Principal Assistant

Updated: 18 minutes ago
Location: Pullman, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime


1113-NN - Principal Assistant

Business Title:

Principal Assistant

Additional Titles:



Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

This position reports to the Athletic Director and is responsible for functioning as principal assistant for any sports or programs assigned and serving as primary point of operational and administrative contact for internal and external constituencies, often on complex and confidential issues; performs and/or oversees a variety of administrative, fiscal, staff support and planning activities, some of which require advance or specialized knowledge or skills, such as specialized record-keeping and database management, and specified information-gathering projects and tasks that require independent judgment, tact, diplomacy and sensitivity. Must be able to interpret and apply complicated rules and regulations. Must work easily and effectively with coaches, staff and administrators.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration or other relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible management work experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license by time of hire. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, use of electronic mail, and calendar systems.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the culture and organization of Intercollegiate Athletics.

  • Experience working in a higher education setting.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and perform sound decision-making in both low and high intensity environments.

  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable rules and regulations, including State of Washington, Washington State University, Athletic Department, NCAA, and Pac-12 Conference. 

Additional Information:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at  Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Area/College: Intercollegiate Athletics
Department Name: Athletics Senior Staff
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163
Department Link:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

FTE: 100%

This is a permanent position.
Screen Date: This position will begin screening applicants on August 22, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

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 .

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