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Business Manager - Portland

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 24, 2022

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Business Manager - Portland

Job no: 528571
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Portland, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Journalism/Communication

Department: Journalism
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $50,000 - $64,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
December 6, 2021; Position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the job, a resume, and the names of three professional references
Department Summary
The School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) is an accredited research and professional school serving approximately 2,200 undergraduates and 100 graduate students both on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene and at the George S. Turnbull Center in Portland. Degrees offered are the BA, BS, MA, MS and Ph.D., as well as a minor in Media Studies. The school also supports the interdisciplinary major in Cinema Studies and interdisciplinary minors in Multimedia and Native Studies. The SOJC employs approximately 125 individuals as faculty and staff, over 50 graduate employees as well as roughly 50 student employees. The School is one of the oldest journalism programs in the nation, founded in 1916.
Position Summary
The Business Manager reports directly to the Associate Dean for SOJC Portland and is primarily responsible for managing all SOJC - Portland administrative, student services, and admissions operations. This position works closely with the Associate Dean for Portland, serving as the AD's primary policy and procedures advisor and acting as a delegate when authorized. This position coordinates with Portland faculty and staff to ensure facilities are set up for instructional needs and manages emergency preparedness operations.

This position coordinates equipment checkout room operations with faculty and staff to process upgrades, repair, initiating obsolescence procedures. This position also coordinates with the SOJC Business Office in Eugene in order to communicate purchasing, reimbursement, equipment fees/fines/penalties, and other transactional information. The Business Manager is also responsible for processing Concur travel reimbursements for all SOJC-Portland guest visitors as well as reimbursements for the Associate Dean.

The Business Manager provides support for admissions and student services workflows in Portland by communicating and coordinating terminal project defenses, sending out forms and reports, scheduling rooms for events, and providing general logistical and academic assistance for faculty and staff. This position works closely with the Graduate Affairs Office in Eugene to clearly and effectively communicate student service-related information in a timely manner.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a similar field or equivalent combination of skills, experience, and education.
  • Three years of budget management or accounting experience including expense reimbursements, accounts payable processing, and/or purchasing processes (credit card ordering & reconciliation, purchase orders, etc.)
    Professional Competencies
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with overlapping deadlines and frequent interruptions while maintaining a high level of customer service and professionalism
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a higher education institution
  • Experience working with audio/visual equipment including film, photography, or virtual reality equipment

    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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