Los Angeles Community College District

Executive Assistant to Board of Trustees (#2448)

$37.85-$46.89 hourly / $6,559.94-$8,126.62 monthly / $78,719.28-$97,519.44 annual


Definition

Performs a variety of highly responsible and confidential administrative support duties for the members of the Board of Trustees. An incumbent is required to use a considerable degree of independence, discretion, and tact, and exercise sound judgement in the performance of duties.

Typical Duties

Assists members of the Board of Trustees by assuming responsibility for administrative details involving a combination of the following duties:

Explains and provides information regarding Board of Trustees rules, Board of Trustees actions, regulations, policies, procedures, and precedents to staff, representatives of other jurisdictions, and the public.

Acts as a liaison between members of the Board of Trustees and District administrative staff on matters related to the status of information requests, the scheduling of meetings and events, and the coordination of other staff/Board of Trustees activities.

Attends meetings of the Board of Trustees throughout the District to coordinate set-up, recording equipment, take roll calls, attend to requests from the public, and provide administrative assistance to Board members.

Screens telephone calls and visitors to the Board of Trustees Office for urgency and nature of business; refers calls and visitors to appropriate staff/offices or personally responds to routine inquiries.

Prepares and edits resolutions, and correspondence, agendas, memoranda, reports, and other related materials using a variety of software applications.

Keeps members of the Board of Trustees apprised of important matters arising in their absence and directs their attention to significant correspondence or matters requiring their attention.

Posts official notices of meetings in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Receives office mail and reviews items for nature of business and urgency; directs items to members of the Board of Trustees and/or appropriate staff or personally responds to routine matters.

Distributes public documents such as meeting agenda, speakers' lists, and meeting minutes to District staff and other interested parties.

Assembles meeting materials for members of the Board of Trustees.

Provides members of the Board of Trustees with information on rules, regulations, parliamentary procedures, and customs regarding the conduct of Board of Trustees and committee meetings.

Prepares or edits prepared minutes for regular and special meetings of the Board of Trustees and its committees and oversees their posting/distribution.

Establishes and maintains the clerical processing and procedures of the Board of Trustees Office

Searches records, compiles, and organizes a wide variety of information requested by members of the Board of Trustees.

Schedules appointments, meetings, and other commitments for individual members of the Board of Trustees.

Drafts and/or edits correspondence such as letters, memoranda, personal acknowledgements, routine reports, and other materials based on verbal instructions or upon own initiative using word processing, spreadsheet, and desktop publishing software.

Reviews outgoing correspondence, reports, and publications for grammar, sentence structure, format, attachments, continuity of text, and compliance with applicable laws, rules, and procedures.

Maintains business files for individual members of the Board of Trustees.

Contacts public agencies, public officials, and members of the public on behalf of the members of the Board of Trustees.

Submits a statement of Board of Trustees appointment(s) to the Secretary of State when new appointments are made.

Assists in orienting new members of the Board of Trustees by providing information on Board meetings and the business practices, procedures, and activities of the Board of Trustees Office.

Assists in the training and provides guidance to the student member of the Board of Trustees in the protocol of Board of Trustees membership and basic business practices and procedures.

Prepares and processes accounting, budgeting, and purchasing documents related to operations and activities of the Board of Trustees Office.

Maintains the time-keeping records of the members of the Board of Trustees.

Makes transportation, hotel, business and social arrangements for members of the Board of Trustees traveling on District business and prepares and processes expense reimbursement claims for members of the Board of Trustees.

Processes room requests for the Board and Hearing rooms and provides assistance to the attendees on an as-needed basis.

Supervises and trains the clerical staff assigned to the Board of Trustees Office.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An Executive Assistant to the Board of Trustees performs administrative support duties of a highly responsible, confidential, and sensitive nature for members of the Board of Trustees. Work assignments require the incumbent to use a high degree of independence, discretion, and tact, and exercise sound judgement.

An Executive Assistant to the Chancellor performs administrative support duties of the highest level of responsibility, confidentiality, and sensitivity for the Chancellor and manages the clerical operations of the Chancellor's Office. Work assignments require the incumbent to use a high degree of independence, discretion, and tact, and exercise sound judgement.

An Administrative Assistant to the Board of Trustees assists in providing administrative support duties to members of the Board of Trustees. This class has primary responsibility for recording and transcribing the proceedings of the Board of Trustees and other meetings as well as summarizing and assembling pertinent information and materials for Board of Trustees meetings.

Supervision

General supervision is received from the Deputy Chancellor or his/her designee. Functional supervision is received from the President of the Board of Trustees. Work direction is provided to clerical staff assigned to the Board Office.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Functions, policies, rules, regulations, and procedures related to Board of Trustees activities

Basic understanding of the legislative process and procedures

Basic understanding of Brown Act and other legal requirements as related to the duties of the position

Organizational structure, functions, and key staff of the District

Computer software such as word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and desktop publishing

Office organization, management, and functions

Business vocabulary and terminology

Customer service techniques for public contact in person and on the telephone

Business English, spelling, grammar, syntax, and punctuation

Report and business correspondence formats

Fundamentals of budgetary process and procedures

Principles and procedures of record storage, control, retrieval and management

Principles of training

Skill in:

Operating computer and standard office equipment

Interpersonal contacts and communications

Ability to:

Provide highly responsible administrative support to members of the Board of Trustees

Organize and prioritize work with respect to importance and to meet recurring and critical deadlines

Coordinate and complete work assignments from multiple members of the Board of Trustees simultaneously

Interpret, apply, and explain pertinent laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures, and directions

Effectively utilize computer software to design records, create, and maintain files, manipulate data, format reports, and public final documents

Critically review source data and detect and correct errors

Gather and compile data in written, tabular, and graphic form

Evaluate work methods and efficiency

Compose, edit, and/or format complex business correspondence, reports, and minutes

Communicate the content, intent, and spirit of information accurately

Work independently and with minimal direction or supervision

Exercise good judgment and discretion in working with and on behalf of members of the Board of Trustees

Maintain the confidentiality of work

Anticipate conditions and establish and adjust to changing priorities

Assess situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with administrators, staff of the District, and members of the public

Exercise professional demeanor and actions when dealing with students, staff, faculty, and the general public who wish to communicate their concerns to members of the Board of Trustees

Exercise initiative

Work effectively under pressure

Maintain accurate files and records

Train and provide work direction to others

Travel to off-site Board meetings

Learn specialized software applications and systems used in the Board of Trustees Office

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in computer applications and office technologies (CAOT), business administration, or a related field AND five years of full-time, paid experience providing administrative assistance to an executive or administrator. Qualifying experience must have also included use of computer software such as word processing and spreadsheet. Experience working with elected officials is desirable.

Special:

A valid "Class C" California driver's license is required.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 2448; EST: 9/30/1969; REV: 4/21/2021;