Business Operations Manager, Ballmer Institute
Officer of Administration
The Ballmer Institute for Children's
Appointment Type and Duration:
$60,000-$70,000 per year
Application Review Begins
June 15, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your resume, please include:
1) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your skills and
experience make you an ideal candidate for this position.
2) A current resume.
The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health is a new
Portland-based institute that will provide a bold new approach to
addressing the behavioral and mental health care needs of Oregon's
children. The Ballmer Institute was made possible by a lead gift of
more than $425 million from Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders
of Ballmer Group Philanthropy.
The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health at the
University of Oregon will be the first of its kind, establishing a
new model for behavioral and mental health care, and the most
comprehensive effort undertaken by a U.S. university and its
partners, creating a new model of care.
The Ballmer Institute, the UO will:
- Develop a new level of behavioral health practitioners through
new undergraduate degree and certificate programs. The new degree
program is subject to state approval.
- Deliver science-based early detection, prevention, and
treatment strategies directly into the lives of children and their
- Accelerate the discovery and dissemination of new technologies
and research informed by clinical context.
- Provide scholarships through a $100 million endowment to
graduate a new, diverse and culturally rich workforce prepared to
work directly with those in need.
The Business Operations Manager provides academic unit support on
administrative and fiduciary matters to the Ballmer Institute. This
includes planning and monitoring the routine business operation
activities related to payroll, travel operations, A/P, A/R,
purchasing, leases, contracts, and other day-to-day business
functions. Additionally, this includes leases and space use
agreements, tax compliance requirements, BAO policies, PCS
policies, and other university regulations. This position will act
as the point person interacting directly and regularly with
university central offices, external constituents, administrative
colleagues, faculty, students, and executive positions in the
Ballmer Institute. In collaboration with various stakeholders and
subject matter experts, the Business Operations Manager provides
administrative and fiscal oversight of foundation funds and other
operating funds for the individual programs and majors under their
respective areas of assignment. This includes contract and grant
management, as necessary. As a new position within the Ballmer
Institute, this role may grow to meet the needs of the Institute as
it scales operations.
This position is responsible for a broad set of assignments and is
expected to handle sensitive and confidential issues. Although this
position works as a member of a team, the Business Operations
Manager regularly exercises independent judgment with limited
supervision. All financial, personnel, and operational decisions
made by the incumbent must meet generally accepted accounting
principles, UO policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as
state and federal regulations.
The Business Operations Manager reports directly to the Associate
Director of the Ballmer Institute and receives direction from
multiple stakeholders based on their individual needs.
- A Bachelor's degree and 5 years of progressively responsible
experience in business, finance, or operations;
- Seven years of progressively responsible experience in
business, finance, or operations.
- In-depth understanding of financial and management
- Ability to use sound judgment and initiative, particularly as
it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential
- Demonstrated flexibility, ability to plan and initiate
projects, set priorities, solve problems, motivate staff and
maintain stability and consistency in stressful
- Project management and organizational skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with
individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive
and welcoming environment.
- Proficiency with software and technology, including electronic
calendars, creating/editing documents, and spreadsheets.
- Experience with Banner and COGNOS or similar enterprise
- Experience with complex financial and administrative policies,
rules, and procedures in a higher education setting.
- A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Business Administration,
Management, Public Administration or a closely-related
- Business administration experience in an institution of higher
education, research environment, large governmental entity or a
- Experience with Microsoft Office and other software programs
including: HRIS/FIS platforms, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,
Adobe Acrobat, and Google Docs.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
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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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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
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