At Maryville University, we power dreams, not just degrees. Our vision is to be the innovative leader in higher education promoting a revolution in student learning that expands access and opportunities for all.
The Special Projects Manager, President's Office will support the work of the Chief of Staff and the operations of the President's Office. This work includes coordination of and collaboration on major office and University-wide initiatives and events, project management, information flow, and public relations in order to advance the goals and the strategic plan of the University. The successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students.
Assist the Chief of Staff with specialized and confidential duties for the Board of Trustees including assisting with planning and execution of meetings, responding to Trustee requests, and other related tasks
Represent the President's Office in coordinating a variety of in-person and virtual campus events including but not limited to convocations, commencement, and award ceremonies
Serves as a liaison or chair to high priority committees and projects; provide guidance and establish expectations to meet timelines and goals
Draft and disseminate communications to the campus community and Board of Trustees on behalf of the President's Office
Manage design, selection, and production of print materials and creative pieces sent from the President's Office
Provide crisis management support
Accurately represent the President's position and direction to other leaders
Represent the President's Office at meetings when President and Chief of Staff are unavailable
Prepare and/or contributes to the preparation of reports, proposals, briefings, and presentations
Carries out special projects as assigned
Serve on search committees as needed
Manage President's Office archives and record retention
Perform research and gather information to support projects and office needs
Provide backup support to the Executive Assistant to the President
Knowledge of Apple technology and Microsoft Office Suite
Prior experience in providing support to executive-level personnel
Experience in program or project management
Curiosity around emerging trends and aptitude for changing technology
Ability to exercise diplomacy, good judgment, discretion and maintain confidentiality at the highest level
Ability to work calmly under pressure and collaboratively within a team
Extraordinary organizational skills and appreciation for the challenges of supporting the work of the President's Office
Exceptional communication, writing, and editing skills; ability to compose and critique proper communications and other materials
Ability to prioritize, plan, coordinate and direct multiple projects and activities with varied deadlines
Ability to manage details, anticipate needs and maintain high standards of conduct
Ability to view projects and tasks through a strategic lens and with a future orientation
Seeks opportunities for improvement and innovation
Bias for execution and ability to drive others to produce results
Previous experience in higher education, government or similarly complex organization
Previous project management experience
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.