reports and analyses, identify adverse trends and make appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

• Manage multiple projects simultaneously. Anticipate and track initial dates, events and associated action items; follow up with appropriate parties on behalf of supervisor to ensure deadlines are met.

• May also supervise staff.

* – Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:
High school diploma and five years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated high-level administrative experience which includes advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading.

• Excellent planning and organizational skills.

• Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.

• Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality.

• Demonstrated ability to perform duties with a high level of professionalism, flexibility, discretion, judgment, diplomacy and tact.

• Ability to multi-task, adapt to changing priorities and meet deadlines.

• Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

• Frequently sitting.

• Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

• Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.

* – Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

• May occasionally work flexible work schedule including weekends.

• Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

• Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

• Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

Experience a culture of excellence.

Stanford University, located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

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