ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIR
University of Washington Seattle, WA Full-time Education
Posted on March 11, 2020
|Department:||ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING|
|Job Location:||Seattle Campus|
|Closing Info:||Open Until Filled|
|Salary:||Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.|
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington - a top ranked research and education program located on the main UW Seattle Campus – is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team. At UW ECE, we cultivate innovation and inspire through high-impact research. We educate and develop tomorrow’s leaders to help solve the world’s biggest challenges.
Comprised of over 50 tenured/tenure track, research and teaching faculty and more than 900 students across our four programs, ECE is the largest degree producer and second largest department in the UW College of Engineering. We work on cutting edge projects that address complex world challenges in health, energy, technology and the environment and have led to significant research and education grants.
We strive to build and maintain a culturally diverse community and encourage applications from women and minority candidates. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.
The ECE Department currently has an exciting opening for our Assistant to the Chair Role. The primary purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive administrative and operational support to our Department Chair. Under direction from the Department Chair, this position manages all faculty related human resources management, such as faculty hiring, appointment/reappointment processing, summer hiatus etc. Will also provide administrative and operational support to the Administrator as needed. Use independent judgment and decision-making skills in the management of the activities of the Chair and in meeting departmental priorities. Field questions based on knowledge of the Chair's views and the current aims and mission of the department. Use discretion and diplomacy in expressing the views of the Chair, and deal with all issues in a confidential and discrete manner. Research and track the Chair's requests of action on on-going projects and assignments. Keeps the Chair up-to-date on all issues and activities of current interest and concerns regarding the department, College of Engineering and University.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT - 90%
-Prepare supportive background materials for the meetings and provide relevant background details.
-Prepare travel folder with necessary and helpful documents for Chair’s travel.
-Prepare and submit all necessary travel reimbursements for the Chair.
-With approval from the Chair, send from Chair@ece.uw.edu
-Using Interfolio to post the job, and assign review committee.
-Bi-weekly faculty meeting (agendas, power point slides, faculty votes, etc.)
-ECE ExComm and Sr. Leadership meetings (monthly)
-ECE Advancement Meeting (Chair, Assoc. Chair for Advancement, Administrator, COE-ECE Advancement team)
-Monthly Dean/Chair Meeting (managed by COE)
-Monthly Chair/ Senior Director of Finance and Administration (managed by COE)
-Provide faculty members with the appropriate format to update their CVs for the meetings.
-Collect updated CVs from all faculty members prior to merit review meetings.
CROSS-TRAINING/SKILL ENHANCEMENT - 10%
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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