Carlow University invites applications for the
position of Special Assistant to the President for Board and
Governmental/Community Relations. This person works closely with the
President on a wide variety of administrative and executive duties, special projects,
and initiatives involving the President’s Office and its
priorities. These include promoting and supporting the mission and
values of Carlow University; serving as Secretary to the Board of Trustees and
its governance; functioning as representative for governmental relations and
other key community relations; overseeing the administrative, operational, and
financial affairs of the Office of President; developing and coordinating
special and high-priority projects and initiatives; handling questions,
concerns, issues and requests on the President’s behalf as directed; serving as
an advisor to the President on various operational issues; coordinating
communications and preparing special correspondence; and serving as a liaison
to the Carlow University Board of Trustees and a variety of internal and
as Secretary to the Board of Trustees and works closely with the President in
Board-related communications and initiatives.
the President to various constituencies, both internal and external, to include
local, state and regional governmental officials and groups with respect to the
University’s involvement in research, strategic efforts and initiatives and
the University as needed both locally and regionally as well as keep abreast of
local, state and regional events and issues relative to Carlow University’s
special projects and programs as initiated by the President to include the President’s
in coordination with other offices for special events and functions of the
Office of the President as directed by the President.
closely with the University Communications staff on message strategies and
consistency, and assists in preparation and coordination of special
correspondence for the President as requested
the President and appropriate members of the Cabinet with the coordination,
facilitation, and advancement of University priorities and other initiatives
involving the University's relationship with local, state and/or regional
agencies, representatives, their staff members, and committees.
the President in managing priorities to maximize these relationships with the
Board, donors, alumni, students, and other key groups and individuals, under
the direction and coordination of the President.
queries, questions, concerns, and requests on behalf of the President working
to solve problems, mediate disputes, and work proactively with issues and
and assists the President in carrying out the mission of the University.
minimum of seven (7) years professional administration experience supporting
senior level managers required.
supporting senior level managers in higher education or related environment
and external relations experience preferred.
to operate flexibly and consistently in working with the President.
to represent the President in making decisions that require mature judgment.
knowledge of policies, operations, and practices in higher education is
in prioritizing workflow, managing resources, and overseeing financial and
and proven project management competencies.
oriented in coordinating activities.
organizational and time management skills.
written and oral communication skills.
to collect and analyze data and information, draw conclusions, and produce
reports and recommendations.
to maintain strict confidentiality with personnel matters and sensitive
Carlow University employees commit themselves to the
highest standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity,
treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's
resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality,
and to comply with legal and professional obligations.
Send cover letter and resume to HR1@carlow.edu.
Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is
inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community.