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Administrative Assistant to the VP and Dean, I4

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University has an opening for an Administrative Assistant to the VP and Dean, International Institute for Innovative Instruction (I4).  The Administrative Assistant will support the VP and Dean by managing, organizing, scheduling and maintaining administrative functions including calendar management, scheduling meetings with individuals both inside and outside the University, crafting agendas, preparing meeting minutes, managing the VP and Dean's email, arranging travel, event planning including logistics and refreshments, preparation of departmental reports and other duties as assigned by the VP and Dean.  The position requires someone who can, over time, come to anticipate the VP and Dean's needs and must always maintain information in strictest confidence.  

We seek someone with highly developed relationship building skills, internal and external to the University, who is extremely organized and has 3-5 years of previous experience as an Administrative Assistant to serve in this key role.  A Bachelor's degree is required and prior experience in higher education is strongly preferred. The selected individual will be team-oriented, have a strong customer service orientation, and possess the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.  The position also requires someone with strong attention to detail who can work with minimal supervision and is available to work hours outside of normal business hours as needed.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to anticipate client needs and host executives and officials from other countries.

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.