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Siena College Assistant Director of Board and Cabinet Relations in Loudonville, New York

Location: Loudonville, NY Category: Administrative and Staff Positions Posted On: Thu Feb 8 2024 Job Description:


The Assistant Director of Board and Cabinet Relations plays a pivotal role in administering program operations and affairs associated with the President's Cabinet, the Board of Trustee, and the Office of the President. Reporting to the Vice President for Strategy, Communications and Outreach and working with all members of the Executive Team in the Office of the President, this position serves as the administrative liaison to the Board of Trustees and manages interactions and communications between the BOT Chair, President, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Board Members, and President's Cabinet. In addition, this position maintains oversight of Student Leadership and Employment in the President's Office and plays a leadership role in engaging Siena's most influential stakeholders.


Liaison and Collaboration:

  • Act as a key liaison between the BOT Chair, President, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Board Members, and President's Cabinet.

  • Collaborate with all relevant campus departments and external stakeholders and partners to provide direction and insight on administrative functions and relations associated with the Board and President's Cabinet.

Board Relations:

  • Work directly with the Board of Trustees, serving as an administrative liaison and adviser on policies, operations, and practical considerations of the College.

  • Collaborate with the BOT Chair, BOT Committee Chairs, and President's Office staff on administrative operations of the Board of Trustees including committee and quarterly meeting oversight as well as ongoing communication and data maintenance.

President's Cabinet Administrative Operations:

  • Manage the administrative operations of the Cabinet, including short and long-range planning, confidential communications (written and verbal), meeting and event logistics, and data compilation and distribution.

Team and Office Management:

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and assign tasks to a team of student workers.

  • Set work schedules and ensure the team supports Presidential priorities and the strategic plan.

  • Coordinate office tasks working directly with the Executive Assistant as it pertains to office coverage, supply purchase and inventory and general office inquires.

Student Leadership and Engagement:

  • Guide and mentor the Student Presidential Leadership Council, acting as the lead advisor and assisting in the appointment and direction of student members.

  • Oversee the executive intern position, ensuring optimal functionality and engagement with the Executive Team in diverse tasks related to student engagement and the College's strategic goals.

  • Assess and direct the priorities and tasks of the student executive intern.

    Annual salary range: $59,500.00 - $62,475.00

*The hiring salary above represent the College's good faith estimate at the time of posting in compliance with the Albany County Salary Transparency Law.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

  • Proven experience in board and cabinet relations, preferably in an academic or executive setting.

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work with highly confidential information.

  • Experience in budget management and team leadership.

  • Ability to respond to ongoing deadlines within the various components of the role including both long term planning and daily clerical functions.

  • Superior skill level with Google and Microsoft platforms is necessary, familiarity with BoardEffect and Banner is preferred.

A background screening will be required.

Additional Information:


Siena College offers a generous benefit package to eligible full-time employees. The benefit package currently includes a retirement plan contribution equal to 10% of an eligible participant's compensation (as defined under the plan) after meeting the plan's eligibility requirements, and tuition reimbursement and exchange opportunities for eligible employees, spouses, and dependents. Eligible college employees currently enjoy a work schedule that includes half-day Fridays in the summer and an expansive holiday schedule, including up to two weeks off during winter break. Other perks currently include complimentary breakfast Thursdays in the dining hall, access to College community lectures and productions, complimentary College gym and library memberships, discounted and complimentary tickets to Siena Division I sporting events, and more. Opportunities for remote work may be available as well.

Siena cares for and values each member of its workforce and actively supports upward mobility. We are a community of Siena Saints, and as we often say, the world needs more Saints.

*Eligibility for individual employee benefits is determined at the time of hire and is subject to the terms and condition of the individual benefit.

Siena College is a Franciscan and Catholic institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Siena College is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Siena College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.