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Executive Assistant

Decorah, IA

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Luther College seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to the President. The Assistant will perform a range of duties to ensure smooth operations of the office and develop effective systems for managing the President’s administrative needs. He or she will also work in concert with Cabinet members and others to communicate and carry forward projects. Duties will include: staff support for the President’s Office with the Board of Regents; manage the President’s calendar; respond quickly and efficiently to a high volume of scheduling requests and changes; draft and edit correspondence and communications; coordinate arrangements for the President’s travel; manage the President’s Office budget; plan special events; coordinate hospitality for the President’s house; coordinate arrangements for Cabinet meetings; represent the President’s Office on committees; and manage and update the President’s website. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

A bachelor’s degree is required with preference for a degree in a related field, such as English, communications, or marketing. Also required is a minimum of three years’ experience in positions with increasing levels of responsibility; demonstrated experience with supporting senior/executive staff with preference for experience in higher education; and computer proficiency. Candidates should also have the ability to multitask; make decisions independently and within a team; exercise confidentiality and professional discretion; and excellent writing, oral communication, and organizational skills.

Luther College offers an excellent benefit package including a generous retirement contribution, competitive health insurance premiums, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, and tuition benefits for employee, spouse, and dependents.

Luther College seeks to build a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal. To view the complete job description and apply for this position and all current openings, please go to the employment website at

Review of applications will begin April 26.

Posted 04/18/17

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