The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is one of the largest academic units on the UW Seattle campus, employing over 1400 tenure-track and research faculty, in 43 departments and centers, and generating an average $120 million dollars in sponsored research each year. CAS is comprised of 4 major divisions – Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science – whose cutting-edge research spans from malaria treatment to solar energy to human rights. CAS is home to diverse music, art, drama, dance, digital arts academic units and degrees, and runs one performance hall (Meany) and two major museums (Henry Art and Burke). CAS academic programs support more than 22,000 undergraduates and 2600 graduate students. The College occupies over 1 million square feet of space spread across campus and off-campus facilities in more than 50 buildings.
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One of the largest and most comprehensive humanities centers in the United States, the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities is dedicated to supporting cross disciplinary research and inquiry among University of Washington faculty and graduate students and underwriting major initiatives in the humanities in the service of the public good. The Simpson Center acts as a grant-making unit within the university, generates and supports projects funded by outside grants and gifts, and administers budgets totaling in excess of $1.2M, with endowments of over $16M. Largely project and event based, the Simpson Center is well known nationally for its vibrant visiting speaker series, conferences, colloquia, and workshops on subjects central to the humanities, including the study of literature, film, language, culture, philosophy, and history. For more information, visit simpsoncenter.org.
The Simpson Center seeks a highly organized, energetic, and responsible individual committed to the mission of higher education to join their dynamic and closely knit team. The Administrative Specialist assures the operational integrity of the Center in the following ways:
Acts as the Center’s chief financial officer, establishing, maintaining, and monitoring fiscal processes of authorization, reconciliation, and reporting for all Simpson Center budgets in compliance with mandates at all levels, and provides budgetary analysis and recommendations.
Manages hiring and appointments for all permanent staff as well as the Center’s project-based staff.
Oversees Simpson Center facilities, consisting of meeting spaces, event spaces, and offices supporting scholarly residencies, conferences, and working groups.
Oversees pre-award development and post-award administration for all external grants and subcontracts.
Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of increasing responsibility in higher education and / or a non-profit institution or governmental agency.
Demonstrated experience with accounting, book keeping, and budgeting.
PC-based computer skills, specifically Microsoft Windows and Office software, emphasizing advanced Excel skills including data sorting, importing data, using complex formulas, and creating pivot tables and linked worksheets.
Strong written, digital, and oral communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, and discretion.
Educational background in and/or interest in working for a humanities and/or non-profit organization.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.