Provide highly skilled operational support for the Dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR). Serve on the Dean’s Leadership Team and as the primary liaison with central UVM executive offices and other deans’ offices across campus. Take primary lead in crafting external correspondence with constituents. Provide services to support the Dean as well prepared to represent the School both on- and off-campus, through meetings, presentations and appearances. Oversee efficient and smooth operations of the Dean’s Suite, including budgetary tracking of dean’s discretionary gift funds, stewardship of the suite and supervision of Dean’s Office staff and student employees. Maintain the Dean’s calendar, travel, campus and community presence with a focus on relationship building and outreach. Inform the Dean of relevant University news and events. Provide documentation of meeting outcomes and appropriate follow-up. Exercise independent judgment to solve problems, prioritizing work and balance workload. Anticipate timelines, deadlines, effort and documentation necessary to ensure completion of critical projects and meeting preparedness. Support the Rubenstein School’s Board of Advisors and represent the Dean with Board interactions. Maintain confidentiality of the position and the Office of the Dean.
Associate’s degree with five years related administrative experience required. Effective written and verbal communication skills required. Effective organization skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex programs and projects required. Critical thinking and independent problem solving skills required. Demonstrated experience in prioritize competing responsibilities to meet deadlines required. Professional demeanor with capacity to work effectively in a fast-paced work environment required. Ability to maintain confidentiality required of the position. Demonstrated team leadership skills required. Proficiency with Microsoft products (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe, and Skype required.