The Senior Administrator provides direct administrative support to center leadership, serves as senior operations administrator for the San Angelo Research & Extension Center (REC), and supports leadership with external and governmental relations. The position reports to the Center Director or the Director’s Office, as appropriate.
- Manages center budgets in cooperation with Center Director.
- Ensures compliance with AgriLife Research rules, System policies, State and Federal laws and regulations.
- Approves documents/access requests for internal systems including AgriLife and TAMUS administrative forms, Maestro, AggieBuy, Laserfiche, FAMIS, Canopy, Workday, etc.
- Manages center safety programs including biosafety, EH&S and ethics & compliance.
- Serves as chair of center safety committee.
- Analyzes operations and implements procedural or policy changes.
- Oversees center calendar and event coordination.
- Coordinates with local Extension leadership.
- Oversees new construction and physical plant.
- Supervises administrative and business staff, and support staff not reporting to a faculty member.
- Responsible for oversight of administrative support to center director and faculty.
- Assists faculty to ensure compliance with expenditure policies of granting agencies.
- Represents Center to AgriLife Administrative Services and Sponsored Research Services.
- Promotes and facilitates professional development of center staff.
- Responsible for external relations with local, regional, state, and national representatives under the direction of and in cooperation with the Center Director, if applicable, and the AgriLife Federal and State Government Relations officers.
- Represents center leadership in meetings and on committees, as delegated by supervisor.
- Participates in all programmatic planning meetings requiring operational coordination.
- Management of research facilities, ranches and associated infrastructure, and livestock.
- Works with research and extension faculty to provide resources, livestock, and support staff to accomplish research objectives.
- Plans and supervises execution of animal husbandry including animal health, nutrition, and breeding decisions.
- Maintains livestock inventory, performance, and health records.
- Plans grazing and maintains records of grazing use on each pasture.
- Plans and supervises execution of range improvements such as brush control and prescribed fires.
- Prepares annual budgets and makes recommendations for staffing, capital improvements, vehicle, and equipment acquisition.
- Serves as departmental approver for business documents and requests.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Eight years of related experience in general office, accounting, or personnel operations, including related supervisory experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Masters’ degree or equivalent combination of training and experience in management of land resources or livestock operations.
- Seven years of experience in pasture-based livestock production and land management.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
- Interpersonal and communication skills.
- Planning and organizational skills.
- Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
- Demonstrated leadership capabilities.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to establish effective working relationships and to work effectively on teams.
- Excellent customer service and organizational skills.
- Ability to work beyond normal business hours and/or weekends if required.
- Fulfillment of the duties in this position will involve frequent travel (some overnight travel is possible), and from the San Angelo Research Center to the Martin Ranch located in Menard County (± 75 miles), > Read Ranch located in Crockett County (± 68 miles), and the Sonora Research Station in Sutton County (± 89 miles). This position will also require the ability to occasionally work in extreme heat (>90°F) and cold (<30°F), walk distances of at least 1 mile and lift and work with materials and tools that weigh 50 lbs or more.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of pasture-based livestock production and land management or livestock operations management.
Comments to Applicants:
- Please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references.
- Applications received for this position must include responses to all questions and all requested documents must be attached. Failure to provide all requested information may result in an invalid submission and a rejected application.