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Business Manager

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 110697
Title: Business Manager
Functional Title: Business Manager
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: ENGR-Electrical & Computer Engineering
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 purpose of this position is to manage all operations – including staff – of the ECE Procurement and Supply Office in addition to managing the Department’s inventory process, parking allocations, and day-to-day IT services and facility access requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for a degree

At least eight (8) years (with a High School Diploma or GED); six (6) years (with an associate degree) or four (4) years (with a bachelor’s degree) progressively responsible experience in a combination of budgeting, accounting, payroll, purchasing and/or personnel work and a minimum of 1 year supervisory experience required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills and a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to “customer” service within the UMCP setting are required. Experience and knowledge in procurement, travel, accounting, budgeting and financial procedures and systems.
Excellent analytical and organizational skills, time management abilities, and communication skills (both oral and written).
Must be able to interpret and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, institutional and state guidelines and procedures.
Ability to handle multiple and sometimes competing priorities and provide excellent outcomes within the required time frame.
The ability to follow up and follow through on assigned and delegated tasks is essential.


Experience with spreadsheet packages and web-based business systems, such as ELF, desired.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 02/23/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 03/09/2018
Physical Demands

Normal conditions in an office setting and no unusual physical demands.

Ability and willingness to physically maneuver the campus.
Exerting 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.

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
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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