Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Business & Operations Manager

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Operating under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Biology as the position supervisor, the Business & Operations Manager is the lead administrator for the Department of Biology within the College of Science (COS).

This role oversees the budget, administrative staff, and financial operations, and supports the academic operations of the department. The Business & Operations Manager is one of six such roles within COS, and is charged with being a resource and a subject-matter expert on administrative issues for department faculty, as well as being the lead administrative liaison with the COS Dean's Office. The Business & Operations Manager, with the Department Chair, is responsible for building and leading a team of department staff covering the HR, grants administration, finance, and space management needs of the Department of Biology.

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a related field required; Successful candidates will have a minimum of six to eight years of experience in finance, grants administration and human resources. The ability to get work done through managing others is essential to the success of this role. Knowledge of general accounting principles and federal compliance standards are a must. Exceptional communication skills, written and verbal, are critical in this role. Problem solving skills and use of good judgement are also particularly critical in this role.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in managing a team of staff in an academic science department is preferred, as is a Master's degree.

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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