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Executive Assistant Responsibilities

Executive Level Administrative Support for TRC’s Executive Director (60%)

  • Supports strategic initiatives as directed by the ED. Track implementation plans, help support team members as they coordinate work activities, track and monitor progress on activities as necessary
  • Help to coordinate the ED’s calendar, balancing competing priorities to ensure that the ED’s time is used strategically
  • Help to manage the ED’s email account and google drive suite, including tracking written correspondence and follow up
  • Acts as a representative on behalf of the ED and the TRC to internal and external agencies and partners
  • Attend and provide administrative support to TRC leadership meetings
  • Provide administrative support for TRC’s Advisory Board, including coordinating on behalf of the ED with the board chair
  • Assists with TRC budgets and financial reports for sponsored and non sponsored accounts
  • Coordination and support for special events and programs of strategic importance to TRC

General TRC Administrative Support (30%)

  • Provide support to other administrative and front desk staff at TRC, such as interfacing with the public at the front desk, assisting with ordering and purchasing for the center, travel reimbursements, meeting logistics and minutes, internal staff communications, and assisting with special events
  • Maintain and further develop TRC employee handbook and onboarding system for new employees. Take primary lead on administrative aspects of hiring, to include review of applications, may assign and direct the work of other TRC staff and support new employee onboarding process

Other duties as assigned (10%)

Executive Assistant Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED and four years of related office and administrative experience or a combination of relevant education and experience to total 4 years.
  • Ability to manage and organize multiple initiatives at one time that are at different stages
  • Demonstrated evidence of advanced skill in writing; for example, reports, policies, communications or planning documents.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with detail-oriented and strategic aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems and ability to work independently.
  • Experience in, and an ongoing commitment to, a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion; working effectively with and across diverse communities: e.g. people of color, underrepresented groups; people with both visible and invisible disabilities; women; people of various gender and sexual identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working within university or academic settings, and/or the University of Minnesota
  • Passion for wildlife, conservation, or environmental science

Apply for Office Support Assistant Role

Visit the University's hiring site and search for Job ID 360210 (listed as job title "Administrative Associate 1"). Applications mailed to The Raptor Center will not be considered.

Cover letter and resume required. These documents can be attached to your application by assessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. This position will remain open until filled. For the best chance to be considered, apply as soon as you are able.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please email [email protected] or call (612) 624-8647