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Chief of Staff to the Dean

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job location: Charlottesville, VA Employment Type: Full-time Posted data: 2019-04-22 Req: R0005331 The University of Virginia School of Law seeks a Chief of Staff to the Dean. This is a new, strategic position within the Dean's Office reporting directly to the Dean. The Chief of Staff will support the Dean in a wide range of duties with the goal of reducing the burden on the Dean of day-to-day tasks and creating adequate time for the Dean to focus on comprehensive planning and major priorities. The Chief of Staff will create an environment for the Dean in which the time, leadership, and influence of the Dean and her senior leadership team are used to the greatest possible effect. The Law School serves a diverse and varied group of internal and external constituents-including students, faculty, staff, alumni, colleagues at the University, and members of the legal profession-and the Chief of Staff will need to work effectively across these different communities. Job Duties: Manage internal and external requests to the Dean and use discretion to help determine and prioritize which matters need the Dean's direct attention. Respond to or oversee transfer of matters to others as appropriate. Use appropriate project management tools to track all matters in order to ensure follow through and resolution. Oversee management of the Dean's calendar and work with administrative staff in the Dean's Office to ensure that the Dean's meetings are effective with appropriate preparation, realistic objectives, and clear action items. This may involve querying and working with stakeholders, guiding others in their preparation for their interactions with the Dean, preparing agendas or briefing materials for the Dean, and monitoring progress and achievement of action items. Write and prepare speeches, correspondence, presentations, talking points, proposals, award nominations, and reports for the Dean. Develop an understanding of the Dean's communication style and reflect that style in the different materials prepared. As requested, and involving key stakeholders as appropriate, research issues for the Dean and prepare summary reports and recommendations. Many of these projects will involve issues and trends in legal education, legal practice, and higher education in the United States and abroad. Work closely with the Dean and other Law School leaders on projects and issues of significant importance to the school and that help advance institutional priorities. Collaborate with Law School faculty and staff to ensure timely planning and execution of priorities. Handle special projects, oversight of administrative staff, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. J.D. or other graduate degree strongly preferred. At least five years of relevant experience or a graduate degree plus two years of relevant experience required. Experience in higher education a plus. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Strong analytical, project management, and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills; ability to work with diverse constituencies. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously with attention to detail and a high level of excellence and professionalism. Flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity. Willingness to handle both complex and mundane matters. Ability to combine strategic thinking with operational follow-through. Demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively. Tact, discretion, and experience handling highly confidential and sensitive information. Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure with professionalism. Full proficiency with standard office software (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). TO APPLY PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS : Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for " Chief of Staff" . Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS : Please visit UVA job board , (Requisition number R0005331) complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. For questions about the application process, please contact Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor, The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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