Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Fresno


Executive Assistant to the President - Confidential - Reedley College


$59,436.00 Annually


Reedley College, CA

Job Type



RC President's Office

Job Number



12/24/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

General Purpose

Undergeneral supervision,performs executive leveladministrativesupporttoaCollege President; serves as the first point of contact and oversees and administers operations of the Office of the President;interprets and explains policies;performs research and oversees small administrative projects;performsbudget development and trackingactivities;performs complex schedulingand calendaring;staffs committees;takesand posts agendas andminutes;regularly interacts with theChancellor's Office,Board of Trustees andelectedofficials;coordinatesevent logistics;and performsrelated duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

- Provides clerical and administrative support to the Office of the President; composes and prepares a wide variety of finished documents, which may include confidential correspondence and other material for signature by the President; prepares and maintains records for periodic or special reports and presentations; drafts President's Cabinet and Board of Trustee documents and reports; proofreads and checks typed and other materials for accuracy, completeness and compliance with District standards, policies and procedures; ensures materials, contracts, reports and documents for signature are accurate and complete.

- Relieves the President of administrative details by disseminating information and requests and taking follow up action; keeps the President informed of pertinent matters and may attend meetings with the President to obtain information as assigned; assists in ensuring the implementation and completion of projects; implements new and improved processes and systems.

- Serves as a clearinghouse for communications with District, college and community members and the public; prioritizes calls and requests; independently responds to visitors, phone calls, correspondence and email inquiries; provides information and handles issues that may require sensitivity, tact and independent judgment over the phone, in person and online; facilitates the completion of action items and the flow of information; researches requests or complaints and refers matters to the President or appropriate staff and/or takes or recommends actions to resolve issues.

- Acts as liaison in scheduling meetings and conferences with other Cabinet members, College leadership, District students and staff, committees, elected officials and the public; maintains a variety of calendars; tracks pending matters and contracts.

- Researches and gathers background materials and documents needed to brief the President, drafts recommendations and reports for committees, the Personnel Commission and the Board of Trustees; researches best practices, prior actions, student data and financial information and forwards to the President for review.

- Attends and provides administrative support to a variety of committees and other District meetings; participates in the preparation of the agenda, presentations and meeting packets; may take verbatim meeting notes or transcribe recordings; keeps minutes and records of assigned committees in accordance with the Brown Act; maintains committee records and disseminates and tracks all formal actions and outcomes.

- Organizes, maintains and updates confidential, specialized and technical files, documents and records including department personnel records; creates and maintains electronic and physical filing systems.

- Monitors multiple budgets from a variety of funding sources; tracks requests for payments and purchase orders; reviews travel and conference expense forms; participates in program evaluation and grant administration functions including basic grant writing, collecting program data and generating performance reports.

- Reviews incoming documents and Board reports for accuracy and compliance with applicable laws, rules and procedures; assists in the preparation and posting of Board agendas, recommendations, documents and minutes; may attend Board meetings and take minutes; updates and maintains college records and data on Board web pages.

- Provides input in selecting, training and providing day-to-day lead work guidance and direction to other staff; assigns, schedules and monitors work for completeness, accuracy and conformance with District, department and legal/regulatory requirements and standards; monitors workflow to ensure that mandated deadlines are being met in an optimal manner; provides information, instruction and training on work procedures and technical, legal and regulatory requirements.

- Provides input to the supervisor on employee work performance and behaviors; assists in ensuring a fair, open and inclusive work environment in accordance with the District's mission, goals and values.

- Coordinates personnel processes including for hiring and evaluation purposes; ensures accuracy of time cards and payroll processes; coordinates the timely resolution of employee grievance and discipline processes.

- Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.


- Provides backup for other departments or division office administrative support staff.

- Organizes a variety of formal and informal meetings and events including awards ceremonies, tours, receptions and conferences.

- Evaluates, enhances and documents office workflow, program operations, policies and procedures.

- Orders and replenishes an inventory of office materials and supplies.

- Represents the District on internal committees and task forces and with external groups and organizations.

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:

- Office administrative and management practices and procedures.

- Advanced principles, practices and techniques used in customer service, public relations and community outreach.

- Principles and practices of conflict resolution and crisis management.

- Methods, practices, procedures and requirements for drafting a wide variety of documents, reports, presentations, contracts, regulations and other policies.

- Basic research and analysis techniques.

- Provisions of the Brown Act and the Public Records Act.

- Bookkeeping and elementary accounting practices and procedures.

- District and college organization, program goals, objectives, policies, procedures and practices.

- District student recordkeeping practices and procedures for processing student information and interpreting input and output data.

- District payroll and general accounting systems operations, practices and procedures.

- Practices and techniques of sound business communication; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.

- District policies, procedures and rules regarding budgeting, purchasing and travel/training and expense reporting.

- Applicable sections of the California Education Code and federal, state and local laws and regulations.

- Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the assignment.

- Basic principles and practices of employee work guidance and direction.

- Personnel Commission Rules, Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

- Uses and operations of scanners, phone systems, computers, standard business software, and database and spreadsheet applications.

Skills and Abilities to:

- Assign and review the work of assigned staff.

- Manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities to meet the needs and expectations of the President, executives, Board of Trustees members, state officials and other constituencies.

- Communicate information accurately and effectively; understand requests for information or assistance; maintain a courteous and tactful manner when under pressure or in an antagonistic situation.

- Compose clear, concise and comprehensiveanalyses, correspondence, reports, studies, agreements, presentations and other written materials from brief instructions.

- Track and report statistical information utilizing complex spreadsheets and databases.

- Perform mathematical calculations; assist in monitoring departmental budgets.

- Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or adopt effective courses of action in accordance with established policies and procedures.

- Set priorities and exercise sound judgment within areas of responsibility.

- Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.

- Maintain confidentiality of District and student files and records.

- Effectively engage and support historicallyminoritizedgroups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.

- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

- Understand and follow written and oral instructions.

- Operate a computer and use standard business software.

- Type accurately at a speed necessary to meet the requirements of the position.

- Represent the District effectively in dealing with students, District leadership, community groups, and elected officials.

- Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, c

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