The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks an Administrative Assistant for the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program, which is funded by the USDA. This position is responsible for processing invoices for payment, entering financial data, maintaining financial spreadsheets, providing support for contracting with grantees, coordinating meeting logistics, taking minutes at a variety of meetings, and providing clerical assistance to Northeast SARE staff. This is a 12-month, full-time position with full benefits, based in the UVM Extension’s South Burlington office or other UVM Extension office. The position is available on or around 2/7/22.
Applicants should have an associate degree plus two years of related office experience including office accounting and financial data entry. They must have the ability to plan multiple tasks with different timelines and prioritize projects; familiarity with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and online forms; and excellent writing skills, effective oral communication, and organizational skills.
Northeast SARE is committed to engaging agricultural communities of color and others that are socially disadvantaged in our regional agricultural systems. 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.