Assistant To the Vice President for Finance and Administration
Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional
Position Number: 40364
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: Washington State University seeks a dynamic and proactive Assistant To the Vice President for Finance and Administration. This position works at highest levels of the organization, interacting with internal and external constituencies on a variety of complex issues. The position also serves as the primary point of contact; manages the VP's exceptionally complex calendar; plans, researches and recommends solutions to complex issues, and oversees the daily operations of the Vice President's office. The successful candidate must exercise discretion, good judgment and significant initiative.
The Position Performs a wide range of executive level administrative support duties, including coordination of information flow, ensuring accurate and timely delivery of senior level administrative services, providing support to internal committees that report to the Vice President, and briefing the Vice President on relevant and current issues. Coordinates the daily operations of the Vice President's office, develops and implements processes that improve office functionality, efficiency and professionalism, and oversees the work of the confidential secretary and temporary employees. Provides supervision, training, and instruction to support staff; coordinates and prioritizes workload and office coverage; manages conflict and takes corrective action when necessary; Makes hiring decisions for support staff including Confidential Secretary position and temporary employees, ensures employee development and provides evaluation. Research, prepare, proofread, edit and coordinate drafts of technical and administrative correspondence/documentation under the Vice President's name for internal and external matters.
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Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree in business administration or other relevant field AND five (5) years of managing administrative support experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. During 2015, the University is celebrating 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of tw...o public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
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