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Human Resources

Administrative Assistant/Executive Secretary-Vice President of Operations

CWU is in search of an enthusiastic person who values the importance of providing high quality customer service and can balance humor in the workplace. The duties of the administrative assistant for the Vice President of Operations are founded upon the mission, goals and objectives of the university. The candidate will lead by example in supporting the institution's commitment to work across boundaries by making connections and interacting with diverse groups on and off campus. The administrative assistant will assist the Vice President of Operations with the planning, coordinating and implementation of projects that helps prepare the university for future generations of students, staff, and faculty.

Required Qualifications

  • Progressive executive level administrative/secretarial experience or any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Experience utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, such as Microsoft Suite products to create, modify and format documents and presentations.
  • Experience working with budgets, performing such functions as budget projections, generating reports, balancing multiple budgets, reviewing expenditures, recognizing inconsistencies, and initiating budget transfers.
  • Superior verbal, written, interpersonal communication, and relationship building skills.

About CWU   

Founded in 1891, CWU is a master's degree granting institution with a main campus and seven regional centers serving approximately 10,000 students and 1,500 faculty and staff.  With the main campus located in Ellensburg, only two hours east of Seattle, CWU offers more than 160 undergraduate and graduate degrees. CWU offers its diverse student body real-world experience in their studies including aviation, construction management, global wine studies, engineering technology, and geology. We are also home to the College of Education, one of the nation's largest schools of education and a leader in assessment innovation. CWU is a diverse, student-centered school where we pride ourselves on building the lives of our students through small class sizes, expert faculty, research, and cultural events. Our goal is to ensure students get the best education possible while having a truly remarkable college experience.