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Administrative Assistant for the VP for Advancement
Date Posted 03/31/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant to support the Vice President for Advancement. This position is a senior administrative role that provides organizational and planning support for the VP and the VP’s team by proactively managing administrative details, schedules, events, and phone/email correspondence. The position also serves as a liaison and primary point of contact for the VP’s office with other university offices, the university’s Board of Trustees, students, faculty and staff as well as external partners.

  • Coordinates the calendar, travel arrangements, and activities for the VP and the VP’s office.
  • Briefs the VP on a regular basis and additionally as needed regarding calendar, events, requests, meetings, and correspondence as well as other key matters.
  • Coordinates meeting plans, event logistics, and communications related to the Board of Trustees, benefactors, and alumni.
  • Assists with the implementation and set-up for key university events including convocations, graduations, and other ceremonies.
  • Manages the operations of the VP’s office to include reviewing budgets, reconciling invoices and credit card statements, ordering supplies and scheduling. 
  • Supports other annual processes for the VP’s office, such as year-end reports and other announcements and seasonal events.
  • Other duties as assigned or at the direction of the President as needed.
Essential Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability to proactively anticipate needs and with a sense of urgency act to coordinate people, places, and things to meet those needs.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Sound professional judgement and ethical decision making.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products, database utilization, and report generation.
  • Proficiency drafting professional correspondence.
  • Confidentiality, discretion, learning agility, and flexibility.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Associate’s degree preferred, or commensurate level of experience.
  • Experience in higher education strongly preferred.
  • Experience tracking data such as budgets, donor/benefactor information, and other metrics.
  • At least 5 years of experience providing administrative support to C-level professionals.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Megan Sadowski, Assistant Vice President for Advancement Services
Contact Email
Position Full-time
Contract Length
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.