St Edwards University
  • PRES - President's Office
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Chief of Staff

Office of the President

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of the Chief of Staff is a key member of the Office of the President, supporting the President in the day- to-day operations, managing special projects and assisting senior leadership in fulfilling the university's mission and strategic goals. This position supervises and works collaboratively with the Executive Assistant to the President.

For consideration, this position requires a Bachelor's Degree in business, communications, higher education, or a related field, with a minimum of five (5) years of experience supporting executive leadership. Strong managerial and team building skills, and demonstrated ability to motivate colleagues to achieve area priorities are necessary. Demonstrated experience in exercising judgment, project planning and goal accomplishment with a wide degree of professional maturity and discretion expected. General understanding of the external environment and how it affects academia, including political, legal, environmental, educational, financial and social influences is beneficial. The Chief of Staff must demonstrate a proven ability to multi-task while managing many fast-paced and high-profile projects.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Support the President and senior leadership team and collaborate with individuals across campus through strong coordination and with clear understanding of the university's mission, vision and goals to actively drive the strategic plan forward
  • Ensure the President has information necessary to make informed decisions
  • Prepare the agenda, record minutes and assist with follow-up actions for the President's Cabinet meetings
  • Coordinate all events sponsored by the Office of the President
  • Support the leaders of the university's Strategic Plan 2027 by preparing the agenda, recording minutes and assisting with follow-up actions for the Strategic Plan Implementation Leadership Committee
  • Manage the day-to-day operations, ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and optimized resources, including the management of the budget for the Office of the President
  • Liaison with the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students, alumni and external stakeholders ensuring accurate and timely flow of information to and from the Office of the President
  • Provide program support activities for the Board of Trustees including scheduling and staffing three annual Board meetings, ongoing committee meetings and correspondence
  • Support coordination of activities with senior university leadership in the President's Cabinet
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications division to deliver executive communications
  • Assist the President in executing Workplace, email and social media communications
  • Deliver strong communication and collaboration across divisions related to introductions, relationships and logistics with the Office of the President
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, discretion, judgment and negotiation in operations and communications for the Office of the President
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, student body, alumni and community
  • Understand the mission, role and function of higher education
  • Develop effective work systems and procedures
  • Create a welcoming environment for the Office of the President
  • Deal with constantly changing demands, frequent interruptions and scheduling changes while remaining organized and seeing projects through to completion
  • Partner with others across the university and externally to exchange information, collaborate on projects, share resources, etc.
  • Influence others and gain support or commitment of ideas and plans
  • Negotiate and reach mutually beneficial agreement among peers and colleagues
  • Accept and render constructive criticism and carry out all responsibilities in a professional manner
  • Model inclusive excellence through actions that support the university's diversity commitment
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by Edward's University

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

Medical & Rx Coverage - UMR (HSA & FSA Available)

Dental - Sunlife Dental

Vision - Sunlife Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University?


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J2020376

Posted: 5/24/2023

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