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Business Manager

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Business Administration/Management, Education

Department: Center on Teaching and Learning
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $75,000 - $85,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1

Application Review Begins
Review of applications begins immediately; for guaranteed consideration, complete your application no later than September 29, 2017

Special Instructions to Applicants
The following documents are required and must be uploaded with your online application:
• Resume or CV demonstrating that you meet the posted qualifications.
• Cover letter expressing your interest in the position.

Department Summary
The Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL) is one of the largest research centers at the University of Oregon and is part of the College of Education (COE). The COE is one of the highest-ranking graduate schools of education in the country. In the last decade, CTL has contributed significantly to this ranking due to its largely successful research enterprise.

CTL's mission is to conduct, translate, and disseminate research that focuses on the solutions and resolutions to serious but practical problems in school systems. CTL’s current research focuses on the rigorous evaluation of instructional strategies and materials in the teaching and assessment of reading and mathematics skills in K-8. CTL’s current portfolio of research projects is available on the CTL website (

CTL also provides screening and reporting services to schools through the DIBELS Data System (DDS) ( The DDS serves millions of students in public and private schools across the US and internationally. CTL also actively develops instructional programs and educational technology games to enhance student learning across a range of academic subjects. We disseminate rigorously researched products through the CTL Marketplace (

Position Summary
The purpose of the Business Manager is to serve as the Fiscal Officer for the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL). The Business Manager serves on the CTL Executive Management Team (EMT). Responsibilities of the Business Manager include fiduciary oversight of all CTL funds and assets; strategic budgetary planning to include allocation of financial, personnel, and office resources; managing all regular CTL business operations; oversight of CTL grants and contracts management; managing all CTL personnel and payroll functions; and advising CTL leadership on all aspects of financial and administrative policies and regulations.

The CTL Administrative and Financial Operations (AFO) group reports to the Business Manager. This group includes two Officers of Administration (Office Manager and Grants and Contracts Manager) and four classified staff (Administrative Program Assistants). The Business Manager has budget authority over all CTL non-grant funds and oversees expenditures on grant related funds. All financial, personnel, and operational decisions made by the Business Manager must meet generally accepted account principles, UO policies and guidelines, state, and federal regulations and sponsors guidelines.

The Business Manager reports to the Director of CTL. The Business Manager works closely with the Director of CTL, members of the Executive Management team, department directors, principal investigators, and administrative staff within CTL. The Business Manager also works with senior administrative staff at the College of Education and UO departments such as Business Affairs, Budget and Resource Planning, Purchasing and Contracting, Human Resources, and Sponsored Projects Services.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or related field from an accredited college or university.
• Three years of experience in financial management, personnel procedures and practices, and supervision in a complex organization.
• Two years of experience using large scale financial and human resources systems.
• For Candidates who have NOT earned a B.A or B.S., must have at least seven
years' experience in fiscal management, personnel procedures and practices, and
supervision in a complex organization.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated project management and organizational skills
• Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Commitment to promoting an inclusive work environment
• Proficiency with software and technology, including electronic calendars, word processing and spreadsheets

Preferred Qualifications
• Master of Business Administration (MBA)
• Financial management experience in a higher education setting
• Experience managing financial and administrative aspects of federally funded grants
• Experience using the Banner financial system (FIS) and human resources system (HRIS)
• Experience with complex financial and administrative policies, rules, and procedures

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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