Summary of Duties: The School of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences is currently recruiting for a detail oriented candidate for the Administrative Manager position. The Administrative Manager is responsible for overall management of administrative services for the School of Biological Sciences, including the Franceschi Microscopy & Imaging Center, Conner Museum of Natural History, the Ownbey Herbarium, and Eastlick Stores. Serves as the principal contact for administrative concerns and unit activity, including administering accounting information systems functions; ensuring compliance with university, state and federal regulations; providing analysis and reports used to track financial and academic resources and outcomes; and establishing rates and determining cost-effective methods of conducting business. Responsible for directing or controlling the development, preparation and approval of extramural budgets for grant and contract proposals in compliance with granting agency policies. Advises faculty on university policy pertaining to grant development. The success of this position depends upon the management skills of the incumbent, the ability to accomplish work through delegating duties, responsibility and authority to others.
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors Degree in a related field and four (4) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. A Masters degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience. Any combination of relevant education and professional 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.
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.