Executive Assistant (7384U) - Job 1761 - SIMONS Institute - 1761
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 10/8/19
The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is the world's leading venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science. Established on July 1, 2012 with a grant of $60 million from the Simons Foundation, the Institute is housed in Calvin Lab
, a dedicated building on the UC Berkeley campus. The Institute brings together the world's leading researchers in theoretical computer science and related fields, as well as the next generation of outstanding young scholars, to explore deep unsolved problems about the nature and limits of computation.
This position provides highly skilled executive support to the faculty leadership of the Institute (Director, Associate Director and Senior Scientists). Key areas of responsibility include: managing highly complex executive calendars and meeting coordination; providing on-site logistical support for meetings (slides, agendas, refreshments, video teleconferencing, etc.); coordinating complex travel logistics (includes arranging flights, transport and lodgings, as well as keeping track of financial commitments connected with the Director's speaking engagements, and processing and tracking reimbursements); using skilled judgment and discretion in triaging executives' emails and other incoming requests; and composing and maintaining executives' task lists. Assists with document preparation for high-stakes materials (CVs for funding proposals, recommendation letters, etc.); this requires a high level of skill in proofreading and document layout, as well as judgment in how to most appropriately customize preexisting text to new contexts and assignments. Takes on a variety of other projects for the faculty leadership, as needed; requires advanced critical thinking, judgment and flexibility. Time permitting, the incumbent may assist staff leadership (Director of Development, Director of Operations, Director of Communications). This position requires participation in occasional evening/weekend events.
60% Provides highly skilled executive support to the faculty leadership of the Institute (Director, Associate Director and Senior Scientists). Key areas of responsibility include:
- Managing highly complex executive calendars; coordinating meetings with prominent figures in academia and industry; providing on-site logistical support for meetings (slides, agendas, refreshments, video teleconferencing, etc.);
- Coordinating complex travel logistics; includes keeping track of financial commitments connected with the Director's speaking engagements, and processing and tracking reimbursements.
- Using skilled judgment and discretion in triaging executives' emails and other incoming requests; composing and maintaining executives' task lists.
20% Takes on a variety of other projects for the faculty leadership, as needed; requires critical thinking, judgment and flexibility. Time permitting, the incumbent may assist staff leadership (Director of Development, Director of Operations, Director of Communications).
10% Assists with document preparation for high-stakes materials (CVs for funding proposals, recommendation letters, etc.). Requires a high level of skill in proofreading and document layout, as well as judgment in how to most appropriately customize preexisting text to new contexts and assignments.
10% As a member of a dynamic, collaborative team in a start-up environment within the University, the incumbent will take on a variety of tasks that fall outside his or her specifically defined duties.
- Desired: Technical fluency in software clients used for event management and online media, as well as Salesforce (desired), the Institute's constituent database.
- Desired: Knowledge of campus policies regarding travel and entertainment, and procurement.
- Desired: Thorough knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, issues of concern and infrastructure.
- Desired: Thorough knowledge of relevant internal and external constituencies, including the campus scientific community, the international theoretical computer science community, and sectors of the public with interest in computing, mathematics and science.
- Desired: Experience in event coordination; UC Berkeley Event Planning Certification also desirable.
- Desired: Experience and skill in simple graphic design, using applicable software tools (e.g. Adobe design suite).
- Desired: Experience with various software tools including: Salesforce or other constituent management databases, online registration tools (e.g. Eventbrite, Regonline), email marketing tools (e.g. MailChimp, Convio), and Drupal or another website content management system; HTML experience also desirable.
- Desired: Familiarity with University policies and procedures for procurement and related activities, including experience with online systems such as BearBuy, BFS, and CADS.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
- The salary range designated for this position: Starting salary commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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