Job DescriptionPosition Overview
The Executive Assistant to the Vice Provosts for Faculty and Academic Initiatives is a member of the administrative shared services team led by the Senior Executive Assistant to the Provost and Executive Vice President. The position will report equally and support both the Vice Provost for Faculty and the Vice Provost for Academic initiatives. The Executive Assistant is an experienced administrative assistant/project manager. Responsibility areas include but are not limited to, meeting multiple deadlines, providing support in major academic and faculty initiatives, providing high level administrative support to university-wide committees, and acting as a liaison between the Vice Provosts and constituents. This position provides administrative support to the Vice Provosts and serves as a back-up to the Executive Assistant to the Provost/EVP by participating in office and unit decisions, ensuring the goals of the unit are met, identifying problems and recommending solutions, and analyzing information and data to make recommendations to support the goals of the office/unit. The successful incumbent must function independently and be self-directed in managing the needs of the Vice Provosts and exercise good judgement, be organized and able to manage multiple tasks at one time, analyze and respond to complex situations and tasks, and communicate with grace under pressure. Work and information handled is of a nature regularly requiring confidentiality and the exercise of discretion.
The Provost and Executive Vice President is the chief academic officer for the University of Idaho and serves as the chief executive in the absence of the President. The Provost and Executive Vice President is committed to the ideal of a student-centered university and to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research and the transfer of knowledge and technology. The Provost and Executive Vice President articulates and inspires a shared commitment to the University’s mission and vision; identifying creative strategies to achieve student success, grow enrollment, promote research, support teaching pedagogy, encourage and support a healthy climate and culture of inclusion throughout the institution and guide strategic planning and implementation on behalf of the university.