Executive Assistant

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC (2 hours from Chapel Hill).

The Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is a freestanding research institute that is approximately 2 hours from Chapel Hill (20 minutes from Charlotte). It is part of a major collaborative effort (funded by the State of North Carolina) between UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, NC Agricultural and Technical University, NC Central University, and North Carolina State University.

The Nutrition Research Institute focuses on using cutting edge genomic and metabolomic biotechnology to develop innovative approaches to understanding the role of diet and activity in normal brain development, the prevention of cancer, and the prevention and treatment of other chronic diseases.

This position serves as the Director’s executive assistant and gatekeeper (i.e. protecting the Director’s time). This position is designed to manage the complex and varied tasks associated with supporting the work of the Director of the Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis. This includes drafting correspondence, memos, and reports, managing the Director’s calendar, handling travel arrangements, formatting and compiling information for research proposals, tracking lab and trust fund expenditures, drafting IRB and FDA IND applications, as well as interfacing with the public, General Administration, and other institutes and research centers at the NC Research Campus.

This position must exercise responsibility for administering budgets, formatting documents to specific standards, creating PowerPoint presentations, and developing other educational and public relations materials necessary for the Director’s outreach efforts. This position independently researches and compiles information affecting organizational goals and objectives and Director’s decision-making needs.

This position supports the Director’s teaching responsibilities. This position posts syllabi and assignments, responds to emails, reserves rooms and equipment, and liaises between the Director and students.

High school diploma or equivalency and three years of progressively responsible administrative/office management experience; or Associate’s degree in secretarial science, business administration, or a related discipline and one year of progressively responsible administrative/office management experience ; or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business administration or a related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Demonstrated able to problem-solve
• Demonstrated ability to multitask
• Demonstrated ability to work with limited supervision
• Previous experience making travel arrangements and coordinating detailed trip logistics
• Previous experience managing a complex schedule
• Previous experience in event planning

Previous experience working in a research setting
Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally

To learn about this position or to apply, visit: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/131661

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.