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Special Assistant to the Vice President for College Advancement

Position Deleted on 3/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chestertown, MD
  • Admin - Secretary and Administrative Assistants
  • Admin - Development and Fundraising
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The Opportunity
Reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement, the Special Assistant to the Vice President for College Advancement will provide administrative support to the Vice President for College Advancement and support all administrative aspects of the upcoming comprehensive campaign.

This highly organized, intelligent professional will provide administrative support to the Vice President and manage the workflow of the Vice President's office. Primary responsibilities will include: managing the Vice President's calendar; assisting with preparation for meetings; serving as primary point of contact for the Office of College Advancement; facilitating communication with both internal and external constituents; researching, prioritizing, and following up on multiple projects including those of a sensitive and/or confidential nature; undertaking research projects related to comprehensive fundraising campaigns, donor prospects, and best practices in college advancement, among other topics; assisting closely in the key work of donor stewardship, and serving as lead administrative staff person for the College's Committee on Trustees and Advancement Committee of the Board of Visitors and Governors.

This is a high-exposure position, and successful candidates will have proven experience working both independently and interdependently and conducting oneself with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity. The ability to interact with staff, faculty, and all college constituencies in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient is crucial to this role. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability, and attention to detail are equally important.

  • B.A. or equivalent degree highly preferred. High School Diploma including a minimum of 3 years of experience supporting at the executive level required
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Support experience in a non-profit environment
  • Proven ability to use considerable independent judgment and to manage complex tasks simultaneously, efficiently and confidentially
  • Proven ability to understand the big picture and manage the smallest details
  • Keen sense of tact, diplomacy, and professionalism in dealing with faculty, staff, students and external constituencies
  • Intellectual curiosity
About Washington College, Chestertown, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Washington College, located in Chestertown, Maryland, is a private liberal arts college founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington. Washington College is situated on the Chester River on Maryland's Eastern Shore, one of the most lovingly preserved communities in the United States. Residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore, a peninsula extending hundreds of miles between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy the historic towns, beaches and beautiful natural areas and enjoy activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, bird watching, biking and golf. Local communities annual events including waterfront festivals, seafood festivals, boating regattas and races, fishing tournaments, boat shows, museum events, arts and crafts shows, and more. It is an extraordinary place to live and work.

The beautifully-maintained 112 acre Washington College campus has the best of both worlds in that it is a part of the splendor of the Eastern Shore and is located 90 minutes from Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Washington College employs approximately 450 full-time faculty and staff members and offers over 40 majors and academic programs to the almost 1,450 undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled full time.

Under the leadership and direction of Washington College's 27th President Mitchell Reiss, an internationally known scholar and diplomat, Washington College is thriving. Washington College welcomed its largest entering class in September 2011, and students enjoy highly personalized relationships with their faculty members made possible by a student-to-faculty ratio of 12-to-1.

Washington College is passionate about providing students with a truly personalized education, one that tests and stretches the limits of a student's talents and potential. The College's intensely personal approach to undergraduate education is sufficiently distinctive to attract the notice of the national media: the editors of the Princeton Review recognized Washington College for great teaching and a small student-teacher ratio that fosters a close, supportive atmosphere for learning.
Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.
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