Manager, Business Operations - HERS (004926)

Job description

HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) is a non-profit leadership development and research organization that is dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse network of women leaders in higher education. Through various programs that support women in every stage of their careers, HERS provides program participants with transformational experiences and opportunities that result in stronger institutions of higher education. HERS believes that impactful leadership not only requires women in leadership positions, but demands that each woman bring her unique voice and perspective to her leadership role.

Founded in 1972, HERS proudly serves as both a network and hub of resources for women eager to advance both themselves and their respective institutions of higher education. For nearly 50 years, HERS has made great strides with respect to the advancement of women in higher education. However, there is much work to be done and HERS plans on boldly moving onward to ensure greater diversity and equality in university and college leadership moving forward. For more information visit

Position Summary

The Manager, Business Operations will use their knowledge and expertise in accounting, budget and business practices to support the financial and organizational operations of HERS. The incumbent to this position will play a significant role in data collection and reporting to support business decision making and research. The Manager, Business Operations reports to the Director of Finance and Operations and supports the HERS team.

The Manager, Business Operations is responsible for the daily and monthly recording of financial activity including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. Monthly reconciliations of bank and investment accounts. Collection activities related to accounts receivable. Management of functional office activities. Responsible for the utilization and expansion of the use of technology for improved organization wide efficiencies.

Continual review of business operations and the implementation of processes to improve efficiency and reduce expenses. Development of organization best practices related to purchasing and participant registration. Review of existing and development of new vendor contracts including monitoring of adherence to the contracts.

Collect and manage data so that it can be used to analyze business functions, productivity and redundancies. Create and enforce policies for effective data management. Formulate techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy, and legitimacy of data. Development of organizational metrics to monitor business functions.

Essential Functions

Bookkeeping/Financial Management

Operations Management

Data management and analysis

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or related field.
  • Three years' experience in business or administration, to include experience in financial management.
  • Three years' experience in full accounting function utilizing QuickBooks or similar accounting software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or graduate coursework.
  • Experience working within higher education.
  • Five years' experience in organizational management, preferably with a non-profit organization.

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00PM by September 14, 2018.

Candidates must apply online through to be considered.




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Job No: 004926
Posted: 8/29/2018
Application Due: 10/28/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable