Oregon Health & Science University

Senior Executive Assistant and Administrative Manager

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Administrative/Office Support
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Provost Office
Salary Range
$ 56,281 - $ 70, 292/year
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU Provost Office provides strategic and operational oversight of all academic personnel matters, programming, and other issues pertaining to the academic standards and mission of OHSU. As the chief academic officer for the university, the provost provides leadership for matters that affect academic programs and outreach involving faculty members, students, and staff members. The Provost Office oversees the quality of programs of instruction through collaborative work with vice presidents, executive vice provost, deans, associate deans, vice provosts, and numerous other units related to the university. Additionally, the provost is responsible for overseeing academic and budgetary planning and priorities.


Reporting directly to the Executive Vice Provost, the employee will be responsible for providing executive and operational support for the business of the Provost’s Office. The position requires a flexible schedule, with evening and weekend duties from time to time to support the needs of the Provost Office.

Function/Duties of Position

Provost Office Administrative Leadership

The employee will be responsible for management and oversight of the administrative functions of the Office of the Provost. This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Provide direct supervision, assign duties, and oversee the training and professional development of administrative support staff to ensure the administrative needs of the Office of the Provost are met. Presently administrative support staff include: i) Senior Executive Assistant to the Provost and Chief Financial Officer; ii) Administrative Assistant to the Faculty Senate; iii) Office Assistant to RLSB Academic Programs; and iv) Administrative Assistant for the Office of the Provost.
  2. Serve as a central resource providing advice and support, as needed, for administrative functions across the Schools and units reporting to the Provost to ensure the accuracy, consistency and efficiency of administrative processes.
  3. The employee is responsible for key contacts and communications to ensure the efficient flow of information to and from the Office of the Provost and the school and units that report to the Provost.
  4. Serve as the Departmental ITC Contact.
  5. Serve as Space Coordinator: Collect annual up-to-date organizational data on space and space use that falls under the Office of the Provost and direct reports


Executive Support

The employee will be responsible for executive level support services, including, but not limited to:

  1. Managing calendar of the executive vice provost and the vice provost for finance and administration; coordinating travel arrangements; and performing financial reconciliation of monthly purchases and travel disbursements. The employee is responsible for responding to inquiries in a timely and accurate manner and managing the calendar’s in a way that appropriately and best meets the needs of all meeting requestors.
  2. Prepare executive meeting documentation. The employee will work closely with the Executive Vice Provost and other stakeholders to ensure all pertinent presentation materials are gathered, organized, and produced electronically as directed. This may include ensuring the file is distributed appropriately and/or runs on the pertinent AV system where the meeting will be held. 
  3. Coordinate and staff, academic, operational, and executive meetings. The employee will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the appropriate room scheduling, layout, catering, AV and other details are facilitated in a way to successfully meet the requirements of the meeting/event.  High level documentation of the meetings may be needed on a case by case basis.
  4. Coordinate and create committee appointment letters for IBC, IRB, IACUC, CoIR, OIEC, and WC Radiation Safety.
  5. Departmental mail and voicemail management. The employee will manage all correspondence in multiple mailboxes and is responsible for responding to inquiries in a timely and accurate manner for both internal customers and external inquiries, including routing them to the correct contact and/or providing specific information per their request.
  6. Works cooperatively and in collaboration with other executive support staff to perform various office duties and projects as assigned.


Department HR Duties

The employee will be responsible for key administrative oversight and support for the HR functions in the Office of the Provost. This includes but is not limited to:

  1. Maintaining confidential Provost Office personnel files, offer letters, etc. in compliance with OHSU record retention policies and procedures.
  2. Assisting with new employee onboarding: in coordination with Research/Academic HR and Central HR, ensure new hire paperwork is completed (and assist with this as needed), assist new employees with new-hire training (HIPAA, RAU, etc.), help new employees with any challenges that may arise (payroll, timekeeping, etc.).
  3. Preparing and monitoring HR Justifications and tracking budget impact changes. Employee will work with HR Business Partners and Provost Office Finance Team to coordinate tracking justifications for HR budget impacts and assisting with submitting new hire paperwork within the office.
  4. Primary and Backup Timekeeper. The employee will interact with the Kronos timekeeping system and ensure staff timekeeping is accurate for the upcoming pay period and submit them to the provost for review and approval.


Project Management

Employee will be responsible for taking on both administrative and technical              leadership and oversight for the following projects and will be responsible for      communicating outcomes and deliverables to designated sponsors, committees, or stakeholders. 

  1. Annual Employee Anniversary Ceremony – Employee supervises the organization of the event for ~1,000 employees that ranges from pre/post employee communication, working with HR Representatives on Employee Records, yearly vendor analysis, budget administration and team coordination.  
  2. Annual Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony – Employee supervises the technical aspect of organizing online nomination form and gathering nominee information through the internal bridge site.  Annual updates, InfoPath form creation/updates and database development/maintenance required.  Communications plans developed and deliverables are then reported through the Faculty Senate Awards Committee.
  3. Faculty Senate Centralized Nomination Process - Employee supervises the administration of the annual Faculty Senate nomination and election process for new Faculty Senators.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience or training.
  • Five years of demonstrated executive level support experience (consistent with the duties above) with a minimum of three years’ experience working as a manager
  • Experience having access to and appropriately handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Supervisory experience of professional, technical and clerical staff, including hiring, performance evaluations, progressive discipline and staff training
  • Experience being a highly visible representative and liaison for a department or organization
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff as well as build and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers
  • Ability to present information in a clear manner to a leadership team and must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience advancing equity and diversity in a workplace or community settings.

Job related duties

  • Must have an understanding of advanced Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, and basic knowledge of Web Development – HTML
  • Must be comfortable with basic computer and AV functions e.g. laptop connection to a projector, running a PowerPoint presentation, basic troubleshooting, etc.
  • Strong internet research knowledge and computer application skills
  • Ability to compose, edit and format correspondence.
  • Ability to work with co-workers and customers in a professional and service-oriented manner
  • Ability to work unsupervised and accomplish required tasks and functions as well as understand when to escalate issues to management
  • Ability to identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems in an effective manner
  • Ability to identify recurring support issues and recommend operational or technical changes to resolve
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess excellent teamwork skills
  • Possess excellent time management and detail-oriented skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in higher education or an academic health center environment.
  • Event management experience
  • Kronos Timekeeping
  • Oracle
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of web development
  • Adobe Creative Design
  • Understanding of FERPA, and experience working in a higher education setting.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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