Executive Assistant, Office of the President ( for local citizens only)
KIMEP University
Almaty, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
15 дней назад
Company Description

KIMEP University

KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally-accredited, English-speaking academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It provides a world-class academic experience and a unique international environment to all its students and faculty members. KIMEP University was established in 1992 and has built a very strong regional reputation as a leading provider of higher education. All graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by at least one recognized international accreditation agency. Academic programs are regularly rated in the top rank of provision by national bodies.

Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. About 2 million people live in or near Almaty because it is the financial, cultural, summer and winter sports and cosmopolitan capital of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is located in the heart of Eurasia with important commercial inroads bridging Asia and Europe. Boasting the Silk Road of the 21st century, Kazakhstan offers unique positions in oil and gas, economic development, and trade. With a transitioning economy that has witnessed four-fold growth over the past decade, Kazakhstan's dynamically changing economic, social, educational and cultural environment provides incredible opportunities for significant and original research. 

Job Description

The Office of the President is looking for a new Executive Assistant to the young but ptofessional team. The final candidate would be responsible on special projects: communication with state bodies, privatization and etc.

Key responsibilities and duties:

  • Provide full support to the President; this may include, but is not limited to:Managing the President’s scheduleOrganizing meetings and events at the request of the PresidentProviding full logistic support for guests of the PresidentFollowing up on assignments given by the President to the Vice Presidents and other members of the University administration, and providing the President with progress updatesReviewing correspondence and reports provided for the President, and presenting them to the PresidentBriefing the President on key projects, activities, and issuesLeading, supervising and guiding, as appropriate, projects initiated by the President
  • At the request of the President or the Provost and General Deputy to the President, represent the Office of the President to the external community
  • Manage the day-to-day activities and administrative issues of the Office of the President
  • Manage the maintenance of records of the Office of the President
  • Supervise, train and develop the skills of Student Assistants in the Office of the President
  • In the absence of a Communications Coordinator:Write official correspondence for the PresidentWrite speeches and public statements for the PresidentServe as the President’s Cabinet (PC) Secretary: Organize PC meetings at the request of the President and/or other PC members; collect background information on the proposed agenda items and brief the President; create meeting agenda; take meeting minutes; ensure that the minutes are signed by all members; and maintain the files containing the minutesEnsure that the information on the President is correct and up-to-date on the KIMEP website and in other materials
  • Carry out other projects and assignments at the request of the President or the Provost and General Deputy to the President
  • Prepare and maintain regular financials reports on the Office of the President’s expenditures and work closely with the Accounting and Finance Department.

  • Qualifications

    Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized and accredited university
  • Proficiency in English, Russian, and Kazakh languages
  • 2+ years relevant work experience
  • Experience with project management and event coordination
  • Work experience in Central Asia or the CIS region
  • Work experience in a diverse, international environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask, and manage short-term and long-term projects and assignments
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Additional Information


    The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Compensation after-tax compares favorably with net salaries in western countries. Limited on-campus housing is available to rent. In addition to salary, a benefits package includes basic healthcare, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, and relocation allowance.

    The salary will be subject to deduction of taxes (10%) as required by the Law of Kazakhstan.

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