Manager, Administrative Services - Washington State University in Prosser Washington

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Washington State University

Prosser, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Senior Manager, Administrative Services, is responsible for the overall management of administrative services for Prosser-IAREC. 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 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 Bachelor’s 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 Master’s 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Related experience at WSU or other higher education institution in a managerial level for at least 4 years.

Experience with state and government regulations pertaining to fiscal management.

Experience working in an academic environment.

Experience with pre- and post- grant management.

Experience working with federal grant budgets.

Experience with temporary and permanent position control issues.

Demonstrated effective leadership skills.

Demonstrated experience using accounting information systems and/or applications software.

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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 is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

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

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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