The University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) has an
exciting opportunity for a Business Operations Administrator to
oversee the Program in Comparative Medicine and Veterinary
The Administrator manages the daily
business operations of the Department, including procurement,
budgeting, accounting, payroll, and human resources functions. The
selected candidate will work closely with other members of the
program’s leadership team to make decisions regarding facilities
and infrastructure. This role will jointly report to the
Attending Veterinarian/Director of the Program as well as the SOM’s
Director of Research Business Operations. This Exempt,
Regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes
22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days;
comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition
remission for employees and their dependents at any of the
University System of Maryland schools. In the
Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to
be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious
reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
- Manage and oversee the business operations and facilitation of
payroll, human resources, procurement, and billings/collections
related to a large monthly volume of fee-for-service activities
involving animal care, veterinary medicine, and animal procurement.
Assist senior leadership within the UMB Office of Animal Care and
Use and SOM Office of Finance and Resource Management with
computational analyses, reporting, and strategic planning.
- Prepare and monitor the annual departmental budget, approves
expenditures; analyzes variances; initiates and enforces corrective
- Manage the staff that support the following areas of
operations: procurement, payroll, human resources, and service
center business office (animal ordering and animal care/services)
billing and collections. Responsible for recruiting, selecting,
evaluating, and training related staff which includes planning
monitoring, and assessment of performance.
- Collaborate with SOM’s Director for Research Business
Operations to facilitate annual rate setting for services offered
by the Veterinary Resources to investigators. Ensure accurate
tracking of expenses and revenues to support decision making and
- Design, maintain, and implement Veterinary Resource operations
policies and/or services by establishing standards and procedures;
measuring results against standards; making necessary adjustments.
Delegate responsibility for records, billing, purchasing,
inventory; and payroll for the department.
- Partners with colleagues in Animal Husbandry/Facilities and
Veterinary Medicine to identify performance improvement of
operations, problem solve of processes to streamline and create
efficient services and collaborate to resolve issues.
- Responsible for other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications Education:
Bachelors in business, public administration, management or related
field. Master's degree preferred.
Seven (7) years of related experience
to position required, with at least three (3) years’ experience in
two of the following: human resources, payroll, finance, facility,
or research administration.
Three (3) years of direct
management responsibilities that involves personnel recruitment,
training, and professional development related to position.
Annual financial disclosure required by
Maryland State law.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of position requirements. Thorough knowledge of
all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in
effective use of applicable technology/systems including: Microsoft
Excel, PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint, Forms and other contemporary
business and communication tools. Ability to effectively
communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts.
Ability to support a mission and strategic vision. Instructional,
training, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate
relationships. Skill in consultation and change management. Ability
to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core
Values of Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity,
Excellence, Leadership, and Knowledge.
Commensurate with education and
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,
color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran
status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or
policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the
Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu. If you
anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability
under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of
the employment process, please submit a
UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request
. You may also contact
HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries
concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be
responded to from this email address.