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University of Utah College of Law Dean's Executive Assistant in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/06/2024

Requisition Number PRN38781B

Job Title Executive Assistant

Working Title College of Law Dean's Executive Assistant

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

The Dean’s Office has adopted a hybrid office model, and this position may have flexibility to work from home on certain days. Please note that accompanying the Dean to offsite events and meetings is required, and on occasion, will involve working after regular business hours and travel.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00096 - College of Law - Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 - 60000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The SJ Quinney College of Law is a top 30 Law School. Our comparatively small class size and above average faculty to student ratio creates an excellent learning environment for our students. The position of Executive Assistant (EA) to the College of Law (CoL) Dean is a vital role in our staff complement, working in tandem with the Executive Assistant to the Associate Deans and the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff and will actively participate as part of the CoL staff Administrative Resource Team. A successful candidate will have a strong administrative background, proven ability to proactively manage multiple priorities and deadlines, clarity of vision in overseeing and maintaining a nuanced calendar and travel schedule for the Dean, excellent communication skills and a background interacting with a wide variety of stakeholders. This position requires flexibility, confidentiality, and respectful interactions with all parties with a strong emphasis on collaboration and knowledge sharing. The Executive assistant to the Dean reports with a dotted line to the Dean of the College of Law and the Chief of Staff, and will work directly with students, staff, and faculty. Frequent collaboration with local and national business partners, academic stakeholders, both internal and external to the University of Utah, and local and national legal communities, including CoL alum, donors, and friends. The Dean’s Office has adopted a hybrid office model, and this position may have flexibility to work from home on certain days. Please note that accompanying the Dean to offsite events and meetings is required and this will involve working after regular business hours and occasional travel.


  • Organize and schedule the Dean’s calendar and travel.

  • Assist other administrators that travel with the Dean when needed.

  • Draft and disseminate various forms of communication using Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as conducting research using the internet and various social media platforms.

  • Assist with scheduling, planning, and coordinating professional events and programs, independently or in conjunction with appropriate stakeholders, such as large conferences, workshops, speaker events, and committee meetings.

  • Perform and/or coordinate various front office duties including greeting visitors, answering phones, ordering supplies, maintaining physical and electronic files, serving as gatekeeper for the Dean.

  • Provide professional communications on behalf of the Dean to various internal and external stakeholders.

  • Resolves a variety of complex administrative problems for faculty, staff, students

  • As the Dean’s representative, assists with faculty meetings, faculty hiring, and faculty votes.

  • Researches, analyzes and prepares administrative oversite for faculty and staff meetings as needed.

  • Represents the Dean at meetings as required.

  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.


Familiar and confident working with senior and director level management is typical of an executive level work environment. A successful candidate relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complex tasks with little or no supervision or direction. Responsive to challenging situations quickly and professionally. Collaborates professionally with other staff members to resolve issues and maintain or improve processes.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking. Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Health Care Administration or a related field, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Two years office management and supervisory experience, demonstrated knowledge of finance and budgeting, and public relations skills required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


  • Team-centric collaborator

  • Intermediate to advanced experience using Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, the internet, and social media platforms.

  • Ability to work quickly and independently with minimal supervision

  • Ability to multi-task and work with several recurring deadlines

  • Detail-oriented and solution-based thinking

  • Uses good judgment, tact, diplomacy, and discretion

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Familiarity/adaptability with computer software and teaching and learning tech

  • Strong project management and interpersonal skills

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Occasional travel and working after hours to attend events, meetings, and ceremonies are required.

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

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