The Executive Assistant reports directly to the Dean to ensure administrative processes and office operations run smoothly in the Dean’s Office. Oversees daily administrative operations for the dean, including: Developing and implementing efficient and effective systems for managing information, projects and communications. Manages the dean’s calendar for on-campus meetings. Arranges UC Berkeley-required travel and accommodations and handles reimbursements for UC Berkeley-related expenses. Responds to inquiries form faculty, staff, students, and the public on behalf of the dean regarding organization operations, policies and procedures. Functions as gatekeeper to prioritize issues according to urgency and to allocate time for scheduled events, travel and meeting. Briefs the dean on deadlines and the status of pending issues. Drafts and coordinates dean’s Communications. Organizes ad hoc committees appointed by the dean on a broad range of issues. Takes meeting notes and follows up on action items. Investigates issues and problems, drafts and prepares responses to urgent requests. Prepares confidential reports and briefings. Makes high level contacts of sensitive nature, internally and externally, requiring discretion and diplomacy. Assists with planning, budgeting, and execution of a wide variety of events, from small donor dinners to large campus-wide events such as Commencement. Knowledge of and adherence to campus policies and protocols. Reports to the dean’s office MSO on campus-wide events and takes direction as needed. Assists with research and outreach for strategic initiatives, both academic and development to determine feasibility and procedures for advancing selected initiatives.