Purchasing Assistant

Employer
Dixie State University
Location
Utah, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Announcement

Assist the Director of Purchasing in administrative functions and in campus ordering and purchasing needs. Additional information about the Purchasing Office can be found online at https://employees.dixie.edu/business-services/purchasing/ .

Responsibilities

  • Review and process requisitions to create purchase orders.
  • Work closely with vendors to purchase goods and services; monitor order status and work with Accounts Payable and individual departments as necessary.
  • Assist with the Purchasing card (PCard) program, including opening/closing PCard user accounts, providing account maintenance, and assisting departments in the reconciliation process.
  • Maintain updated vendor information within the University’s finance system.
  • Create and manage online accounts for online vendors.
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Purchasing and assist other Business Services areas as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or vocational/technical school degree required. A combination of college coursework and experience will also be considered.
  • At least one (1) year related experience required; experience working in high-volume purchasing or in a higher education business environment preferred.
  • Experience with purchasing policies and procedures in a public agency preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Adobe Acrobat DC required. Ellucian Banner Finance experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and correspondence forms.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and exercise basic human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with the university community.


Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time classified staff (overtime-eligible) position. Annual salary of $32,000 - $34,000, depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of November 2021. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 11 , 2021 ; position open until filled . Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Dixie State University (DSU) is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU’s non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury - titleix@dixie.edu , HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco - titleix@dixie.edu , 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://titleix.dixie.edu/ or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ocr@ed.gov , 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, ocr.denver@ed.gov , 303-844-5695.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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