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Department Manager (German & Scandinavian)

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 within CAS.

Department: German and Scandinavian
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $48,000-$58,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

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 have.
• Current resume which includes dates of employment and summarizes job duties.
• 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 contacted.
• 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 technologies.
2. Describe your experience working and/or interacting with diverse populations.

Department Summary
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.

Position Summary
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 resources.

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.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor's Degree OR 4 years of financial/office management experience.
• Experience managing finances and budgets.
• Experience supervising or in a lead capacity.

Professional Competencies
• 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 changes.
• Ability to assess situations independently and determine what steps are required.

Preferred Qualifications
• 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 .

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative 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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