Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
$40,000-$45,000 commensurate with experience
The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks to fill a professional administrative position to support research personnel and research projects of the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The office is located at CIRA on the CSU Foothills Campus, West Laporte Avenue, in Fort Collins. The individual in this position will provide support to the Assistant Director, to Principal Investigators (PIs), and to branch employees. Specific duties will include the following: • Support federal and university employees with their travel arrangements, including conference reservations and submission of abstracts and papers. • Support the organization of conferences, symposia, and meetings including travel, accommodations. • Create, maintain and update simple report and budget web pages. • Synthesize multiple reports for annual reporting requirements to federal sponsors. • Assist in research proposal preparation including budgets. • Maintain project publication files with up-to-date information. • Initiate procurement requests, track document progress and product delivery. • Maintain accounting records. • Reconcile monthly project budgets with purchasing/billing documents. • Use of the on-line Colorado State University Financial System (CSU Kuali). • Maintain multiple large spreadsheets of research-associated administrative information.
Required Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree plus 5 years related experience. • Experience working within a university environment or other research environment. • Basic accounting knowledge and experience using financial management reporting systems. • Experience with making national and international travel arrangements. • Demonstrated experience with PC-based office software; advanced level of proficiency using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet project deadlines is a must. • Ability to work without close supervision. • Must be detail-oriented. • Ability to take initiative and communicate effectively (written and verbal skills) with researchers and other staff. • Willingness to learn new skills for growth within the position.
Preferred Qualifications: • Some experience with technical editing. • Familiarity with DreamWeaver. • Familiarity with state and university regulations and guidelines.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Apply electronically by sending a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to the attention of Human Resources Manager at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put your last name and 13-134 in the subject line of the e-mail.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 23, 2013 and may continue until the position is filled. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
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