Administrative Business Professional

Job description

Working/Functional Title

Budget & Operations Administrator

Position Summary

Representing the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) in the College of Education at Michigan State University, this position will provide budget and operations administration for the unit. Specific job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing multiple University financial accounts with both general fund and external (i.e. grant) resources; assisting in the preparation of pre-award budgets and budget forecasts; administering post-award project responsibilities including milestones, interim, and final reports; coordinating conference/meeting planning for activities funded by/or in part by EPIC; managing day-to-day operational needs of the office; assisting with unit communications to include website maintenance and assisting in the execution of the center’s communications plan; other duties as assigned to carry out the mission of EPIC, the College of Education, and Michigan State University. This position is funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in a business-related field, communications, or in a field which corresponds to the particular department of employment; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in planning, coordinating, and managing projects; experience with budget management and/or financial analysis; experience with communications content management (written, verbal, digital); experience with word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, calendaring, desktop publishing and project management software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

A Master’s Degree in business, finance, communications, or a related field; strong project management skills; experience with grant financial management in higher education; experience in developing and implementing project communication strategies; exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; knowledge of various web technologies including content management systems; the ability to lead projects from rough concepts to final design; proficient knowledge of grammar and appropriate editing techniques for proofreading; ability to multi-task and follow through on responsibilities to meet deadlines; ability to work successfully with faculty, academic scholars, staff, students, and the public; proficient in the use of both MAC and PC operating platforms, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, Project, Publisher, and PowerPoint; demonstrates a work orientation that includes problem solving, seeing the bigger picture, forecasting potential trouble spots, taking initiative, the ability to work as part of a team and independently, and a dedication to continuous self-improvement.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter 

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This position is funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Bidding eligibility ends on 3/20/2018 at 11:55PM   




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Posted: 3/14/2018
Application Due: 3/27/2018
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