Business Manager

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Business Manager

Job no: 527395
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Materials Science Institute
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
May 10, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a resume and cover letter with your online application.

NOTE: This opening is only available to current UO employees.

Department Summary
The purpose of the Materials Science Institute (MSI) is to study the structure and properties of materials, to educate in the sciences of materials, and to serve Oregon as a resource in these sciences. Since 1985 MSI has more than tripled the size of its research program, developed four new graduate programs in materials, and contributed to the State's prosperity through collaboration with more than 25 Oregon companies.

Position Summary
The Business Manager of the Materials Science Institute (MSI) is part of the lnstitute's management team, and reports to the director of the Institute. The management team includes the directors of operations connected to the MSI, the Graduate Internship Program, the Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists (COACh), Lens of the Market Initiative, and the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry.

The Business Manager is responsible for managing the core operations of the MSI. These core operations include developing, promoting, and managing the institute's sponsored programs portfolio and other research activities, fiscal management of the Institute, and general operations of the MSI office.

The Business Manager directly supervises a Grants Coordinator, an Administrative Program Assistant, and a part-time Grants Technician.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field AND two years of related budget and accounting experience;
    OR, six years of progressively responsible budgeting and accounting experience;
    OR, an equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

  • Two years of managerial experience.

    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem-solving.
  • Ability to take initiative; attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
  • Ability to maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Ability to model the highest ethical standards.
  • Ability to provide superior customer service.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional experience in an academic or non-profit setting
  • Professional grant administration experience in a unit or central office.
  • Experience and facility with BANNER and/or other enterprise financial and administrative information systems.
  • Experience and facility with on-line grant submission platforms.
  • Knowledge of and experience with federal funding agencies
  • Knowledge of federal regulations including 0MB Circulars, the FAR, and other agency policies and regulations to maintain compliance with terms and conditions of the award.

    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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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