Summary of Duties: This position is responsible to the Associate Dean/Director of WSU Extension and provides direct administrative support to the Associate Dean/Director and to the Assistant Director. The person in this position will have a broad range of responsibilities related to the activities and operations of WSU Extension, including acting as administrative coordinator, often on complex and confidential issues, for internal and external constituencies such as, other units of WSU, both in Pullman and throughout the state, with other state and federal offices, and with stakeholders.
The position provides overall management of administrative operations for the office of the Associate Dean for WSU Extension and is the lead coordinator for training extension program administrative managers in areas of personnel, payroll, travel, fiscal, and other administrative processes. Participates as part of the WSU Extension leadership staff providing input on policy and procedural matters.
The position requires a high degree of professionalism and strong communication and organizational skills. This individual will work with the Administrative Team in implementing policies and guidelines for WSU Extension.
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 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. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
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 Carne...gie 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 its 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.