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Business Operations Manager, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Business Administration/Management, Operations/Infrastructure, Planning/Project Management

Department: Lundquist College of Business
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $65,000 - $80,000 per year, commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2024-2025
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

July 23, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1. A resume/CV.
2. A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum, and if applicable, preferred qualifications for the position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers as part of the application process. Any application missing the above documents/information may be considered incomplete. In order to ensure consideration, please submit your application materials prior to or on the listed review date.

Lundquist is interested in finding the best candidate for the job and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t think you meet every one of our preferred qualifications--use your application to let us know what excites you about the role and what transferable skills or other qualities you would bring.

To receive a copy of the full position description, please send an email to lundquisthr@uoregon.edu.

Department Summary

The Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation educates, inspires, and empowers future entrepreneurs, instilling in students the very characteristics of entrepreneurship—innovation, initiative, accountability, and dedication. By combining a solid foundation of business theory with extraordinary experiential learning, the center has earned a reputation as one of the nation's finest entrepreneurship programs.

Position Summary

The Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, one of the four Centers of Excellence in the Lundquist College of Business, is looking for a dynamic and innovative professional to join its team as its Business Operations Manager. As the primary administrative officer, you will help shape LCE’s financial, operational, and strategic initiatives, contributing to the realization of its mission and goals.

In this influential position, you will exercise broad responsibility and independent decision-making authority, overseeing crucial functions such as budgeting, project management, event management, and supervision of a dedicated team of student employees, fostering a collaborative and thriving work environment. Your role includes financial forecasting and projections and ensuring the efficient utilization of resources to fulfill the LCE’s mission. You will also play a key role in strategy and design, communications and marketing, and systems and coordination management.

As the key connection between LCE leadership, the Dean’s Office, and the University, you will play a vital role in aligning the unit's business operations with the university's guidelines. Your collaborative efforts with the Director will be instrumental in driving the unit's success.

If you are a visionary leader ready to make a significant impact, apply now and be part of a team that values your expertise and commitment to excellence. Join us in shaping the future of the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent career experience in business, entrepreneurship, or a related field.
• Two years of supervisory experience of two or more employees, or an equivalent combination of lead work experience and/or supervision training.
• Three years of experience in three of the following areas: event management, project management, systems and coordination support, strategy and design, communications and marketing, and relationship management.

Professional Competencies

• Strong customer service and people skills, including the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Commitment to promoting an inclusive work environment.
• Ability to meet deadlines, proactively anticipate needs, manage, and prioritize multiple tasks or projects, and work independently without supervision, while managing frequent interruptions and shifting priorities to ensure the success of projects and regular workflow.
• Excellent problem-solving ability, including diligence and consistent follow-through.
• Ability to manage conflict with tact and diplomacy and to use sound judgment and initiative, particularly as it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential information, and escalate appropriately if needed for further resolution.
• Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Project management and organizational skills.
• High-level diligence and follow-through.
• Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders to create strategic and cohesive event experiences.
• Proficiency with software and technology, including electronic calendars, word processing, and spreadsheets.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with signature events.
• Experience working in higher education.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

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

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 https://hr.uoregon.edu/about-benefits.

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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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