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Employment Opportunity -- Business/Administrative Associate - Procurement

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Civil service position of Business/Administrative Associate in the Procurement Office.  Responsibilities of this position include:


  • ·         Reviews procedures and work with Director to ensure the comply with procurement laws.  Make sure procedures are understood and followed by   departments.
  • ·         Develop procedures to improve process efficiency and reduce costs.
  • ·         Train, supervise, and review the work of new Procurement Officers/Procurement Officer Assistants.
  • ·         Provide job training and professional development guidance across campus.
  • ·         Act as buyer for the University Bookstore, Textbook Rental, Library, Health Services, International Programs, and Continuing Education.
  • ·         Assist the director and performs tasks in their absence.

 Qualifications:  Requires Bachelor’s degree in business, management, communications, or related field, in addition to 2 years of experience in procurement that includes project management.

This position also requires strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, as well as ability to maintain confidentiality, prioritize, meet deadlines and balance multiple projects simultaneously. Also, strong organizational, time management skills and attention to detail are a must.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.  Working knowledge/experience with Argos and Banner strongly preferred.

The Civil Service Examination for this classification is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants.  Upon successful selection of a candidate, all scores will be voided from this Business/Administrative Associate – Procurement.

To apply, please submit application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references online at  Review of applications will begin  February 6, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.  AA/EEOE

EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums as well as flexible options for medical coverage. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time. AA/EEOE

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