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Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs

Company: Lynn University
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:


Lynn University is an innovative, global and personalized college based in Boca Raton, Florida. Our 3,000 students are from approximately 100 countries. Our NCAA Division II Fighting Knights athletics program has won 25 national championships (and counting!)

Lynn is one of the top colleges to work for in the nation, according to a survey by the Great College to Work For program. We are an Honor Roll institution with accolades in 10 categories, including compensation and benefits, confidence in senior leadership, job satisfaction and support, and teaching environment.

As a Lynn employee, you will help us build a better world with our students. Lynn is currently accepting applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

This position performs, coordinates, and oversees technical and office administrative duties in support of the Vice President for Student Affairs, including the provision of varied and complex executive duties and supports activities of the Division of Student Affairs. Generally maintains the management and organization of the Office of Student Affairs with a high level of autonomy and attention to detail.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Exercise judgment and initiative in routine matters and operations of the Office of the Vice President for Students Affairs
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Coordinate office activities and schedules; develop and recommend office procedures and systems; ensure efficient office operations
  • Perform a wide variety of executive and administrative duties as required by the daily operations of the Students Affairs Office (general clerical duties: screen incoming calls and correspondence and identify items requiring priority attention or respond independently when appropriate; maintain appointment calendars and schedule and arrange meetings, etc.)
  • Review all division contracts and waivers of liability for the Vice President's approval prior to forwarding to General Counsel
  • Review and summarize miscellaneous reports and documents; prepare background documents as necessary; edit reports prepared by departments within division
  • Research and analyze routine administrative projects for the Vice President; prepare first draft reports on routine administrative matters
  • Schedule and execute on-campus and off-campus retreats and events for the division and student groups by arranging for facilities and catering, issuing information or invitations, coordinating speakers or entertainment, and controlling event budgets
  • Arrange travel plans and compile documents for the Vice President's travel-related meetings and conferences
  • Order and maintain office supplies and replenish general items as required; order specific items when required by the division's departments; monitor budget
  • Serve as the Vice President's delegate for Workday related processes (prepare supplier invoice requests, create expense reports, and verify procurement card transactions for the Vice President's Office; review and approve expenditures and transactions of other Student Affairs' departments as required; audit budget accounts for all division departments; approve absence requests for the Vice President's direct reports.
  • Serve on University committees and perform specific tasks as assigned
  • Provide guidance and support for divisional initiatives and university programs
  • Assist the Vice President with special projects and programs
  • Assist with the supervision of student workers within the office
  • Perform other college related duties as may be required by the Vice President
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings or weekends as needed for special events and programs
  • Maintain a high level professional conduct, customer service and ethical behavior at all times.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university.
  • Candidates should maintain high energy with a strong commitment to student success, enthusiasm and desire to work with students, parents and colleagues across the institution.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and a commitment to high quality results in a fast paced environment.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive secretarial or office administrative experience necessary.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (esp. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of modern office practices and operations of modern office equipment.
  • Skill in typing at 70 wpm, proofreading, and editing.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supporting executive level leaders.
  • Experience working in a student-facing environment.
  • Experience with Workday

Accreditation and equal opportunity

Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy, parenting status, veteran status or retirement status in its activities and programs. In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Lynn University does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Inquiries concerning the application of the non-discrimination policy may be directed to the Lynn University Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431,, or +1 561-237-7727; or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Lynn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call +1 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lynn University. 2020 Lynn University

Americans with Disabilities Act

Please notify us at least five days in advance if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed by calling +1 561-237-7639.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, the University annually provides a report to each student and current employee, as well as to prospective employees and students, that provides a detailed disclosure of information regarding campus security practices (including Emergency Response Plan, Timely Warnings, Emergency Warnings, Missing Persons, fire safety policies, fire prevention data, and Crime Log policies), as well as crime and fire-related incident statistics for the preceding year. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

For your health, Lynn University is now smoke- and tobacco-free.

Keywords: Lynn University, Boca Raton , Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs, Other , Boca Raton, Florida

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