Job Location:
San Francisco

The Executive Assistant & Special Projects Coordinator will provide direct support and act as a gatekeeper to the President, CFO and the VP of Finance, Accounting & Business Services to ensure the smooth and successful operations of our executive staff. This includes providing administrative support for daily operations, special projects, scheduling and coordinating meetings, event planning, and other routine functions. Ultimately, the goal of this position is to maximize the effectiveness of our senior leadership and to streamline the President’s Office operations.

This position is required to maintain a regular, on-campus schedule but may not need to be on campus every day of the week. The position will work remotely on the days that they do not need to be on campus. Additionally, this position will support the reception area in one of the administrative offices on the SF campus by greeting visitors and providing overall office management support.


Support for the President & Board of Trustees – 50% of time

  • Maintains the president’s calendar and coordinates appointments and meetings. 

  • Coordinates the president’s travel.

  • Screens phone calls and inquiries, opens and sorts mail, and summarizes reports and memos that are received before passing the information on to the relevant person.

  • Organizes and processes the president’s expenses, memberships, and subscriptions.

  • Maintains President’s Office supplies.

  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Trustees, including committee meetings. Coordinates all meeting logistics including room reservations, technical needs for A/V presentations and recording, refreshments, and optional activities. Helps to ensure a top-quality meeting experience for all participants.

  • Records and transcribes meeting minutes in a concise, accurate, and efficient manner while utilizing the college’s style guidelines. Produces a final draft of minutes no later than 10 business days after the meeting.

  • Records actions taken at meetings; processes documents approved by the board and committees including resolutions, agreements, and contracts; and processes other pertinent documentation as required by the Board of Trustees.

  • Prepares and distributes annual documents including the Board of Trustees directory, meeting calendar, and committee lists.

CFO/VP of Finance, Accounting & Business Services Calendar Management and Executive Support – 30% of time

  • Coordinate all meetings for the CFO and VP of Finance, Accounting & Business Services.

  • Anticipate the needs of the CFO and VP of Finance, Accounting & Business Services and offer solutions to challenges as they arise.

  • Schedule appropriate meeting space for group meetings. Take meeting notes when needed.

  • Prepare CFO and VP of Finance, Accounting & Business Services for meetings, as appropriate, and ensure that they have all relevant documentation, agenda items, and notes in advance.

  • Manage business travel as needed.

  • Manage and process invoices/expense reports for CFO and VP of Finance, Accounting & Business Services.

  • Provide systems, administrative, and record-keeping support for activities undertaken by the CFO and VP of Finance, Accounting & Business Services. Help process check requests and purchase orders on behalf of the CFO and VP of Finance, Accounting & Business Services.

  • Help maintain correspondence for CFO and VP of Finance, Accounting & Business Services.

Special Projects – 20% of time

  • Supports other projects–such as diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging-related projects, the financial audit, Advancement event support, and commencement–across the campus and performs other duties for Senior Cabinet, as required. 


  • At least three years of experience working as a professional-level assistant,  preferably in an academic environment

  • BA/BS preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and an ability to act in a mature, polished, and professional manner with a variety of leadership and stakeholders.

  • Advanced organizational skills and attention to detail in all duties. Highly skilled in planning, focusing attention in a busy work environment, remembering and carrying out complex instructions, and juggling multiple tasks successfully.

  • Experience writing personalized business correspondence, with strong proofreading skills.

  • High level of computer proficiency with Google Suite; Workday experience preferred.

  • Interest in and affinity for learning new applications and systems, such as project-management software, html email systems, etc.  

  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities.

  • Maintain positive attitude at times of increased workload;  successful track record of working cooperatively and flexibly as part of a team and in a support position.

  • Exemplifies core CCA values (fostering excellence, collaboration, innovation, compassion, integrity, diversity, and sustainability).

As with all current employees at CCA, we expect that the successful candidate will contribute to the diversity of personal and professional perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that support CCA’s efforts to identify and dismantle structural inequities and promote anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.


  • Occasional evening and weekend work required


  • The compensation for this position is $33.33 per hour

  • CCA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including the choice of five medical plans, generous holiday, sick & vacation time, a retirement match and tuition remission. CCA covers an average of 91% of the medical plan cost for the employee only and an average of 82% for employees with dependents. More information can be found here: https://portal.cca.edu/working/office-human-resources/employee-benefits.


  • CCA considers a full-time work week to be 37.5 hours per week.

  • Work Mode: Hybrid

  • Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm


San Francisco



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Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF.  If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


Please address any questions to [email protected].