Apr 13, 2022

Chief of Staff in President’s Office

  • SUNY Buffalo State
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
Full-Time Administration Other administration

Job Description

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

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in higher education/executive office

Qualified applicants may apply online at https://jobs.buffalostate.edu/postings/6066

Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to respect for diversity and individual differences.



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