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Analytical Resources Core Administrative Assistant

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Administrative Assistants
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: No

Posting Number: 202101125AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Technical/Support II

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &

Desired Start Date

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Description of Work Unit

About ARC: The Analytical Resources Core (ARC) is an Institutional Core in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) at CSU. It is comprised of three centers: Materials and Molecular Analysis, Imaging and Surface Science, and Bioanalysis and Omics. The mission of the ARC is to provide instrument capabilities and expertise that exceeds the normal resources on individual research programs, and to make those technologies available as a shared resource. We strive to provide an environment that is rich in expertise and educational resources and to foster collaboration across the CSU community and beyond. The ARC-BIO LSS serves CSU researchers by stocking frequently used products on campus, a convenient, fast, and affordable alternative to ordering and shipping supplies for individual laboratories at CSU.

About Colorado State University: CSU is a public land-grant research university in Fort Collins, Colorado. It is the flagship university of the Colorado State University System, which additionally includes CSU Pueblo and CSU-Global, a fully online public university. CSU Fort Collins has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 25,000, and research expenditures greater than $300,000,000 annually. Colorado State University has a campus culture that is driven by a desire always to do better and a vision to be the best place to learn, work, and discover. Our Principles of Community - Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Social Justice - reflect our core values and support CSU's mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service, and engagement. Each member of our community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University.

About Fort Collins, Colorado: Consistently included as one of the best places to live and work in the country, Fort Collins provides the breathtaking backdrop and home to Colorado State University. Located on the northern end of Colorado's economically vibrant and environmentally beautiful Front Range, FoCo boasts major employers including Hewlett-Packard, Woodward, New Belgium Brewing, and Otterbox, along with parks and trails galore. Fort Collins also is a cultural hub for arts and entertainment that includes CSU's world-class performing arts center, the Downtown Creative District, and a burgeoning live music scene bolstered by some of the best music festivals in the country.

Position Summary

The Administrative Assistant will:
  • Manage the LSS, performing sales of products and services to CSU researchers during scheduled hours, ensuring supplies are restocked, maintaining excellent financial records, and communicating with existing and new vendors and customers.
  • Provide administrative support to the ARC Directors in communications, scheduling, travel, workshop and event planning, basic transactional steps in the Talent Management HR System during the hiring process, purchasing of ARC supplies and reagents, ARC instrumentation inventory management and other general administration.
Remote Work Policy: The Administrative Assistant must be on-site to perform sales and other physical stockroom duties. Flexibility in remote work outside posted stockroom hours will be considered.

Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field, Liberal Arts or any science-related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience in administrative/clerical support role.
  • High level of computer proficiency (MS Office Suite).
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully and positively in teams.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience in a university setting is preferred.
  • Experience in QuickBooks or other software for inventory management.
  • Experience managing a sales portfolio.
  • Experience in the Kuali Financial environment.
  • Experience with the Talent Management System (TMS) Human Resources software.
  • Experience in purchasing, vendor relations, and customer service.
  • Ability to develop and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to meet organizational objectives.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Relevant degree or training in business, finance, or other relevant field.
  • Experience with Qualtrics for survey development and reporting.
Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities

Job Duty Category: Life Science Stockroom (LSS) Management

  • Responsible for all sales activities.
  • Responsible for restock activities
  • Financial record-keeping using KUALI financial software.
  • Facilitate vendor agreement negotiations and communications.
  • Participate in new freezer program negotiations.
  • Inventory management and control, currently performed using QuickBooks software.
  • Negotiates and creates standing and open purchase orders - $1,000.000 annually.
  • Shipping management, in part through CSU Central Receiving.
  • Authorizes payment for LSS orders.
  • Point of contact for EFP product advisory and consultation.
  • Professional interactions with corporate representatives and agents.
  • Manages periodic vendor shows.
  • Contributes to LSS marketing, advertising and outreach activities.
  • Other regular duties to ensure consistently high-quality LSS offerings in support of the CSU research community.
  • Regular reporting to and interaction with ARC-BIO director and ARC Business Manager to ensure financial sustainability of the LSS.
Percentage Of Time: 67

Job Duty Category: Analytical Resources Core Administrative Support

  • Human Resources transactional support, including operations within Talent Management HR System during the hiring process and scheduling search committee meetings and interviews when necessary, as well as assist with hiring of student hourlies and workstudy students in the ARC using Handshake.
  • Purchasing, shipment receipt, and delivery of supplies and reagents for ARC employees.
  • Scheduling support for ARC center directors, as necessary.
  • ARC instrumentation inventory management and facilities and equipment documentation.
  • Support with workshop and event planning, which includes management of registration, advertisement, scheduling, reservations and setup of rooms, catering, etc.
  • Communication for ARC Directors to stakeholders and user groups (including managing mailing lists, user and stakeholder surveys).
  • Other irregular administrative contributions as needed.
Percentage Of Time: 33

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a cover letter addressing the required and preferred job qualifications, a resume or CV, and the contact information of 3 references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact
Jeff Field;

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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