Job no: 500721 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 440700 - Vice President for Finance Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Support Staff Position Open Date: Oct 20 2020
Under general supervision, coordinates, oversees, and/or performs a wide variety of administrative and program support activities for the Vice President of the University and for related, centralized activities. Serves as primary point of operational and administrative contact for internal and external constituencies, often on complex and confidential issues. Coordinates the provision of office and staff support services to the office, and oversees and/or participates in the coordination, supervision, and completion of special projects and events. May serve on a variety of committees in a support capacity.
The Division of Finance and Administration primary mission is to provide the essential financial, operational, and strategic support functions that enable Mississippi State University to focus on and successfully deliver unparalleled programs of teaching, research, and service.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provides administrative support for the Vice President and associated activities, to include managing the schedule/calendar, making travel arrangements, screening and handling telephone communications, greeting and directing visitors, and dealing with administrative problems and inquiries as appropriate. 2. Serves as a primary point of direct administrative contact and liaison with other offices, individuals, and external institutions and agencies on a range of specified issues; organizes and facilitates meetings, conferences, and other special events, as required. 3. Utilizes knowledge and understanding of underlying operational issues to assist in administrative problem solving, and plan, develop, and implement projects and programs. 4. Researches information, compiles statistics, and gathers and computes various data; prepares special and/or one-time reports, summaries, or replies to inquiries, selecting relevant data from a variety of sources. 5. Organizes and facilitates meetings and special events; schedules and coordinates dates and times, venues, attendance, agendas, and facilities; takes minutes, and provides administrative support and follow-up on matters arising from meetings. 6. Gathers, enters, and/or updates data to maintain departmental records and databases, as appropriate; establishes and maintains files and records for the office. 7. Creates, composes, and edits technical and/or administrative correspondence and documentation; screens and evaluates incoming and outgoing correspondence and prepares responses as appropriate. 8. Assists in the coordination, supervision, and completion of special projects as appropriate. 9. Leads and guides the work of lower graded staff and/or student employees, as appropriate; may participate in training and evaluative sessions. 10. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops. 11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Education: High school diploma or GED
Experience (yrs.): Seven (7) Years
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to research and compile statistics. Ability to organize meetings and conferences. Knowledge of computers and computer software.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. No or very limited exposure to physical risk. No or very limited physical effort required.
All applicants must apply online. Please include resume and cover letter.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 500721
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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