Summary of Duties: The Principal Assistant is a key member of WSU Prosser IAREC and serves as the principal adviser to the Prosser IAREC Director/CAHNRS Assistant Dean for WSU Tri-Cities (Director/Assistant Dean). This position has delegated authority by the Director/Assistant Dean to make commitments affecting Prosser IAREC management policies and departmental operations and serves as the communications liaison with CAHNRS administration, WSU Tri-Cities administration, and external constituencies. This position requires the exercise of independent judgment, decision-making, agricultural writing abilities, and initiative in performing all duties; demonstrating a strict level of confidentiality in all matters relating to the governance and function of Prosser IAREC and the dual functions of the Director/Assistant Dean. The position may require work at odd hours and on weekends. Additionally, this position is required to occasionally travel for training and events with the possibility of overnight travel.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors 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.
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.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.