Primary duties include budget management, faculty and student
support, supervision of staff and event coordination. This position
will work with others to identify and develop opportunities for
collaboration and shared administrative support for other units
Department: German and Scandinavian
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular,
Salary: $48,000-$58,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year
Application Review Begins
August 2, 2017; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, application must be submitted online and
include the following:
• Cover letter which expresses your interest in the position and
concisely articulates how you meet the minimum qualifications,
professional competencies, and preferred qualifications you may
• Current resume which includes dates of employment and summarizes
• At least three professional references, one of which must be
current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed).
Candidate will be notified prior to references being
• Response to the following Supplemental Questions (please be as
concise as possible):
1. Describe your experience in program administration, including
personnel management, record keeping, payroll, budgeting and
reconciling accounts, software applications and other
2. Describe your experience working and/or interacting with diverse
The Department of German and Scandinavian Studies features ten
German and three Scandinavian specialists who collaborate fully in
an intellectual enterprise focused on modernity. Our various
sub-concentrations, which include philosophical and theoretical
discourses, Holocaust and memory studies, film, visual culture,
folk traditions, and German Shakespeare Studies, represent
substantive links to other departments and programs, in particular
Philosophy, History, Judaic Studies, Art History, Music, English,
Comparative Literature, Folklore, and Cinema Studies.
Responsible for managing the daily operations of the department,
including academic program services, payroll, academic personnel
functions and fiscal management of all department budgets including
Foundation funds. Advises on strategic planning to determine the
allocation of financial, personnel and office resources to achieve
the goals of the department.
Interacts regularly with faculty, students, classified staff and
other OAs both within the department as well as other departments
and support units across campus and the CAS Dean's Office.
Has authority and responsibility to make decisions related to
internal controls, compliance, policy and procedure, business and
financial transactions, administrative issues, and human
This position reports to the Head of the Department of German &
Scandinavian. One half-time staff as well as student workers report
to this position.
• Bachelor's Degree OR 4 years of financial/office management
• Experience managing finances and budgets.
• Experience supervising or in a lead capacity.
• Proven ability to work in complex frameworks, analyze and
prioritize elevated levels of
information and convert ideas and objectives into actions.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and
written with a diverse
• Ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt well to
• Ability to assess situations independently and determine what
steps are required.
• Experience in higher education.
• Experience working in Banner.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits
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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.
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