Summary of Duties: Provides administrative support for grants and contracts to the faculty at WSU Mount Vernon and Puyallup Research and Extension Centers and the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR). Primary responsibility to providing support to Mount Vernon NWREC and CSANR faculty with back up grant support for Puyallup REC as needed. Applies the principles of sound grants management to assist administrators and faculty in the preparation of grant material, review of grant awards, and management of grant and contract budgets. Responsible for performing a variety of complex and varied financial support functions including analysis, developing, planning, interpreting and review of operational tasks involving an overlap or combination of disciplines. The position responsibilities include initiation and successful implementation of tasks and deadlines that are detail oriented, punctual, and reliable and delivered with excellent customer service.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent, which must include 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting and one year of relevant professional experience; OR equivalent education/experience.
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.