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Business Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 118674
Title: Business Manager
Functional Title: Business Manager
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
Unit: VPR-VP Research
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 Business Manager is responsible for administering the personnel, benefits, procurement, travel, facilities management, and accounting activities within the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and several units within the Division of Research. This position will also serve as the contact for Facilities Management activities and the liaison with building security and OVPR issued keys. Additional duties include support for special events and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and/or experience; applicable experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree on a year by year basis.

A minimum of three (3) years of applicable experience (e.g. personnel/HR, payroll, benefits, procurement, travel, facilities coordination, accounting, etc.); seven (7) years of applicable experience without BA/BS.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of purchasing and travel policies and procedures.
• Advance user of Microsoft Office applications, i.e., MS Word and Excel.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Must be detail oriented, a problem solver and able to work under deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Must be flexible with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Ability to interpret and explain policies to a diverse audience.
• Ability to handle sensitive matters with discretion and tact while maintaining confidentiality.


• Experience working in the Payroll & Human Resources (PHR) system, Kuali Financial System (KFS), Priority/BA4 software, Warehouse on the Web (WOW) and other UMCP systems preferred.
• Knowledge of Federal OMB rules and regulations.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

This position is only open to current University of Maryland, College Park employees.

Posting Date: 01/12/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/04/2018
Physical Demands

Sedentary work performed in a normal office environment; exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Ability to attend meetings both on and off campus. Spending long hours in front of a computer screen.

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. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UMD Job Site
    • Personal Referral
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    • Baltimore Sun
    • Local Publication
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    • HERC
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    • Diverse Jobs
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    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • Other
    • SimplyHired
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    • Job Fairs
    • Monster.Com
  2. * Are you a current University of Maryland, College Park employee?
    • Yes
    • No