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Administrative Assistant
Post Date: 08/13/2020
Close Date: 09/25/2020
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$30,000 - $49,999


Job Description:
Position Summary:
Agricultural Affairs is composed of the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES) and NDSU Extension. We are seeking a responsible, independent working, and motivated individual to provide administrative support primarily for the NDAES, but with some responsibilities throughout all Agricultural Affairs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, primary administrative support for NDAES Associate Director, general office operations, state and federal funding management, liaison between internal and external entities, assisting with public relations, organizing meetings and special events on and off campus, supporting budget activities, supporting the organization’s overall public image, and completing special assignments. We hope to find someone who will excel at their duties while also working well with our collection of personnel and external stakeholders from a diverse background of populations and experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:
- High school or GED equivalent.
- Evidence of efficient and excellent written and verbal communication.
- Exceptional attention to detail, with emphasis on accuracy, follow-through and adherence to deadlines.
- Technical acumen as demonstrated by experience and fluid understanding of desktop programs, including Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, spreadsheets and database management, emailing, and presentations.
- One year administrative and/or office support experience with demonstrated positive progression in responsibilities.
- Demonstrated logistical skills and experience to successfully plan and implement meetings with internal and external participants. Ability to utilize or learn hardware and software to conduct video conferences, or combined in-person and video conference meetings. Can assist in developing agendas and recording minutes; reserving venue, food, and participant travel; and corresponding with attendees.
- Collegial, discrete, and confidential in conducting responsibilities with colleagues and public.
- Ability to organize and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information from multiple sources, and adapt to changing needs should they arise.
- Ability to travel to assist with meetings in-state that may require overnight stays 3 to 4 times per year.

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