Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
Oversee and provide a wide range of diverse administrative and fiscal support to the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for the Innovation and Research Engagement Office (IREO) and the programs housed therein. The primary function of this position is to oversee and provide a wide range of high level administrative and operational support in a fast-paced and high-volume environment. Duties include managing personnel, recruitment, office activities and events, position control, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, travel, and financial activities for IREO and provide similar support for reporting units as needed. The incumbent in this position regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion in their work. The incumbent coordinates and communicates on critical and complex situations providing policy interpretation and guidance to internal and external entities. Serve as the liaison for both internal and external constituents concerning in matters pertaining to a variety of departmental issues, on complex, sensitive and confidential issues. Represent the AVP in positions requiring a high degree of tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality involving both internal and external institutional partners. The position has delegated authority to make commitments that affect the administrative operations for IREO and reporting units, as necessary.
A Bachelor's degree in business administration or other relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible management work experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Computer software skills, including the ability to use office software, such as databases, spreadsheets, word processing.
Demonstrated working knowledge of policies and procedures in a complex academic institution or similar complex organization.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evening and occasional weekends.
Experience in handling personnel administration.
Must be able to obtain or have valid drivers license by time of hire
Professional working experience in a higher education environment.
This position has been reposted and applicants must submit their completed application by June 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.