Business Manager I


Primary Function

This individual is responsible for the coordination of financial, space and human resources in the College.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

This person manages many day-to-day and reporting aspects of the college budget and liaises with other offices as necessary. The position assists with college budgeting and finance processes involving multiple funding sources and assists with period financial reporting of all funding sources in the College. The individual in this position will assist in addressing the operational needs including facility and project needs of the College.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

1. (A) Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a closely related field (such as accountancy)

OR

(B) Bachelor’s degree in a field other than those listed in “A” and one year of responsible business experience

OR

Four years of responsible business experience

OR

A combination of such education and business experience totaling four years

2. Three years of responsible accounting and/or business experience, one year of which was at an administrative level.

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)

Education and Experience Preferred

1. Bachelors degree in business, finance, accounting or related field

2. Two years experience in higher education business, finance, or accounting.

3. Two to four years experience in business, finance, accounting or related field.

4. Good written and oral communication skills.

5. Exceptionally proficient with Excel and data management.

6. Ability to converse effectively by email and phone to multiple stakeholders.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.

1. Supervisory and administrative abilities

2. Ability to work effectively with the staff and public

Working Hours
8:00 to 4:30; M-F
Hiring rate/range
Commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity; position includes a robust benefits package to eligible applicants.
Posting Date
02/05/2021
Closing Date
03/05/2021
Priority Review Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.
  • If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.
  • After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.
  • Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from jobs@niu.edu and CivilServiceTesting@niu.edu. Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.
  • We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in your online profile be personal use, not professional/work information: personal email address, home address, and phone numbers. The information you provide is used to make contact on search updates, department referrals and interviews, etc. We must be able to relay sensitive and important information in a way that protects your privacy concerning job search activity, now and in the future.
  • ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE NIU DEKALB CAMPUS TO TAKE A STATE UNIVERSITIES CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION . At the time of testing, you will be required to present a photo ID. NOTE : If you have previously tested for this classification and wish to rewrite the exam to improve your score and register position, please contact the Civil Service Testing Office by the posting deadline.
  • Required documentation noted in the posting such as driver’s license, licensures, or certifications MUST be presented at the time of examination.
  • If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
  • After testing of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
  • Click on Business Manager I for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
  • Please click Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University’s benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Link to Department Homepage
College of Health and Human Sciences
Physical Demands

This individual will be cataloguing inventory, so they must be able to physically get from building to building on campus.

EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560

Is Background Check Required
Yes
Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Education ( AAEOE ) at ada@niu.edu .

Clery Act Information

NIU provides information regarding campus security, personal and fire safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime reporting policies, in addition to crime and fire statistics for the most recent three calendar years. The Annual Security Report containing security and safety information is available at www.safety.niu.edu/clery or by contacting the University Police Department and Public Safety Department at 815-753-9628 to receive a hard copy. The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.niu.edu/clery/fire_report.pdf or by contacting the Environmental Health and Safety Department at 815-753-0404 to receive a hard copy.

Quick Link
https://employment.niu.edu/postings/55386
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a Bachelors Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Please choose which discipline in which you hold your Bachelor's degree. (Please remember to upload your unofficial transcript.)
    • Business Administation
    • Accounting
    • Management
    • Related Field
    • None of these discipline areas
  3. How many years of responsible work experience in accounting and/or business do you possess?
    • 0-3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 5+ years
  4. Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. How many years of accounting and/or business work experience do you possess working at an administrative level?
    • 0-1 years
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3+ years
  6. Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or resume.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. Have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veteran's Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of at least 3 References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  2. Transcripts #2 (unofficial with official required at hire)
  3. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)


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