Assistant to the Deans

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University seeks an Assistant to the Deans. The person selected for this role will support the Assistant Dean of Students and Instruction, the Associate Dean for Faculty Development, the Associate Dean for Curriculum, and the Executive Assistant to the Dean. The individual in this position will provide a broad range of administrative and clerical support functions for the leadership of The John Glenn College of Public Affairs including scheduling, calendaring, and entering travel and purchase requests on behalf of the Deans. He or she will provide support on special projects assigned by the Executive Assistant to the Dean and assist in the Promotion and Tenure processes for the College. The Assistant to the Deans will act as a representative of the College to greet guests, alumni, students, faculty and staff visitors to the Deans' offices. The individual in this position will provide a professional and warm introduction to the College and foster relationships with a variety of stakeholders through prompt and friendly responses to inquiries and ongoing communications. The Assistant to the Deans will attend meetings when necessary and maintain records of various documents and processes. He or she will be responsible for composing correspondences, entering data, aiding with process improvement, and generating reports upon request. This individual will aid in the orientation of new faculty. He or she will act in accordance with University and College policies and procedures at all times. The Assistant to the Deans will manage all office needs and equipment and perform additional duties as assigned.

The Work Environment

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs is committed to inspiring and developing the next generation of public and nonprofit professionals who can handle complex issues and make change a reality in civic life. Ranked as the best in Ohio and #18 nationally among the 282 Public Affairs graduate schools in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report ratings, the Glenn College teaches its students how governments, nonprofits, and private firms can work together to serve the public and get results. The Glenn College is housed in Page Hall, a state-of-the-art building in the center of the University’s main campus in Columbus, Ohio.

The College is a fast-paced, professional, and highly-collaborative environment with staff and faculty who are committed to the mission of “Inspiring Citizenship, Developing Leadership,” and the core values of leadership, accountability, integrity, and support and collaboration. The College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. For more information about the Glenn College, please visit our website at

Columbus is the 14th largest city in the United States and offers many cultural and recreational amenities. It was recently rated by Forbes as the #1 opportunity city in the country and #7 in best cities for young professionals. Money Magazine rated it #3 for best cities for millennials. Ohio ranks #5 for states with the most Fortune 500 headquarters.

This position will report to the Executive Assistant to the Dean. Regular working hours will be Monday-Friday from approximately 8:00 am-5:00pm in Page Hall, and will require occasional weekend and evening hours and travel.

Experience Requirements

Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience, and a minimum of 2 years of experience supporting mid-level and/or upper-level leadership. Experience working in key Microsoft software such as Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word is required. This position will require completion of a successful background check. The individual in this position will need to have the ability to adapt and learn quickly, the ability to prioritize tasks, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. To be successful, candidates need to have comfort with ambiguity, strong organizational skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills and be detail-oriented.

Desired Requirements

Highly desirable candidates will have experience working in higher education and experience working with diverse populations. Experience with The Ohio State University’s purchasing and travel systems as well as policies and procedures is highly valued. Knowledge of the Promotion and Tenure process is preferred.

To Apply

Please visit and submit application materials by April 21st at 11:59pm to be considered for this opportunity.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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