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. Northeast SARE is especially interested in candidates of color and candidates with experience working in agricultural communities of color and other socially disadvantaged communities. 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.
This is a 12-month, full-time position with full benefits package provided by UVM, housed in the South Burlington office of University of Vermont Extension, or possibly another UVM Extension office. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
For a full job description and to complete an application go to www.uvmjobs.com, posting #S3853PO. Application review will begin on October 17, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The ideal start date for the position is in January 2023.