The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks an Administrative Assistant for the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. With funding from the USDA, Northeast SARE administers 6 competitive grant programs for farmers, researchers, educators, graduate students, and others in the 12 Northeast states (Maine to West Virginia) and D.C., with a current annual budget of $10 million. The program has been hosted by UVM since 1988. See: www.northeastsare.org
The person in this position will review and process invoices and service agreements, enter financial data, update and maintain spreadsheets, collect, prepare, format, and distribute documents, schedule meetings, assist with meeting logistics, and take minutes at a variety of meetings. Travel to and from worksites and some non-standard work hours required. Associate degree plus one to three years of related office experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) required. Experience working with agricultural communities of color and/or other marginalized populations highly desirable. This is a 12-month, full-time position, eligible for University benefits. Position is located in South Burlington, with the possibility of placement in other Extension offices.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.
For a full job description and to complete an application go to www.uvmjobs.com, Posting # S3853PO. Application review will begin on January 24, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The ideal start date for the position is in late February or early March 2023.