Associate Program Officer
Washington State University

Associate Program Officer Pullman, WA

Full Time Pullman, WA 4508 - 6767 USD MONTHLY Today
Job description

Associate Program Officer

Available Title(s):
1165-NN_ADMINPRO - Associate

Business Title:
Associate Program Officer

Employee Type:
Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

Position Term:
12 Month

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Program Officer is responsible for managing assigned research projects contracted through the Washington State Academy of Science (WSAS). Specifically, the position will independently plan and organize project operations with primary responsibility for resource management and project outcomes.

Research projects conducted by the WAS primarily relate to the biological, physical, social sciences, health and engineering disciplines, the work associated with managing these projects is primarily intellectual in nature.

Research: Conducts background research in support of contracted projects and prepare related papers and/or summaries. Compiles reports and provide data to project constituents.

Project Management: Manages all phases of research projects by coordinating research activities, developing project materials, organizing/facilitating meetings, workshops, research interviews, and discussion groups. Directs the work of assigned personnel/project participants to include graduate students, contractors, and volunteers.

Business Development: Assist the Executive Director with program/project development, to include prospectuses and fundraising. Assignments include coordinating the submission of grant proposals, composing and/or editing correspondence, reports, presentations, newsletters, webpages and other documents, and proofing and editing materials for accuracy, appearance, readability and style.

Other Duties: From time to time, perform other duties as required/assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Master's degree or a professional degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline with at least three (3) years relevant work experience. A PhD in a relevant scientific or engineering field may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required work experience.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of software, to include Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in the biological, health, social, or physical sciences or an engineering disciplines.

Additional Information:

Area/College: Provost's Office
Department Name: Washington State Academy of Sciences
City, State, Zip: Seattle, WA 98109
Department Link:
Monthly Salary: $4,508.00 - $6,767.00, Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range.

For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for AP staff visit: Find total compensation information here:

FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary/Project: Temporary
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on June 30, 2024. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date: This posting will remain open until filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Required Documents:

Cover Letter

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].

To apply, visit

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.


Associate Program Officer
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Kirk Schulz
$500 million to $1 billion (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
College / University
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