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Executive Assistant to the Dean of Admissions | Vice President for Enrollment

Apply now Job no: 492877
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College, a co-educational, liberal arts and sciences institution in central Ohio, invites applications for the Executive Assistant to the Dean of Admissions & Vice President for Enrollment.  This is a 12-month, full-time, exempt position in Kenyon’s Enrollment Division with occasional opportunity to work remotely. 

The Executive Assistant provides support to the Vice President of Enrollment and senior members of the Enrollment Team.  The work is dynamic, fast-paced, complex and impactful.  Some responsibilities and projects remain steady from year to year, while others shift or emerge in response to changing needs. The Executive Assistant will work within the Division and across the College, as well as with students, parents, faculty and trustees.  This individual will handle confidential information and will balance workflow with time-sensitive and emergent situations. The Enrollment Division and the College as a whole aim to achieve an ambitious set of enrollment targets, and the individual in this position plays a role of critical importance. 

Essential Duties

The Executive Assistant 

  • participates in Enrollment Division leadership meetings, serves as a partner to the VP and is a reliable resource to Divisional staff and colleagues across campus;
  • organizes and performs the administrative work of the Vice President.  This individual will manage schedules, make travel arrangements, screen and route correspondence, conduct meeting follow-up, prepare expense reports, and serve as a strong liaison to other senior officers and members of their team;
  • supports Divisional activities including meetings, training, retreats and social gatherings.  This individual will also support campus-wide committees convened by the VP;
  • manages searches for new staff and establishes and closes employment at the College;
  • oversees Divisional Calendar, Shared Drives and listservs, and BoardEffect software;
  • engages with the Divisional information system (Slate), documenting interactions and accessing reports;
  • assists the VP with research and preparation for trustee meetings and public addresses;
  • coordinates biannual Eight of the Best events, including reserving hotel space and catering for large-scale events; collaborates with colleagues at Eight of the Best colleges;
  • serves as a point person for outside consultants triaging requests to advance the work.

Skills & Abilities

The successful candidate will have

  • experience working in a fast-paced, student/client focused environment and a willingness to maintain a positive attitude while multitasking and in pressured situations;
  • exceptional and thoughtful judgment and decision-making skills, coupled with experience managing confidential information;
  • organization and project management skills and an ability to pay meticulous attention to details while steadily advancing projects;
  • exceptional communication skills, both in writing and speaking; strong interpersonal skills along with an ability to work with students, faculty, staff, trustees and parents in a professional manner on the phone, in person, and electronically; 
  • genuine interest in others and a commitment to a mission driven operation;
  • considerable computer skills including Google Workspace and Excel, experience with Slate or a similar CRM is desired;
  • a strong sense of initiative and an ability to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously while working independently or in a team setting;
  • a high school diploma or GED equivalent is required; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Employment at Kenyon is contingent upon a successful background check. Salary is commensurate with background and experience.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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