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Director of Business Operations and Analysis

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Director of Business Operations and Analysis

Job no: 528787
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional, Business Administration/Management, Executive/Management/Director, Operations/Infrastructure, Student Life/Services, Planning/Project Management

Department: Undergraduate Education and Student Success
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
January 27, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications include the following:
  • A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and qualifications outlined in the job posting.
  • A resume of your educational and professional work experience.
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.
    Department Summary
    The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS) promotes academic excellence, universal access, engagement and achievement for the student scholar. UESS programs focus on the educational trajectory of the student by providing opportunities and services essential for progress toward scholastic objectives and intellectual development. UESS departments and programs serve the entire population of UO undergraduate students and partner closely with other campus units to support student success and engagement.

    UESS departments and programs include the Accessible Education Center (AEC); Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE), Office of Distinguished Scholarships (ODS), and McNair Scholars Program; Academic Residential Communities (ARCs), First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) and Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL); Office of Academic Advising (OAA) - including the Health Professions Program, PathwayOregon and Student Support Services; Tykeson Hall Academic and Career Advising; Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center; and UESS Administration.

    The UESS Administration office provides strategic direction and leadership to the division to effectively promote and administer campus-wide student success and engagement efforts. The UESS Admin team provides centralized business and program support to each of its departments and programs.
    Position Summary
    The Director of Business Operations and Analysis is responsible for building, managing, and implementing UESS's budgeting and analytical reporting systems. In this role, the Director will deal with confidential information and will make recommendations regarding a variety of high-level financial and operational initiatives that may include budget reductions, chart of accounts, position transfers and/or eliminations, resource realignments, and policy interpretation.

    The Director reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Administration, and works directly with senior leadership, unit directors, and managers to help them understand and manage their budgetary expenditures. The Director may periodically lead or direct the work of the UESS/Central Shared Services accountants as needed. Examples include transactional execution, expenditure policy interpretation, documentation requests, and reporting. The Director is responsible for designing and managing workflows for business processes within UESS, establishing and maintaining proper internal controls for UESS business operations, and approving invoices for UESS. This position serves as the budget authority designee for procurement card statement reconciliation.

    The Director also serves as the lead technical staff member with respect to financial and operational systems. In that capacity, this position is required to maintain expert-level familiarity with all UO financial systems, including but not limited to Banner, IDR, and Data Warehouse. The Director builds and maintains budget collection tools and budget reports for the division.
    Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or Accounting and four years of experience related to accounting, budget development, analysis, auditing, financial reporting, and financial operations (such as analyzing financial information, forecasting program needs, monitoring expenditures, adjusting allotments)
  • A combination of education and experience (as described above) totaling eight years
    Professional Competencies
  • Advanced software and database expertise in Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel) and financial and data systems
  • Strong organizational, project management, and oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability and/or commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive, welcoming environment; ability to effectively work and communicate with individuals from varied cultural backgrounds
  • Must be a strategic thinker, team player, and a strong communicator
  • Must be detail-oriented, have excellent customer service, and ability to work on multiple projects
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in higher education
  • CPA, CMA, PA, or equivalent certificate
  • Experience with Banner, Cognos and/or other similar software
  • Experience directing the work of other financial professionals

    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 fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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

    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 committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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