The Executive Assistant provides administrative, planning, and organizational support to the Commissioner of Higher Education. The position requires strong writing skills to assist with the preparation of official documents and correspondence, and also requires excellent interpersonal communication, organization and problem-solving abilities.
The Executive Assistant will be expected to interact with members of the Board of Higher Education (BHE), college and university presidents, key figures in state government and the general public. The Executive Assistant, while supporting the needs of the Commissioner in a fast-paced, high-profile department, must confidently perform to high standards under pressure with multiple priorities and strict deadlines. >> More
The Deputy Commissioner is the chief fiscal and administrative leader for the department and is responsible for developing comprehensive fiscal and administrative policies, for system-wide budgetary requests, for overseeing funding transfer processes, for system-wide employee and labor relations, and for managing the Commonwealth’s retirement plans that benefit employees in higher education.
The Deputy Commissioner serves as the point person for the Board of Higher Education’s Fiscal Affairs and Administrative Policy (FAAP) Committee, as the primary point of contact on all budgetary and operational issues with multiple state agencies and with the legislature, and as the liaison to CFOs at the state’s public campuses, particularly those at the fifteen Community Colleges and nine State Universities. The Deputy Commissioner serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and routinely partners with the other team members to ensure that the essential work of the DHE is effectively resourced, supported, relevant, accurately communicated, and meets all Massachusetts requirements. >> More
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