The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department currently employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.Our Laboratory Medicine Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Executive Assistant. This individual provides administration of the Academic Affairs functions and executive support for the Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine. The person in this role reports to the Chair of the Department with a collaborative reporting relationship to the Director of Finance & Administration of the Department of Laboratory Medicine. The Executive Assistant is responsible for the thorough understanding and interpretation of the Department, School of Medicine, and University policies for the administration of faculty academic personnel matters. This position is the primary point person for the Department in the administration of all academic affairs. The Assistant must be comfortable to speak for the Chair in his absence on matters within the position's scope.Accurately manages the office of the Chair, including management of time and schedules, requests that come in and the flow of information to and from the office. Provide advice to the Chair on faculty recruitment and promotion processes. Administer all required Academic Personnel processes in a confidential and discreet manner.Projects vary, but include independent organization and management of Department initiatives and events. These events may also include lectureships, providing staffing for school-wide committees when the Chair acts as a committee head. This individual must be able to manage these projects in light of all other priorities and keep them on time, on task and on budget.The individual in this position displays excellent contextual and strategic understanding of the priorities of the Chair's office and the Department and how these fit into the larger University. Additionally, this individual must exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills in many different contexts.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Education or a related field and at least two to three years of administrative experience. Minimum of two of these years should be in executive level administrative support to a senior administrator (Chair, Director, Dean's level). Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.