The Center for Environmental Farming Systems is recruiting a Program Assistant.
Position Description​: Major job responsibilities include:

  *   Management of various projects at once, including creating and managing systems and timelines, and supporting the project team to adhere to project systems and timelines
  *   Support timely and accurate communications across multi-organizational project teams, while supporting project team culture
  *   Communicating with a wide range of stakeholders and the general public
  *   Some communications support, especially social media management
  *   Administrative duties
  *   Event planning assistance and logistics for initiative events
  *   Management and reconciliation of credit cards
  *   Processing financial paperwork, including paying invoices through the NCSU invoice payment system, Service Now.
  *   Management of state travel paperwork for individuals, large conferences, and events
  *   Constant follow up to ensure paperwork has been processed by the state
  *   Simple yet crucial AV set up for events, including maintenance and recommendations of replacement schedule of AV equipment
  *   Data entry and other duties as assigned
Work Schedule: 40 hours a week. This position will be an exclusively remote position until further notice due to COVID-19, but will become an in-person position once CEFS staff return to the office on the NC State University campus.
Some nights, early mornings and weekend work will be required during events or busy seasons (1-3 per month). Some overnight travel will be required for events, once the university approves event travel again.
Minimum Experience/Education: BS in Communication, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Sustainability, Environmental Science, Agroecology, Agriculture or related field preferred.
Departmental Required Skills: The position requires excellent communication, follow-up skills, time management and computer and database management skills. Candidates must have an interest in sustainable agriculture.  Driver’s license is required as event related deliveries, pick-ups and travel is required in a state vehicle.
An excellent work ethic and genuine interest in the work of CEFS is required.  Candidates must be able to lift 25 pounds and stand or sit for extended periods of time.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.



Matthew J. Grieshop PhD
Associate Professor | MSU Entomology
Director | MSU SAFS/EFFS program
578 Wilson Road | B11 CIPS | East Lansing MI | 48824
Lab: (517) 432-8034 | Cell: (517) 331-3725 | Fax: (517) 353-5598
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