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Executive Assistant to the General Counsel

The College of Southern Maryland

Job Title: Executive Assistant to the General Counsel
Job Location: La Plata , MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Other Administrative Positions
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2017-08-21
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Executive Assistant to the General Counsel

The College of Southern Maryland

Tracking Code FY18-09

Job Description

The executive assistant manages the GCO area-wide office, is responsible for all administrative duties within that office, and provides paralegal and legal secretarial support for the General Counsel. The position reports to the General Counsel but also works closely with, and provides administrative support for, the Executive Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (PSD) and the Executive Director of Risk Management and Compliance.  This position serves as cost center manager for the General Counsel Division and the Public Safety Department.


The work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


College of Southern Maryland conducts background checks in order to ensure the safety and well-being of the college's staff and students. The final candidate for this position will be subject to the following background checks: Criminal History Check.


This position is open until filled. For best consideration, apply by 11:59 pm EST Thursday, 08/31/17. The College of Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


Job Requirements

Required Skills

  • Associates degree required (or equivalent).
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in an administrative support capacity. Three (3) years’ experience providing executive level administrative support preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years office management experience during which the candidate had primary responsibility for the organization and daily operation of the office including the monitoring of fiscal records.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel spreadsheets, current operating systems and current web browsers, web posting.
  • Excellent knowledge of rules of grammar and punctuation; excellent spelling ability.
  • Proficiency in proofing and editing documents and correspondence.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to function independently.
  • High degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Capacity and willingness to accept duties with initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Previous experience and/or training as a legal secretary, legal assistant, paralegal, or knowledge of legal, legislative research and documents preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of web page development preferred.
  • Demonstrated skill with budget preparation and management.
  • Ability to analyze data and prepare reports (e.g. cost center projections, help with work schedules, key inventory, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with a broad range of constituents including the President, Board members and college staff and faculty.


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