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Principal Assistant

Job description

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-02
Req: R-816


1113-NN - Principal Assistant

Business Title:

Principal Assistant


Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

Oversee and provide a wide range of diverse administrative and fiscal support to the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for the Innovation and Research Engagement Office (IREO) and the programs housed therein. The primary function of this position is to oversee and provide a wide range of high level administrative and operational support in a fast-paced and high-volume environment. Duties include managing personnel, recruitment, office activities and events, position control, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, travel, and financial activities for IREO and provide similar support for reporting units as needed. The incumbent in this position regularly exercises independent judgment and discretion in their work. The incumbent coordinates and communicates on critical and complex situations providing policy interpretation and guidance to internal and external entities. Serve as the liaison for both internal and external constituents concerning in matters pertaining to a variety of departmental issues, on complex, sensitive and confidential issues. Represent the AVP in positions requiring a high degree of tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality involving both internal and external institutional partners. The position has delegated authority to make commitments that affect the administrative operations for IREO and reporting units, as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration or other relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible management work experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Computer software skills, including the ability to use office software, such as databases, spreadsheets, word processing.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of policies and procedures in a complex academic institution or similar complex organization.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evening and occasional weekends.

  • Experience in handling personnel administration.

  • Must be able to obtain or have valid drivers license by time of hire

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional working experience in a higher education environment.

  • Experience with Quickbooks.

  • Experience with 501c3 organizations.

  • Experience with Workday management system.

Additional Information:


Office of Research

Department Name:

Innovation & Research Engagement Office

Department Link:


City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164-1060

Monthly Salary:

Commensurate on qualifications and experience





Close Date:

Applicants must submit their completed application by April 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Background Check:

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

Applicant Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

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 veteran, 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.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/4/2021
Application Due: 7/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time