Operations Manager - One Position Available Now

Job description


This posting will close to any additional applications at midnight on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Eastern Washington University seeks to fill one Operations Manager position now.

We have immediate openings for an Operations Manager for the following department:

  • Physical Therapy located on our Spokane campus and
  • Computer Science located on our Cheney campus (no longer accepting applications),

Desired start date is September 2, 2019 (or as negotiated).

In general, Operations Managers report to the Department Chair and work independently within administrative guidelines to manage departmental resources and ongoing office, instructional, research, and co-curricular activities. Primary responsibilities include management of budget, resources, and office personnel; oversight of administrative operations; and planning, administering, and implementing administrative actions and decisions in support of department operations and the Chair.

Other key position responsibilities include: work cooperatively with faculty, staff, university administrators; analyze problems and provide the Chair with information, counsel, and reports of actions taken; act as liaison between the Chair and other personnel including, but not limited to, those in the Dean's office, Academic Affairs, Office of Grants and Research Development (OGRD), and EWU Foundation; initiate and complete special assignments as needed; and staff supervision as delegated.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive salary, comprehensive and heavily subsidized health benefits, retirement with university match, generous paid time off for vacation, sick leave, and holidays, eligibility to participate in tuition waiver program and more!

Distribution of Responsibilities

  • Physical Therapy:
    • Assistant to the Department Chair 25%
    • Budget and Resource Management 25%
    • Personnel Procedures Management 15%
    • Office Management, Including Supervision 15%
    • Student Recruitment, Advising, and Program Management 20%
  • Computer Science:
    • Assistant to the Department Chair 25%
    • Budget and Resource Management 25%
    • Personnel Procedures Management 25%
    • Program and Office Management, including Supervision 25%

Visit our jobs site for links to the complete job descriptions, websites, and other information: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/5031
About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

  • Position may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends to support departmental and college events and/or fulfill other responsibilities of the position.
  • During the course of university employment, this position will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value, as well as unsupervised interactions with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults, and children under the age of 16. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in management, business administration, or in another field with direct relevancy to the position responsibilities and/or department
  • At least six (6) years senior level administrative work experience; experience must demonstrate the characteristics and/or abilities in all of the following areas:
    • Work is beyond entry level tasks, and which is characterized by complexity, overlapping deadlines, and independent responsibility for outcomes
    • Communicate clearly and accurately, verbally and in writing, with a broad range of individuals at different levels of a large, complex organization;
    • Effectively manage and track details of projects, priorities and deadlines;
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills;
    • Effectively work both independently and as a member of a team;
    • Handle projects independently, with absolute confidentiality and sensitivity to policies and procedures;
    • Provide administrative support, initiate and coordinate a variety of activities and follow up on related details;
    • Proven attention to detail and accuracy, ability to multi-task and manage deadlines;
    • Successful coordination of events, travel arrangements, and meetings (Computer Science only);
    • Effective supervision of staff (Computer Science only)
  • At least three (3) years of experience with budgetary functions to include: management and reconciliation, reporting, forecasting, and analysis
  • Advanced skills in computer technology and software, including all of the following:
    • MS Office Suite to include advance skills/experience using Excel
    • Enterprise data systems
    • Capable of managing and updating Program website, applications, and social networking tools as needed;
  • Analytical skills to define problems, research and analyze relevant information, assess alternative solutions, and recommend or pursue appropriate course of action.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree;
  • Four (4) or more years full time work experience in a college or university academic program;
  • Working knowledge of faculty affairs and human resources administration;
  • Supervisory experience

Demonstrated Core Competencies Required at the Time of Application

  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Self-directed, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Superior communication skills, verbal and written
  • Organizational and analytical skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Appropriate exercise of independent judgment and delegated authority
  • Demonstrated ability to actively think ahead, anticipate upcoming needs, and propose solutions; effective decision making

The Operations Manager position for Physical Therapy includes responsibilities related to student recruitment, advising, and related activities. If you also offer experience in these areas, you will be asked to address it within your application documents.





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Posted: 8/2/2019
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