Assistant to the Vice President of SEES – Old Dominion University – Norfolk, VA

Provide direct executive level administrative support to the Vice President for Student Engagement and Enrollment Services. Review, summarize, prioritize and expedite daily workflow and assist in carrying out the broad management functions required by the Vice President.

Type of Recruitment Knowledge, skills and abilities

Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously while producing quality work. Demonstrated ability to draft and prepare correspondence, reports, special projects, spreadsheets, agendas and minutes. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with professional and para-professional staff, University officials, external agencies and variety of individuals who may seek this office for assistance. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and plan executive level administrative support activities. Demonstrated ability to independently initiate and carry out projects. Demonstrated knowledge of modern office practices and procedures. Sound critical thinking skills for independent decision making and problem solving. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to promote efficient workflow. Demonstrated ability to interpret policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to coordinate meetings, schedules and travel arrangements. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.

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Education or training


Level and type of experience

Considerable experience as an administrative assistant supporting a mid to high level administrator. Extensive experience using Microsoft Office software and database applications.

Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification

Associate’s Degree in Business Administration or related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience working in a college or university setting. Knowledge of Old Dominion University policies and procedures. Experience with Banner Student Information System.

Conditions of Employment

In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel. Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel.

Given the nature of the positions in Student Engagement & Enrollment Services that provide support to student services and/or student-centered programs, the employee occupying this position may be required to work during a university closing as directed by his or her supervisor. These instances may include working from a remote location (i.e. telework, etc.).

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Salary commensurate with education and experience

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Job Open To

General Public

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Close Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions Summary


Criminal Background Check

The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.

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It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at (757) 683-3141.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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