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Assistant to the Dean of the School of Speech Language Pathology

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Work type: Regular
Location: Calabasas Campus
Categories: Administrative/Office Support

The Assistant to the Dean of the School of Speech Language Pathology will provide administrative support to the dean, while also supporting the administrative needs of the developing school and academic programs. In turn, the school will advance the University’s mission and strategic plan by developing skilled healthcare professionals who seek to lead while serving our communities and the world. In supporting the college in achieving its mission, the Assistant will advance Pepperdine’s mission and strategic plan.


  • Responsible for management of the Dean of the School of Speech Language Pathology's calendar, requiring interaction with both internal and external executives, assistants, and consultants, to coordinate a variety of meetings. Maintain recurring administrative calendars and coordinate timing of action items for time-sensitive projects. Coordinate travel arrangements, lunches, meetings, and events on behalf of the Dean.
  • Conduct a wide range of administrative tasks: Organize and maintain files; Process vendor payments, credit card billing, and reconciliations; Maintain and ensure the confidential and accurate storing and handling of faculty contracts, performance evaluations, and other related records; Formulate and maintain spreadsheets and databases; Draft memoranda and reports; Prepare for meetings, including catering and meal requests.
  • Manage office communications: e-mail, telephone calls, and incoming and outgoing correspondence, applying technological support solutions to improve efficiencies.
  • Plan and monitor special projects for the Dean, proactively researching and determining available resource requirements; utilizing appropriate technologies/methodologies to help administratively support project completion.
  • Responsible for researching, developing, reviewing, and editing presentations, preparing documents, writing and editing reports, benchmarking, and researching data for presentations, conferences, seminars, and reports.
  • Support the broader administrative functions of the College of Health Science during its development, including providing administrative support to college staff and personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The College of Health Science is in its initial stages of development. As needs arise, the director must be adaptable and adept at responding to unexpected requests and responsibilities should they arise.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor's degree. Strong interpersonal communication skills; Strong administrative support skills; Strong computer skills; Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform work while under pressure; Ability to proactively address issues and take initiative and ownership of projects; Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive matters; Ability to work effectively with University administrators, Regents, faculty, staff, students, vendors, attorneys, and government officials.

Preferred: Two or more years of experience in an office setting and/or administrative position. Familiarity with Pepperdine University and its Christian mission.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Regular, Nonexempt, 40 hour per week position.

Expected Pay Range: $26.44 - $29.80 per hour 

The above pay range reflects what Pepperdine University reasonably expects to pay for this position at time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on relevant factors such as work experience, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. In addition to base pay, Pepperdine offers a robust and highly competitive benefits package.

Pepperdine is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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