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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, IL, United States (hybrid)
13 days ago
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Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, Illinois, United States (hybrid)
13 days ago


Position Summary

The Administrative Director will provide oversight of administrative functions and resources for the daily operations of the Senior Vice President for University Enhancement/Chief of Staff (SVP-COS) and will also effectively support and direct special projects for those two offices, which currently are led by one administrator. They will also serve as a resource for internal and external stakeholders in representing the SVP-COS.

The ideal candidate will have a solid track record of providing high-level administrative support, rigorous attention to detail, and an ability to work with a variety of stakeholders in a positive and productive manner.  An ability to exercise initiative, confidentiality, and independent judgment are also necessary for success.

The position will require frequent evening or weekend work, some of which may be completed remotely. The selected candidate may be eligible to work from home 1-2 days a week.

Our generous benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision plans; paid parental leave; short term and long term disability plans; life insurance; flexible spending accounts; and a 403(b) retirement plan which includes a 10% employer contribution after 2 years of service. RFUMS is committed to employee wellbeing and work-life balance. Full time staff are eligible for 3 weeks of vacation, 15 sick days, and 13 holidays plus two floating holidays. 

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is dedicated to creating and fostering a diverse academic environment. We are especially seeking and encouraging nominations and applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their respective fields, as well as others who would enrich and add unique perspectives to the University. Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of administrative support and project execution for the SVP-COS
  • Promote a positive image of the university by greeting and receiving visitors to the SVP-COS’s office, responding to inquiries, providing information regarding university policies or decisions, and referring inquiries or problems to the appropriate office or person for resolution
  • Assure confidentiality of the activities that relate to the position and the office
  • Develop and optimize processes that ensure the efficiency of the functions of the SVP-COS’s office
  • Manage emergent issues and facilitate resolution of such to ensure smooth operations for the Office
  • Schedule appointments and coordinate meetings with internal and external partners
  • Participate in the development of Office goals and objectives 
  • Assist with the maintenance of InSite and Website pages
  • Arrange travel and lodging for the SVP-COS and guests
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings and special events such as seminars/webinars
  • Provide support for Commencement activities as it relates to special guests
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Perform other related duties as assigned and/or delegated

Who We Are

The SVP-COS works within the Office of the President and reports directly to the President. This office is the principal administrative office of the university which works collaboratively with the Board of Trustees, the university community, and strategic partners in the region. The SVP-COS oversees the Division of Marketing and Brand Management, the Office of Government Relations, and also guides and supports the efforts of the Division of Institutional Advancement, which includes philanthropic and alumni engagement, stewardship and corporate and foundation relations. The Senior Vice President of University Enhancement also is charged with implementing a periodic strategic planning process to advance the University’s mission. The Chief of Staff role is focused on board relations and board communications, as well as overseeing the operations of the president's office.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFU) is a graduate health sciences university committed to serving the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving wellness. The university embodies the spirit of inquiry and excellence modeled by its namesake Dr. Rosalind Franklin, whose Photo 51 was crucial to solving the structure of DNA. 

Today, the university’s six colleges continue Dr. Franklin’s legacy through rigorous academics, pioneering research, and innovative community service. Our unique interprofessional education model allows students to learn from and with each other in a variety of settings, including our simulation labs, the student-led Interprofessional Community Clinic, and through partnerships with area hospitals and clinics. RFU is a national leader in interprofessional research and practices, and is nationally recognized for its research in areas including neuroscience, brain-related diseases, inherited disorders, proteomics, cancer cell biology and immunology, cardiac resuscitation, and gait and balance.  


Conditions of Employment

  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check

  • Must have proof of COVID 19 vaccination with booster or a university approved exemption

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years of executive or senior level administrative support

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles supporting executives at a high level
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to treat sensitive/confidential information with appropriate discretion
  • Strong customer service skills evidenced by actively listening, acknowledging, and responding to every inquiry; taking ownership and resolving each concern as appropriate
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact effectively and maintain collegial relationships with administration, faculty and staff
  • Flexible, adaptable, and possessing ability to exercise sound judgment 
  • Self-starter, self-directed, detail-oriented, and possessing excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize responsibilities, and handle detailed job tasks with accuracy and efficiency to meet deadlines
  • Proven problem-solving skills with ability to develop and implement process improvement plans with a drive for quality outcomes
  • Editing and proofreading skills; ability to compose correspondence
  • Proficient use of computer software including spreadsheet and database development and management and familiarity with Web platforms and desktop publishing. Particular experience with Google Suites, including Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Slides and Gmail.
  • Knowledge of budget processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • 7+ years’ experience in executive administrative support 
  • Prior work experience in academic administrative setting in higher education

Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions

  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EOE, Including Disability / Vets

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66761392
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    North Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
  • Position Title: Administrative Director, Office of the Chief of Staff
  • Industry: Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function: Executive Assistant
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
Education / Teaching / Administration
North Chicago , IL , US

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