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Kansas State University Executive Assistant I in Manhattan, Kansas

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\ \ Executive Assistant I\ \ Department: 3670050040 Biosecurity Research Institute\ Job no: 514729\ Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)\ Location: Manhattan, Kansas\ Worksite: On-site requirement\ Categories: Administrative / Professional, Office / Clerical\ Pay Grade: 10A\ \ \ About This Role:\ Contribute to ongoing research and education mission activities of the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) by providing executive support to the Associate Vice President for Research/Director of the BRI. This position plays a critical role in a highly sensitive environment. The goals and mission of the BRI are related to education, training, and research in infectious disease. External organizations and individual collaborations and partnerships are routinely encountered in conducting business at the BRI. Funding, contracts, cooperative agreements, publications, community outreach engagements, facility operations, education/training programs, etc., will be managed through the office of the Associate Vice President for Research/Director of the BRI to promote and carry out the mission of the Institute for the University.\ \ The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a broad range of activities and be able to work independently, proactively, and collaboratively. The ideal candidate must be exceedingly well organized and flexible. This position requires the ability to interact diplomatically and efficiently with a broad range of individuals, including faculty, directors, department heads, deans, other senior executive staff, students, as well as officials from other universities, and international visitors. The successful candidate should be a self-starter with the ability to work as a team player and must be comfortable working to deadlines. Excellent oral and written communications skills, a high degree of discretion, a commitment to providing excellent service, and attention to detail are key stills required for the position.\ \ Why Join Us:\ The Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) at Pat Roberts Hall on the Kansas State University Manhattan campus is a unique biocontainment research and education facility that has helped Kansas State University become a national leader in biodefense research.

  • The BRI is the home of comprehensive infectious disease research to address threats to plant, animal, and human health, including food-borne pathogens.
  • The BRI is unique in its capacity to perform multidisciplinary research on multiple pathogens and host species within a single facility.
  • The BRI is committed to training the next generation of scientists who will study recurring and emerging infectious diseases. BSL-3, ABSL-3 and BSL3-Ag spaces offer a diverse range of research and educational opportunities.
  • The BRI offers highly trained staff and unparalleled research support.
  • The BRI played a critical role in the selection of Manhattan as the site for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. Research, education, and training at the BRI are closely aligned with NBAF needs and priorities.

\ Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits\ \ We Support Diversity and Inclusion:\ Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promotin the Principles of Community.{target="_blank" rel="noopener"}\ \ Worksite Options:\ This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.\ \ Visit this link for K-State\'s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.\ \ What You\'ll Need to Succeed:\ Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor\'s degree. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined by a hiring manager.
  • Five years of relevant experience.

\ Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications skills: ability to build constructive and effective relationships with a wide range of people.

Strong customer-service attitude.

Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and handle multiple pr