Business Manager

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 104600
Title: Business Manager
Functional Title: Business Manager
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: BSOS-Government & Politics
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Government and Politics (GVPT) currently has over 200 active appointments. The Business Manager will manage the human resources and payroll for the Department and will serve as the primary point of contact for GVPT. S/he will also be responsible for the financial management of the Department’s Foundation accounts and the corresponding account within the Department. The Business Manager will also initiate all financial transactions on behalf of the Department, including but not limited to disbursement vouchers, invoices, requisitions, wire transfers, departmental encumbrances, procurement and travel expense statements. This position also serves at the Department’s office manager and is responsible for the Department’s keys, office equipment, computer inventory, parking codes as well as supervises GVPT’s front desk student workers.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. An equivalent combination of education and work/training experience may be substituted on a year to year basis for a combined total of 4 years.
- 2 years experience working in an office environment specific to administrative and/or financial management (i.e., accounting, payroll, procurement)
– Knowledge of basic accounting, strong IT skills
– the ability to work under pressure with a diverse group of colleagues.


- Master’s Degree preferred.
– University of Maryland experience preferred.
– Demonstrated knowledge of UMD software programs, such as PHR, Priority, KFS, WOW, e-terp, i-terp preferred.
ORA certification preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 01/02/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/16/2018
Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to lift and carry small parcels, packages and other items, to walk short distances and/or drive a vehicle to deliver and/or pick up materials.

Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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