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Director of Resource Management for Business Affairs and Chancellor Divisions

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This position is designated as Exempt from the Human Resources Act ( EHRA ).

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​Benefits of Working at UNCW

Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.

Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.

As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.

We also offer an abundance of training and development programs through our Dare to Learn Academy , and the employee assistance program , many of which are offered free of charge.

Working Title
Director of Resource Management for Business Affairs and Chancellor Divisions

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Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus

Home Department
Business Affairs - 35000

Business Affairs - 35000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs , the Director of Resource Management for Business Affairs and Chancellor Divisions serves as the chief human resources and business officer of the Business Affairs and Chancellor Divisions, encompassing a $300M+ operating budget and well over 700 employees. This position develops recommendations for the most effective utilization of resources to enhance the operations within the Business Affairs and Chancellors Division.

In addition, the Director aids in policy development short and long-range planning to include scenario forecasting for existing and new initiatives. This position will ensure practices and tools are developed and effectively communicated to any and all levels of the division to support compliance with policies and the efficient management of resources. This position has divisional oversight for the execution of several budget and allocation processes, including enrollment growth, special funds, and tuition and fee rate proposals.

The position operates independently in a diverse environment where the nature of both divisions is complex in the types of services offered, funding sources utilized, and daily issues encountered. This position must be able to handle multiple and changing priorities on a daily basis and resolve financial and administrative issues on short notice.

This position has authority to plan, organize and implement job tasks related to the fiscal management of the division and to formulate and implement policies and procedures in collaboration with division leadership. The position has authority to make decisions necessary in the daily management of both division’s finances.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree in a relevant field with at least three years of managerial experience education, OR a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or similar area of study with at least seven years of progressively responsible experience OR an equivalent combination of experience and education from which comparable skills and knowledge have been achieved.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Earned MBA or closely related degree or related professional certification, 5 years of progressive fiscal responsibility in higher education.
  • The ability to interpret and manage complex business processes, including resource allocation, budget management, and personnel management.
  • Experience with budget development.
  • Advanced financial modeling and analysis skills.
  • Advanced spreadsheet skills.
  • Ability to identify and convene stakeholders to ensure input and seek consensus on complex issues.
  • Knowledge of and experience with ERP software such as Banner and People Admin.
  • Excellent interpersonal and superior communication skills, with evidence of building collegial relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to succinctly present complex issues to a variety of constituents.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and successfully complete multiple tasks.
  • Ability to interpret and apply complex laws and regulations to operations.
Required Certifications or Licensures


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Division of Business Affairs supports the University’s mission, strategic vision, goals, and objectives by providing support to the university efficiently and effectively. The Business Affairs Division is responsible for a wide range of business and administrative functions of the university, including but not limited to financial affairs, procurement, physical resources, capital management, security and safety services, building management and construction, information technology services, and auxiliary services. The division provides services directly to students, faculty and staff and the community.

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.

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.

Number of Openings
Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

This position will remain open until filled.

PLEASE NOTE : This posting will close at 11:59PM (Eastern time) on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application, including the ‘Work History’ section before you apply for this position. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

Months Per Year
12 Months

1.0 (40 hours per week)

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity with UNCW? (2024)
    • UNCW Website
    • UNCW LinkedIn Page
    • UNCW X Account (formerly Twitter)
    • UNCW Employee Referral
    • UNCW Instagram Account (UNCW_jobs)
    • UNCW Job Alert
    • Chronical of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Glassdoor
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • North Carolina Job Network
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Career Events/Job Fairs
    • Billboards/Marquee
    • Other
  2. If you responded 'other' above, please indicate where you learned of the opportunity at UNCW:

    (Open Ended Question)


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