Founded more than a century ago and located in Saratoga Springs, NY, Skidmore is a highly regarded liberal arts college known for its creative approaches to just about everything. Its vibrant campus is home to a diverse student body of 2,400 students from 50 countries and all 50 states.
The Executive Director of the Office of the President and Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives reports to Skidmore’s President. It is a position of visibility that will handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, blending long-term projects with the urgency of immediate demands. The Executive Director will support the President on a wide range of important institutional matters including assisting with project planning, strategic initiatives, presidential communications and campus priorities. It will oversee the operations of the President’s office including the management of budget and staff.
This position requires a very special professional, an individual who is highly collaborative, with outstanding diplomatic, analytical and organizational skills. Further, it requires superb oral and written communication skills, critical thinking capability and attentiveness to detail.
Additionally, it requires a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience that involves office management and the development of systems and procedures. Significant experience working in a college or university setting is strongly preferred. A proven ability to work with diverse individuals is essential. A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree or other advanced academic or professional degree preferred.
Skidmore is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relating to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
In your letter of application, please address the skills and professional experiences that have prepared you for this position. Please include your resume and list of references and submit online at: