Business Manager

Jun 05, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Business Manager

Requisition Number: STFR003778

Division/College: College of Engineering

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University is seeking a Business Manager to direct and coordinate the business operations for the department in relation to students, faculty, staff, advisory board, alumni, and donors. The Business Manager will represent the Department Chair at all times and will be the first line triage to key constituents. This position will ensure effectiveness of the daily operations of the department, particularly in the area of business administration support to the Chair. This includes assisting in mobilizing, tracking and completing key projects, report obligations and tasks. Responsibilities include the communications, daily correspondence and special messaging on behalf of the Chair.

The Business Manager will develop, coordinate and implement effective administrative policies and procedures for the department staff and associated programs. He/she will be the first point of contact for all departmental queries related to business operations, including personnel issues, university policies, budgetary issues, and other related queries. He/she will execute a variety of complex financial responsibilities including the tracking of budget activity, developing expenditure forecasts, assist in projections of financial status and advise the Chair of possible over-expenditures to ensure sound, accurate fiscal practices and policies; oversee financial aspects of teaching and research assistantships and fellowship appointments at the graduate and undergraduate level.

The Business Manager will supervise one or more staff members by overseeing workload distribution and assignments, mentoring, and providing opportunities for training and professional development along with management of the performance review process. Responsibilities also include facilitating all activities of departmental tenure and promotion activities; coordinating all faculty and staff search logistics and scheduling; assisting with department advertising and marketing; assisting with development efforts in conjunction with the college development office; coordinating departmental retreats; coordinating and attending department advisory board meetings and department strategic events and meetings; and assisting with execution of other strategic initiatives of the department.


• Solid knowledge of University policies and procedures
• Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred.
• 5-10 years of administrative setting experience required; experience in an academic setting preferred
• Strong knowledge of budget management and administration
• At least 2 years of supervisory experience is preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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