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Business Manager

Rice University
Houston, TX 77002
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Position Summary:

The Business Manager manages complex administrative and financial matters for the Enrollment division. This includes, but is not limited to, managing the financial, business, and human resources function for the division. S/he is responsible for managing and developing budgets, financial analysis, and oversight of all accounting activities, providing guidance and expertise to department heads and managers. In addition, the Business Manager serves as the primary liaison with Human Resources and is responsible for managing and advising on Human Resources processes and practices for the Enrollment division, including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, rewards/recognition, pay changes, promotions/reclassifications, reorganizations, and basic employee relations matters, personnel action changes, and terminations. The ideal candidate will have experience developing and implementing business systems, structures and processes, particularly for budgeting and accounting, and, will be a proactive, forward-thinking individual with a positive outlook.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads strategic planning and analysis for a division, complex department, or programs with significant business, regulatory, and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise
  • Independently manages the administration and evaluation of functions or programs
  • Prepares and reviews operational and financial reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Sets goals and deadlines for the department
  • Serves as an advisor to unit heads on administrative matters
  • Manages division budgets, human resources, and facilities functions
  • Oversees the interpretation, implementation, and compliance with policies and regulations
  • Recommends actions and resolves complex issues that often span organizational boundaries
  • Manages outreach strategies that may include relationship development, communications, and compliance
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Additional Functions & Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates with the Vice President, Directors, Deputy Directors, Executive Assistants, and Office Assistants to ensure the smooth operation of the entire enrollment division.
  • Serves as the enrollment division's primary liaison for the human resources division and university budget office.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years of related administrative and financial management experience or another closely related role
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational, and staff resources
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to influence and motivate constituencies that might span multiple organizational boundaries
  • Excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships
  • Strong knowledge of the relevant subject matter
  • Demonstrated ability to perform duties with a high level of professionalism, flexibility, discretion, judgment, diplomacy, and tact

  • Experience managing a human resources function for a unit or division, including staff recruitment
  • Experience managing a budget for a unit or division, including budget management through an enterprise-wide budget management system, providing reports on an ongoing basis, and overseeing department expenditures
  • Experience developing and implementing business systems, structures, and processes
  • Experience working for a value, mission, or service-driven organization
  • Demonstrated ability to develop short and long-term budget plans and align them with activities, initiatives, and key business priorities
  • Understanding of HR processes, systems, and practices, including recruitment, onboarding, learning & development, and performance management

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Current Rice University COVID policies, which include vaccination, face mask, testing, gatherings, occupancy limits, and travel policies can be found here: https://coronavirus.rice.edu/policies

Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-16
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