Washington State University Assistant To in Pullman, Washington

Position Details

Summary of Duties

Washington State University is looking to hire a motivated, resourceful and detail oriented Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources Services and Chief Human Resource Officer (AVPCHRO) in Pullman, WA.

The successful individual will act on behalf of the AVPCHRO, as directed. S/he will also serve as the primary point of contact for both internal and external constituencies. Direct, administer and coordinate internal operational activities in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives as they are established by the AVPCHRO and the University. The Assistant to will participate as part of the AVPCHRO leadership team, providing input on policy and procedural matters. S/he will independently coordinate, oversee, and perform a wide variety of administrative support activities on behalf of the AVPCHRO.

Additional Information

The Department The Office of Human Resource Services provides a variety of support to our faculty and staff across the university system.

Human Resource Services is staffed by professionals to support key areas including: Administrative Services, Employment Services, Disability Services, Benefits, Records and Compliance, Position Control, Training and Development, and Labor Relations.

The University 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.

The City Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dreamtown,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. In Pullman the average commute time is 12 minutes. Well below the National Average of 25 minutes! Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. Frequently ranked as one of the safest cities in Washington, Pullman has a low crime rate, excellent schools and childcare centers, and high-quality health care facilities. The cost of living in Pullman is also lower than most anywhere else in the country, and lowest of all the PAC-12 schools. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. World-class outdoor recreation opportunities—including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating—are just a short drive away.

Benefits Package Competitive Benefits available, more details here or at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits.

Position Qualifications

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s 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.

Additional Requirements

Computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to perform tasks with a high degree of accuracy, and thoroughness.

Demonstrated record of responsible administrative support background. Experience in maintaining a high level of confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities with varying deadlines.

Experience in higher education.

Previous experience at Washington State University, including experience with WSU policies and procedures.

Ability to make minor updates to websites, including updating language and text.

Will this position require a background check?

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references with the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets the required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

University Title: Assistant To

Working Title: Assistant To

College/Area: Presidential Units

Department Link: Human Resource Services

Position Number: 125926

Work Location: Pullman

This position is in a Bargaining Unit: No

Appointment Status: Permanent

Job Appointment (FTE%): 100%

Position Term in Months: 12

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Open Until Filled: No

Posting Number: 20133621P

Open Date: 08/11/2017

Close Date: 09/07/2017

Department: Human Resource Services