Job Requisition Number: 24107. The Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology (NST) is part of the College of Natural Resources and the Agricultural Experiment Station, and is governed by a Chair. The Department faculty members engage in teaching, research and extension in three thematically distinct fields: dietetics, molecular toxicology, and physiology/metabolism. Programs are devoted to studying metabolism and function of dietary chemicals (nutrients, phytochemicals, toxicants) and their regulation of gene expression to affect health and disease risk.
• Develops and maintains budgets and financial reports, monitors department’s discretionary funds. Analyzes spending patterns and advises Chair on appropriate spending. Anticipates income and provides monthly budget status. Reviews expenses; monitors balances to prevent overdrafts. Performs studies for resource plans, trends, sources and uses. Reviews funding opportunities from internal and extramural sources, and routes to appropriate faculty. • Coordinates with Student Services Advisor on graduate student funding packages for upcoming fiscal year, using block grants, training grants, unit funds and faculty research funding. Works with Advisor on funding for student awards. • Provides input into non-technical portions of contract and grant proposals. Coordinates with Campus Shared Services Research Administration team.
• Coordinates the design and drafting of organizational website content; manages website content; drafts newsletters and correspondence to organizational constituents. Coordinates outreach and communications with faculty and key stakeholders.Coordinates and facilitates meetings among faculty and key stakeholders. Monitors and fields outside requests for information. • Takes lead on events and special programs planning and delivery, coordinates as needed with CNR College Relations office. Coordinates with College Relations Office staff in CNR to support fundraising and alumni relations programs.
General Administration/Faculty Support
• Staffs and coordinates faculty search and recruitment efforts. • Serves as unit resource to advise and facilitate faculty and student interface with the Dean’s Office, campus shared services and central administrative units to accomplish departmental goals. • Coordinates a variety of human resources matters for unit, e.g., hires, separations, etc., in concert with the CNR Dean’s Office and Campus Shared Services. • Develops and implements procedures for supply inventory and coordinates use of unit resources, including equipment, functions as the key facilities interface for the group. • Represents the department and serves on college and University committees.
• With Advisor, coordinates graduate recruitments and student events and programs as well as graduate division reviews and campus reports. • Works with Chair and faculty on proposals for course additions/changes and other programmatic changes. Works with manager of department of Plant and Microbial Biology to coordinate lab classroom support. • Serves as classroom scheduling backup. Coordinates with CNR Office of Instruction and Student Affairs on student advising and welfare for NST undergraduate majors.• Experience with project management, events planning, alumni relations, fundraising and development in a non-profit or educational environment • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of faculty, students and staff, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated active listening and customer service skills. Political acumen and the ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. • Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines with demanding timeframes. • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. • Thorough knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols, best practices for budget, accounting, fund management, personnel management or equivalent experience in a public sector environment. • Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, HR policies/contracts and procedures for staff and academic employees. • Knowledge and experience managing/implementing a variety of administrative operations such as events planning, website maintenance, accounting and payroll, contracts and grants, alumni relations, etc. • Strong skills in strategic planning, analysis and problem-solving. • Attention to detail, ability to show initiative, make decisions and work independently. • Thorough knowledge of common business software applications and the ability to learn new technologies quickly.
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