Widener University is seeking an Administrative Assistant in the Office of the President. Reporting to the Director of Administrative Operations, this role is responsible for providing high-level support to all colleagues in the President's Office. This role will ensure critical processes and communications in support of the president and key members of the executive leadership team. Working with a high level of professionalism, attention to detail, process management, discretion, and confidentiality, this newly -created position will support the Chief Diversity Officer, among other colleagues in the Office of the President, focusing on event and meeting planning and management and general administrative tasks.
The President's Office has five team members - President Stacey Robertson, Chief Diversity Officer Micki Davis, Vice President and Chief of Staff Katie Herschede, Vice President for Enrollment Joe Howard, and Executive Administrator Kristen Quinn. As a new member of this team, you can expect to enjoy an exceptionally high degree of camaraderie, trust, productivity, efficiency, and commitment to excellence. The team is dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and to supporting students to achieve their highest aspirations.
The members of the team prioritize our mission of "empowering our community of learners to discover and create better futures" with a focus on agility and creating an exceptional student experience. Our team members enjoy a high level of creativity and autonomy in our office.
Why work at Widener? At Widener University, we strive to deliver a comprehensive benefit package developed to attract and retain talent. We offer employees the opportunity to participate in a variety of benefit program including health & welfare, retirement accounts, tuition programs at Widener University, life insurance, paid time off, and flexible work arrangements for many roles. This role has the potential for occasional flexible work once team member is onboarded.
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Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.
Successful candidates must share Widener's commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world.
Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.
Widener University requires all prospective employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated (including booster) against COVID-19 prior to employment or apply and be approved for a medical/religious exemption. Offers may be rescinded if new employee does not provide proof of being fully vaccinated in a timely manner.
Some positions may be eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement that may include a partially or fully remote work location, consistent with Widener's Flexible Work policy.
Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at