Executive Assistant - Lasell College in Newton Massachusetts

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Lasell College

Newton, Massachusetts 02466

United States


Detailed Job Description

Executive Assistant, Office of the President

Lasell College located in Newton, Massachusetts invites applications for the position of Executive Assistant, Office of the President.

The Executive Assistant provides a wide range of administrative, clerical, and operational support services to the President, Vice President/Special Assistant to the President (VP/SAP), and Board of Trustees.  Serving as the initial point of contact, the Executive Assistant interacts regularly with faculty, staff, students, alumni, neighbors, and others from outside the College community.  This position holds a great amount of responsibility and requires a high degree of confidentiality, diplomacy and occasional flexibility in work hours. The Executive Assistant may be responsible for supervising student assistant(s).


Reporting to the VP/SAP, the Executive Assistant is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to: 

  • Working closely with the VP/SAP to ensure efficient and effective management of the President’s calendar, travel, correspondence, and reports, with the goal of optimizing efficiency in the President’s schedule.
  • Collaborating with personnel in Development and Business Offices to facilitate registration and reporting of fundraising activities in other states.
  • Partnering with the VP/SAP and the Archivist to manage official documents and files preserved in the College’s archives.
  • Maintaining accurate and current information on Office of the President and Board of Trustees websites.
  • Serving as the main point of contact for the President’s office; overseeing office correspondence, responding appropriately and in a timely manner to US mail and electronic communications, and typing and editing dictations.
  • Monitoring president@lasell.edu email communications and assisting the VP/SAP with responses as necessary.
  • Coordinating all aspects of meeting arrangements, and compiling, transcribing, and distributing minutes of various meetings as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in higher education.
  • Working knowledge of computers and general proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity with Salesforce and PowerCampus a plus.
  • Command of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and correct use of the English language.
  • Excellent interpersonal, intuition, organizational, and oral/written communication skills required.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to handle multiple concurrent assignments.
  • Requires ability to exercise exceptional discretion, confidentiality, and judgment in dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to assess and resolve problems and/or redirect as appropriate.
  • Initiative, creativity, resourcefulness, sense of humor, and the ability to think independently are essential characteristics of the person in this position.

Lasell College offers a competitive salary and benefits package for eligible employees.  This includes but is not limited to outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, a 403B with a matching contribution after one year of service, tuition benefits and more.  

Interested candidates should follow the link on the right and upload a cover letter, resume, and the information of three (3) references using the form provided, or email these documents to employment@lasell.edu using only the job title as it appears as the subject.

Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell College is an equal opportunity employer.


Keyword Phrases

  • Executive Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Admin. Assistant
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: At least 5 years
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter