Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Chief of Staff in President’s Office.
The Chief of Staff is an integral member of the President’s Office and senior leadership team, reporting directly to the President. The Chief of Staff provides leadership and operational oversight to the Office of the President in fulfilling the college’s mission and goals. Under direction of the President, plans key meetings and projects, liaisons between the President and key internal and external groups, oversees presidential special events, project management including budget oversight and oversees significant communication with campus constituents and key stakeholders.
Promotes a positive image of the college at all times to all internal and external audiences.
Serves as a liaison between the President and other campus administrators
Is the primary contact between the college and campus administrators, College Council members, SUNY trustees and SUNY staff
Supports the President, as needed, on national and regional commitments
Develops, coordinates, and/or represents the President on key campus wide events or special presidential events
Coordinates with campus communication offices as needed
Coordinates and interprets policy decisions and documents that serve the public mission of the college
Safeguards the confidentiality of the institution and exercises appropriate discretion in handling matters, records, information of a confidential nature
Facilitates and coordinates College Council meetings and key committee meetings
Coordinates, oversees, and manages the flow of incoming and outgoing communications including prioritizing requests to the President for engagement, presentations, and participation
Effectively plans meetings with the President and works collaboratively with the Assistant to the President to schedule meetings and events
Attends all board, cabinet, and special meetings (as assigned) to record, document and maintain a record of essential elements of such meetings
Handles the financial records for the Office of the President and insures on time payment of bills as necessary
Composes, edits, and proofs a wide variety of materials required by the President
Represents the President as needed on a wide variety of programs, projects, and ceremonies
Evidence of the ability to handle high level and sensitive confidential information with the highest integrity
Ability to multi-task and to respond quickly to changing priorities and emerging situations
Strong attention to detail and excellent organizations skills
Strong professional oral and written skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Excellent computer/technology skills and ability to continue to learn emerging technology
Experience supervising others and setting high performance expectations
Demonstrated experience managing high profile, significant, and confidential matters
Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, examining studies and researching projects and conducts fact-finding on sensitive matters
The evolution of learning communities in higher education during the last decade is one of the most exciting, academically challenging, student friendly developments in years. Learning communities are academically challenging and extremely rewarding.
At Buffalo State, a learning community is a block of courses that explores a complex theme through four or five classes. The faculty work to demonstrate how their particular course reflects the theme and connects to learning in other courses. Students take all of these courses together and form friendships that last beyond graduation.
Equally as important, students learn material at a deeper level because they spend more time discussing ideas and working to master the lessons.