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Executive Secretary II

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 10
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Communication Arts Sciences
Department: Broadcasting Services 10047117
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Office/Clerical Support, Union

Position Summary

Reporting directly to WKAR’s Director of Broadcasting, the Executive Secretary provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. You would serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the office of the Director of Broadcasting, as well as the liaison to the Office of the Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and senior management teams; organizing and coordinating executive outreach and external relations efforts; and handling special projects.

We support creative and fulfilling work within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. You shall exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. We may assign projects for you to lead from conception to completion, under pressure at times, while handling a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Support (70%)
    • Completes a broad range of administrative tasks for the Director including: handling a deeply active calendar of appointments; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
    • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the Director's office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
    • Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the Director's ability to effectively lead the station.
    • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
    • Communicates directly, and on behalf of the Director, with callers, donors, staff, and others, on matters related to WKAR and the Director’s programmatic initiatives.
  • Reporting (20%) & Supervision (10%)
    • Maintain Public Files;
    • Supervise, direct, and motivate student employees/interns to assure consistency in quantity and quality of work performed.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge normally acquired through a high school education with course work in word processing, typing, shorthand, and grammar; five to eight years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in maintaining account ledgers, word processing, editing, composing correspondence, taking dictation, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, and/or presentation software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree; ability to handle multiple complex schedules; ability to work independently with confidence while taking initiative to be proactive; experience with running office operations and supervising student employees; familiarity and experience with university policies and procedures; familiarity with Public Broadcasting and FCC guidelines; sensitivity to and appropriate handling of confidential information; detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy, resourcefulness, and efficiency; dream to go above and beyond; demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with dynamic constituents in a timely, courteous, and professional manner; demonstrates work orientation that includes a focus on service, problem solving, teamwork, flexibility to change, a positive attitude and a desire for continuous learning towards self-improvement; comfortable using and learning new technology, software applications, and processes.

Required Application Materials

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter addressing your extent of executive support experience, and why you feel this position would be a positive career move for you. Please include the names and email addresses of three professional references. A writing sample is requested, see further instructions below.

Special Instructions

In less than 500 words, provide a writing sample telling us what you enjoy about working as an executive support professional.

Work Hours


Bidding eligibility ends on 5/22/2018 at 11:55PM

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