Division of Finance & Administration
The College of Arts & Science’s Director of Business
Administration is responsible for the management of the business
and fiscal operations of the College. The position reports to the
Director III, Business Administration in the Division of Finance
& Administration but works in collaboration with the Dean of
Arts & Sciences, the College leadership team and internal and
external partners to accomplish college and campus
This is a wonderful opportunity to work in an enriching and diverse
academic setting where duties vary day-to-day. Requires a
proactive, detail-oriented person with excellent communication
skills and who enjoys working with executive-level administrators,
Deans, Department Chairs, faculty, and staff to accomplish projects
under pressure and within deadlines.
Apply a comprehensive knowledge of the business and financial areas
of the College and the University, direct and conduct actions
related to accounting, budgeting, financial planning, payroll and
contracts within the College of Arts & Sciences, the largest
academic unit on campus.
Assist the Dean in the administration of long-term strategic plans
developed by the College, including budget and operations.
Provide supervision, training, support and guidance to College
employees with fiscal responsibility. Oversee business and office
staff recruitment efforts in the College.
Develop an annual operational and gift budgets that include costs
and revenues related to the College as developed by the Dean,
academic leadership teams and central administration.
Project and monitor budget performance for all financially related
operations of the College.
Participate in the development of standard processes and tools for
all financial functions with all other business and functional
managers within the Finance organization.
Maintain an environment of compliance to fiscal policies and
procedures, ensure transactions are properly documented and
authorized, and ensure adequacy of internal controls to safeguard
assets and minimize risk.
Partner with MU Shared Services, HR, IT and other campus functional
areas to conduct business operations of the College and to assist
with implementing initiatives.
Understand and assist in the development and execution of academic
hiring strategy and initiating hiring orders. Manage payroll and
position changes within the College.
Collect, track and provide business information and non-academic
metrics to guide the organization to on-target performance.
Configure and maintain financial authorizations and approval
structure for college and departments.
Other duties as assigned.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The
University will not sponsor applicants for this position for
40hrs weekly, 1.0 FTE
Pay commensurate with education and experience.
Hiring Range: $65,776 - $97,103 Annual
University Title: Director I Business Administration
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
- Ability to work with a diverse array of personalities, under
pressure and within deadlines, especially with high-level
administrators, executives, faculty, and staff.
- Goal oriented and ability to manage multiple tasks
- Aptitude for consensus building and the ability to maintain
positive constituent and colleague relationships through
constructive communication skills and professionalism.
- Strong collaborative, interpersonal, and conflict resolution
- Good listener with excellent oral and written communications
- Experience in supervising and managing multiple employees.
- Master’s Degree in related field.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter and
resume into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a
resume attachment. (Reference letters will be requested for
finalists at a later date). Limit document name to 50 characters.
Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters
(e.g., /, &, %, etc.) to the UMSL Job site:
For questions about the application process, please call (314)
516-5805. If you are experiencing technical problems, please email
The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic core of the
University of Missouri-St. Louis, a public, metropolitan research
university that serves Missouri's most populous and economically
and socially diverse region. Through academic programs offered on
and off campus, it educates traditional and nontraditional students
who will supply knowledge, skills, and intellectual leadership in
both the private and public sectors. Active engagement in research
and scholarship enables College faculty in every department to
advance knowledge and to impart research methods and results
directly in their classroom teaching. In addition to providing
extensive opportunities in general education and undergraduate and
graduate degree programs in many disciplines, the College
emphasizes multi-disciplinary programs in life and environmental
sciences as well as metropolitan and regional studies.
To learn more, visit: https://www.umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/index.html
The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible
employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and
vision coverage effective on the first day of employment,
retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance for employees and
their dependents and employee and dependent life insurance. For
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each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual
pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in
learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our
university a better place to work, learn and innovate. In your
application materials, please discuss your experiences and
expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research and engagement.
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applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
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