Assistant Director - Animal Resources Operations - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Opportunity:

This position will have responsibility for planning, organizing, and managing all operations of the WSU animal housing facilities placed under the centralized management of the Animal Resources & Operations program. This includes supervising area managers/supervisors/staff employed in the caring for animals within those facilities. This position will have substantial responsibility for directing or controlling the animal resources operations. Must regularly exercise independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to management, business and animal care standards and policies. The individual filling this position should have exceptional management, organizational and interpersonal skills. Personal attributes would include having strong written and oral communication skills, demonstrated ability to work professionally and courteously with animal care and research staff, and the capacity to foster a strong sense of teamwork.

Required Qualifications

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least one (1) year of managerial experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment. Positions may require applicable licensure and/or certification.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with animal facility centralization and/or centralized management of multiple animal facilities.

Certification at the Laboratory Animal Technologist level with the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).

AALAS Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) certification or Institute for
Laboratory Animal Management (ILAM) completion.

Graduate (MS, MBA, PhD) or professional degree (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

The Department:
Washington State University is in the process of consolidating the AAALAC accredited animal care operations into a more centralized program. With this restructuring, the Office of the Campus Veterinarian (OCV) will provide animal resource services and operate animal housing facilities currently operated by individual colleges and departments

The Location:

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. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. 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.

To learn more about the Pullman community, visit the Pullman Chamber of Commerce website

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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: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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