Business Manager

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Job Title: Business Manager
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48171
Department The Office of Commercialization (OoC), within the Office of Research, at Florida State University seeks to fill the role of Business Manager.Equal Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: This position is responsible for all business operations for the OoC, including purchasing, travel, serving as a P-Card proxy, as well as serving as the human resources liaison to the Office of the VP for Research. This position will serve as the Budget Manager for the OoC, including reconciling all OoC budgets (SRAD funds, external C&G funds and Research Foundation funds), as well as making budget projections to advise the Director on business decisions for the office. Also, this position will perform all non-accounting duties related to managing royalty contracts, such as managing the royalty contract execution process, as well as reviewing all legal, patent & copyright fee payments prepared by the FSURF Accountant for accuracy prior to payment. Additionally, this position will manage all patent payments, including managing collections for past-due payments.

This position also manages the Grant Assistance Program (GAP), which supports the enhancement of inventions and other original works that have been disclosed to FSU, for the OoC, including coordinating all program announcements, managing the program timeline, receiving proposals for applicants, pre-screening proposals for completeness, facilitating committee review, and notifying awarded applicants of their funding.

Additionally, the individual will manage all event operations (virtual and in-person) for the OoC, including coordinating all event planning, managing the event budget, facilitating execution of all event contracts, overseeing event operations, creating invites and managing guest lists, etc. On average the OoC has 1-2 events per year.

They will manage all office operations, such as serving as the Property Manager for OcC, managing the state-owned OoC vehicle, and supervising the other administrative staff. This individual will oversee the 3rd party database to ensure all agreements are entered timely and accurately. This position will also manage the OoC website to ensure information is up to date and accurate.Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience in business operations and/or office management, or post high school education and six years’ experience.

Experience with managing a budget, general accounting or cost control procedures.

Ability to interpret and apply related University policies, procedures, principles, and practices.

Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Knowledge of electronic data processing as it applies to fiscal and accounting activities.

Ability to compile, review, and reconcile data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.Preferred Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience in business operations and/or office management.

Knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply related FSU policies, procedures, principles, and practices.Contact Info Jenn Garye, Director of Business Operations, The Office of the Vice President for Research: [email protected] Salary Range Salary will be commensurate with experiencePay Plan This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.Soft Money Funded Position This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.Schedule Generally, the schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00a-5:00p. However, nights and weekends may be necessary on occasion to carry out event management responsibilitiesCriminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.




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Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 11/23/2020
Work Type: Full Time