Business Officer

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Vacancy Number


Position Title

Business Officer

Working Title

Business Officer

Competency Level



College of Arts and Sciences Admin - 32000

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately three quarters of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.
The College’s twenty-two departments offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as African-American studies, Asian studies, forensic science, Latin American studies, Native American studies, and women’s studies, among others.
Many of the College’s departments also offer graduate programs. Graduate degrees awarded include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science, and the Doctor of Philosophy in marine biology. In addition, the Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts in liberal studies. The College also collaborates with the Watson School of Education to offer the Master of Arts in Teaching degree, and offers the Master of Science in computer science and information systems in cooperation with the Cameron School of Business. Post-baccalaureate certificates in applied statistics, environmental studies, and Hispanic studies are available.

Graduate programs in the college are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching, or for further study at the doctoral level.


College of Arts and Sciences Admin - 32000 College

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Business Officer is responsible for the following:

-Interprets, modifies, and monitors internal and external policies and procedures associated with faculty load and compensation and electronic personnel action forms
-Analyzes budgets and financial data across the College of Arts and Sciences
-Manages the HR paperwork, employee budgets, adjustments, and position control
-Ensures business practice compliance with applicable UNCW, UNC system, North Carolina state, and federal guidelines, rules, laws, policies, and regulations

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related business area and two years of administration management or business management experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Preferred education, professional skills and experience

Preferred Candidates will have at least three years of work experience in the following areas:
-Knowledge of Ellucian Banner (both Self Service and Internet Native versions), or demonstrated experience on a similar scale ERP system with an ability to quickly and effectively learn Banner
-Experience using SSRS reporting environments, or a demonstrated experience with similar SQL -based reporting environments
-Knowledge of UNCW or UNC system financial and personnel policies and practices, or a demonstrated experience in a complex university environment

Required Certifications or licensure


Recruitment Range

$55,016- $67,337


1.0 (40 hours per week)

Months Per Year

12 Months

Work Days

Monday - Friday

Work Hours

8:00AM - 5:00PM

Type of Position


Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited

Position Number


Job Posting Date


Posting Close Date


Special Notes to Applicants

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.

For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

External Link to Posting
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select which of the following most closely matches your skill level with Microsoft Excel:
    • None
    • Beginning formulas/formatting (SUM, AVERAGE, IF, COUNT)
    • Intermediate formulas (SUMIF, IFERROR, 'IS-' statements)
    • Advanced formulas/calculations (pivot tables, arrays, VLOOKUP)
  2. * Please explain in a few sentences below what your experience has been in the administration of business functions, including budgeting, planning, personnel logistics, and procurement.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * 3. Have you ever worked with PeopleAdmin, ChromeRiver, Banner HR, Banner Finance? Please describe your responsibilities with each system.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNC Wilmington (2021)?
    • UNCW Website
    • UNCW Facebook Page
    • UNCW Linkedin Page
    • UNCW Twitter Account
    • UNCW Employee Referral
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • North Carolina Job Network
    • Women In Higher Education
    • Other

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