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Executive Assistant

The University of Iowa
Job Location:
Iowa City
Executive Assistants

The University of Iowa Law Library is seeking an organized and people-focused Executive Assistant to join our expanding team. The successful candidate will join a high-functioning and ambitious team in one of the largest, most comprehensive academic law libraries in the country. 

Reporting to the Director, the Executive Assistant is responsible for providing administrative, budgetary, and operational support within the Law Library.

Specific Job Duties and Tasks:

  • Serving as the point person for administrative and organizational support.
  • Assisting in maintaining a highly effective workplace culture, especially in the hiring and onboarding process.
  • Acting as point person on facilities projects and issues/concerns.
  • Directing and managing law library events, providing logistical and communications support to the Director; and assisting in the development and deployment of the strategic plan and associated initiatives. 
  • This position requires adaptability, flexibility, attention to detail, responsiveness, and the ability to organize and manage a wide range of tasks. Additionally, as a supporting member of the Administrative Team and back-up for some duties of the Administrative Services Manager, a high level of discretion and confidentiality are required. 

The Executive Assistant’s role will include operational, information, and communication management; human resources; financial responsibilities; and strategic planning. This position is not eligible for remote work. 

To obtain the full job description including key areas of responsibility, technical competencies, and desirable qualifications, please contact

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of work experience in a professional setting, administration, or administrative support, preferably in an academic setting. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, professionalism, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.

Desired Qualifications 

  • Ability to manage projects and balance competing priorities. 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Experience with technology tools, including the Microsoft suite of tools and web content management systems.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and/or formal training in project management, workflow optimization, or continued quality improvement. 
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