Assistant to the Regional Director (Accounting) - Central Region - R00033561

Stephen Smith  |  5/2/2019 7:33:49 PM

Assistant to the Regional Director


Work Location:This is a regional position that will support and coordinate business activities and general administrative support for the LSU AgCenter Central Region.This region includes 10 parishes in central Louisiana and the Dean Lee Research Station.The position will be domiciled at the LSU AgCenter’s Central Region office, located near the LSU A&M – Alexandria campus in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Responsibilities: A part-time Assistant to the Director (24 to 30 hrs per week) is sought to perform and provide coordination for a wide range of activities including, but not limited to, the following:

•Fiscal Functions – budget monitoring and management, financial records, accounting transactions including purchasing

•Grants, Gifts and Contracts – Management and close oversight of all grants, contracts and gifts and subsequent communication with the regional director and other faculty on all fiscal matters.This includes state and federal grants, local funds and agreements, and foundation funds.

•Human Resources – transactions related to accounting functions, including cost share determinations, salary allocations for support positions, spend authorizations and expense reports.

•Other Administrative Functions – assisting with inventory, policy updates, directory and web site updates

•General administrative support includes receptionist, record-keeping, correspondence and report preparation, meetings and special events planning assistance. Duties will cross all administrative areas and the successful applicant will need to be involved closely with programmatic matters in order to properly perform duties.Must be able to act independently and make daily decisions based on an understanding of regional director and organizational goals, culture, and philosophy.A key component will be working with and providing technical guidance to parish chairs, resident coordinators and administrative support staff throughout the region, as well as general support to all Central Region employees.Serve as liaison with AgCenter central business and administrative offices.Stay abreast of policies, provide technical assistance, and ensure compliance.Maintain close working relationships with a broad range of offices and personnel throughout the AgCenter and external collaborators and stakeholders.Perform other activities as needed.

Qualification Requirements:Baccalaureate degree in a business field and a minimum of two years of related experience.Other baccalaureate or higher degrees will be accepted if combined with at least four years of closely related business/management experience or if the degree included substantial coursework in a business/management field.Familiarity with functioning of higher education and/or Louisiana State government is desirable.Requires strong organizational, fiscal management, interpersonal, information technology and communication skills.

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Current benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019 or until a suitable applicant is located.

Application Procedure: Apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter along with current resume, transcripts, and contact information for two references. Paper, faxed or emailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the recommendation letters online, they may be sent directly to:

Dr. Tara Smith

Regional Director

LSU AgCenter Central Region

8105 Tom Bowman Drive

Alexandria, LA 71302


Phone: 225-578-4629; Fax: 225-578-8284


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