Manage the business and administrative operations of a large academic department with an extensive teaching program. This includes academic year course scheduling as well as coordination of the winter and summer programs. Manager is responsible for financial, personnel, curriculum and enrollment operations, and space management as well as for interpreting and implementing financial, human resource, and other administrative policies. Manage and supervise non-academic staff. Oversee and coordinate administrative support for the teaching program, the undergraduate major, the graduate field, course catalog, seminars, conferences, commencement, lectures, colloquia and other department functions. Manage or support long range planning projects for the chair and faculty with respect to resources, operations, space and policy development. In addition, the manager must coordinate relationships and activities across these areas and understand and manage the cross-functional impact of program and resource decisions. S/he will also be expected to institute and maintain sound administrative procedures to ensure consistency, fairness and compliance in operations to further the academic mission of the department and to manage or support long range planning projects for the chair and faculty with respect to resources, operations and policy development. This position is the main contact for other sectors of the university with respect to non-academic matters and will be charged with effectively communicating and collaborating with college and university offices as well as other units on campus to benefit the department.
The Economics Department reports to both the endowed College of Arts & Sciences and the statutory School of Industrial and Labor Relations. The faculty, staff, students and funding are in one or the other of these two colleges. The manager's position is responsible for coordinating the operations, planning, and relationships within these two distinct and differing college administrative environments.
Bachelor's degree; more than 5 years of similar experience and responsibilities. Several years of managerial and supervisory experience in an academic department preferred. The Department Manager is a generalist, and as such, this position requires competencies across multiple functional areas. Requires strong supervisory, managerial, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills and experience as well as a sound background in finance and technology (e.g., database, CU administrative & financial systems). An in-depth understanding of academic department business activities is important. Must have a proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple areas, events and deadlines; evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills; and a demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain a collaborative and effective work environment.
Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, April 30, 2019. To be considered, please submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save as one document before attaching. We anticipate interviews will begin by mid-May. Tentative start date in August.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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