Position Title: Senior Executive Assistant and Project Coordinator
Department: Director’s Office
Supervisor: Executive Director
Grade: 55, non-exempt, non-union
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Dumbarton Oaks is a research institute, museum, and historic garden of Harvard University, located in Washington, D.C. The institute and its collections focus on the fields of Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies. The Senior Executive Assistant supports the Director of Dumbarton Oaks, who is also a faculty member at Harvard University. The position serves as the public face of the Director’s Office with multiple stakeholders, including Harvard, other national and international universities and research institutes, and the D.C. diplomatic community. The position reports to the Director and Executive Director of Dumbarton Oaks.
Duties and Responsibilities
Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Administrative support experience required. A minimum of three years of experience. Proficiency in standard office software.
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. Experience supporting a senior executive at the CEO or tenured faculty level. Knowledge of Spanish, Greek, or other European languages. Experience in a coordinating or supporting role within an academic environment. Superior organizational skills, confident multi-tasking, proven ability to track details closely. Excellent customer service. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to respond to last-minute changes in schedules, and independently make appropriate adjustments to workflow. Ability to track and bring projects to completion with minimal supervision. Ability to establish professional relationships with colleagues across all levels of seniority with poise and tact. Sound judgment, a high-level of discretion and the ability to handle confidential information.
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