Job Posting

Administrative Assistant to the Dean, College of Health and Public Administration

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • Hybrid

Franklin University has a position available to support the Dean of the College of Health and Public Administration as an Administrative Assistant.  This individual will provide administrative support to the Dean and other faculty, including department chairs, on an as-needed basis. This includes skillfully compiling information for and preparing reports, drafting and sending miscellaneous professional correspondence, storing, retrieving and integrating information for dissemination, conducting small research projects, drafting and creating presentations, managing the calendar, scheduling meetings, event planning, budget tracking and other general office duties including ordering and maintaining office supplies.  Prepares and distributes minutes of meetings and ensures that action items are tracked and documents are archived.  Prepares travel authorizations, makes travel arrangements and completes expense reimbursements. Maintains electronic and hard copy files in an organized and logical manner.  Maintains decorum of the office by tactfully and diplomatically representing the Dean to others inside and outside the University when he is unavailable.  Builds and maintains positive relationships at all levels of the University.  Works collaboratively with other Administrative Assistants throughout the University to share best practices and support the overall needs of the University.  Takes initiative to increase knowledge of the College in order to be able to anticipate needs and recommend efficiencies.  Manages calendars and deadlines making sure the Dean and other faculty members are apprised of and adequately prepared for their calendar commitments.  Maintains tracking system to ensure deadlines for projects are met.  Demonstrates flexibility in prioritizing and reprioritizing work as deadlines and circumstances change.  Maintains sensitive information entrusted to them in a highly confidential manner and uses discretion in knowing how much information to share with various constituencies.  Plans various meetings and events and assists in on-boarding new faculty.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean, often in support of other faculty or administrative personnel working on priority projects.  Some evening/early morning hours may occasionally be required to support the needs of the University.

The college is home to two academic centers, the Center for Public Safety and Cybersecurity education and the Global Center for healthcare education.  The administrative assistant will assist the Dean and faculty and staff members involved in these centers with projects, events, and general activities of the center.  The centers have their own advisory boards of high-level field executives and a steering committee of faculty and staff that are involved in many internal and external partnership projects.  The assistant will help to support the mission and vision of the centers in support of the Dean, the college, and the university.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent progressive work experience is required.  This individual should be able to work with minimal supervision, anticipate the needs of the dean and faculty, have the ability to multi-task, be detail-oriented, dependable, and possess excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, while maintaining confidentiality.  We seek someone with strong writing and oral communication skills.  The successful candidate must have highly developed technical competence with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint (Access and other database experience is desired).  Must be highly skilled in preparing presentations, charts, and spreadsheets.  Prior experience working in higher education is desired and prior project management experience is strongly preferred.

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 50,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.