Assistant to the Director
Work Location: Southeast Regional Office, LSU AgCenter, Hammond, La.
Job Description: The incumbent will provide overall coordination for business activities and provide general administrative support for the Southeast Region Office of the LSU Agricultural Center. This region has 16 parish Cooperative Extension Service offices and three research stations. The incumbent will perform and provide coordination for a wide range of activities including but not limited to the following:
• Fiscal – budget management, financial records, accounting transactions including purchasing
• Grants, Gifts and Contracts – includes state and federal grants, local funds and agreements, and foundation funds
• Human Resources – transactions, benefits, employment, leave and payroll, EEO records, assist with performance evaluations including promotion and tenure
• Other Administrative Functions – inventory, policy updates, directory and web site updates
• General administrative support – receptionist, record-keeping, correspondence and report preparation, meetings and special events
Duties will cross all administrative areas and the successful applicant will need to be involved closely with programmatic matters in order to properly perform duties. Must be able to act independently and make daily decisions based on an understanding of regional director and organizational goals, culture, and philosophy. A key component will be working with and providing technical guidance to parish chairs, resident coordinators and administrative support staff throughout the region, as well as general support to all Southeast Region employees. Serve as liaison with AgCenter central business and administrative offices. Stay abreast of policies, provide technical assistance, and ensure compliance. Maintain close working relationships with a broad range of offices and personnel throughout the AgCenter and external collaborators and stakeholders. Perform other activities as needed.
Qualification Requirements: Baccalaureate degree in a business field and a minimum of two years of related experience. Other baccalaureate or higher degrees will be accepted if combined with at least four years of closely related business/management experience or if the degree included substantial coursework in a business/management field. Familiarity with functioning of higher education and/or Louisiana State government is desirable. Requires strong organizational, fiscal management, interpersonal, information technology and communication skills.
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
Application Deadline: November 16, 2020 or until suitable candidate is located.
Application Procedure: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching resume, cover letter, university transcripts, and contact information for two references. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Chiquita Briley
21549 Old Covington Highway
Hammond, La. 70403
Phone: (985) 543-4129
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer