Careers at the Miller Center Click here for student opportunities at the Miller Center. Executive Assistant The Miller Center seeks an Executive Assistant for its Director and CEO. The Executive Assistant manages the Director and CEO's travel and meeting schedule, manages workflow and correspondence, makes travel arrangements and prepares reimbursement requests, and researches, prepares drafts, and performs other duties as assigned. The Executive Assistant must be highly motivated and organized and must be detailed oriented. S/he must be able to Manage constantly evolving calendars strategically, Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, Interact with a range of individuals professionally and with an awareness of appropriate protocols, Handle multiple and competing priorities simultaneously, Track projects and ensure that requests for information and reports are met on time, Maintain confidentiality and exercise excellent judgment, and Exhibit an ability to be flexible, even-keeled under pressure, and consistently professional. Prior work experience in an office environment is required, as is proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of history, politics, and/or related fields and knowledge of the University of Virginia and of the Washington community are pluses. This position extends through December 31, 2019, subject to performance. Renewal is possible, subject to performance, availability of funds, and need. Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2015, but the position is open until filled. The preferred start date is January 4, 2016. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree, required. Up to 4 years of experience in an office setting required, preferably in higher education, government, policy institution, media, or closely related organization. Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, with proper grammar and usage, required. Ability to use appropriate telephone and other communications protocols, required. Ability to interact appropriately with a range of officials, required. Ability to handle multiple and competing priorities effectively, required. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to exercise excellent judgment, required. Ability to be flexible, even-keeled under pressure, and consistently professional, required. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, required. Organizational Background Established in 1975 through a generous gift from entrepreneur and philanthropist Burkett Miller, the Miller Center <millercenter.org> is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy and political history. It strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges. The Miller Center is committed to the examination of significant public policy issues in a manner that encourages civil debate and engagement. Application Instructions To apply, visit jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77796. Create an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and full contact information for three professional references. You may also choose to attach 1-2 writing samples. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Media Strategist The University of Virginia’s Miller Center seeks a MEDIA STRATEGIST to develop/implement a dramatically expanded marketing strategy to build/serve Center audiences and broadly disseminate key content, with a special emphasis on email, social media and events. Working under supervision of the Center’s Managing Editor (the top communications official) and closely with the Web Communications team, the Media Strategist will be key to developing the overall media plan and have wide latitude in implementing its social media components. Responsibilities Develop/execute comprehensive marketing strategies, ensuring sophisticated integration of content across email and social and other media Determine frequency/timing/method of marketing/dissemination, based on intended outcomes that advance the Center's mission and fit within the overall communications strategy Determine effective ways to reach/build key audiences through social media, based on careful analysis of data and understanding of industry best practices Establish/maintain distribution networks, creating easily deployable lists of constituencies receptive to Center content Cultivate effective relationships with key constituents in media/partner institutions to enhance dissemination of content and increase its visibility Help plan/coordinate marketing of Center events and activities Maintain communications calendar of historic events/key political developments to guide dissemination of content Organize/motivate engagement/participation in social media on the Center by University of Virginia students Assist Center faculty/staff in crafting messages that advance the Center’s identity and reflect nuanced understanding of policy issues and political dynamics Train/mentor faculty/staff as needed, establishing a respectful atmosphere to which novices migrate/participate Stay current on social media trends and industry best practices to ensure that the Center's social media presence remains vibrant/vital Qualifications Four+ years of direct, progressive experience in media and/or marketing required, preferably in digital media and with professional exposure to presidential politics and/or public policy Bachelor's degree required in Communications, U. S. history or political history, or a closely-related field Demonstrated knowledge of traditional and social media practices and networks required Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, with excellent and engaging skills in written/oral communication required Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively towards common goals required Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. political history/contemporary politics required Demonstrated ability to handle competing priorities effectively, make judicious decisions under pressure, and maintain the big picture when immersed in details required Demonstrated ability to balance creativity and analysis in developing/implementing a plan Experience in marketing, especially in non-profit and/or think tank environment preferred Experience working with university faculty preferred This position runs through September 30, 2018, with extension possible, subject to need, performance, and the availability of funding. Priority consideration of applications begins on Sept. 28, 2015. Organizational Background Established in 1975, the Miller Center specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy and political history. It strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation’s most pressing contemporary governance challenges and is committed to the examination of significant public policy issues in a nonpartisan manner that encourages civil debate and engagement. Application Instructions To apply, go to https://jobs.virginia.edu, search for posting # 0617267, create an application, and attach a c.v./resume, cover letter, full contact information for three professional references, and two writing samples. The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. View a PDF copy of this job description.