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Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of HR

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University has an opening for an Administrative Assistant who will provide high-level assistance to our Executive Director of Human Resources.  He/she will assist the Executive Director with strategic initiatives, planning and orchestration.  This role will also provide staff support to the department.

Specific responsibilities include:   ensuring confidentiality of sensitive documents, information and correspondence; maintaining the Executive Director’s calendar and assisting with planning; drafting correspondence; creating agendas and taking meeting minutes; reviewing phone messages and email; prioritizing items; managing the departmental budget; providing committee support; coordinating materials for meetings and training sessions (scheduling conference rooms, coordinating food and logistics); providing regular updates regarding progress on initiatives; providing administrative support for the Succession Planning process and other special projects; managing the training database; paying invoices, reconciling the Executive Director’s corporate credit card and expense reports; booking travel and hotel arrangements, as needed; planning departmental retreats; and serving as the communication liaison for the department.

We seek someone with a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of previous experience providing proactive support as an administrative assistant.  The selected individual will have intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills with aptitude to learn additional technology.  He/she will be an ambassador for the Executive Director providing Red Carpet Service on behalf of the University.  The position requires a results-driven professional with strong attention to detail and highly developed organizational skills who follows-up and takes ownership of the work.  Prior experience as an executive assistant would be a plus in this position.

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 45,000 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.