Business Operations Director
Business Operations Director
University of Oregon – Finance and Administration Shared Services
Classification: Officer of Administration, Executive/Management/Director
Job Number: 525948
Compensation: $100,000 – $109,500 annually
Employment Type: Regular, Full-Time
Are you looking for a business leadership opportunity in a fun, caring, and fast-paced workplace?
University of Oregon Finance and Administration Shared Services (FASS) is looking for a motivated, creative and experienced Director of Business Operations for Finance and Administration Shared Services at the University of Oregon. Are you a manager who can lead with both formal structure and individual compassion? You will lead a group of more than 20 professionals across 4 teams: Finance & Budget, Accounting, Purchasing and Campus Stores & Mail. Your day-to-day involves working with a wide variety of operational departments to provide consistent, accurate and timely business support services in a metric-driven environment. Do you want to have an impact? The Director of Business Operations is a valued member of FASS leadership and advisor to campus senior management by providing thorough analysis and recommendations that will affect the short and long-term operations of the University. Finally, you will need to be a leader who believes in maintaining an accepting workplace where staff needs, diversity, inclusion, and an appropriate work/life balance are paramount.
ABOUT THE POSITION: The Director, Finance and Administration Shared Services Business Operations manages the day-to-day operations of the business operations arm of FASS. This position oversees 4 distinct units; Budget/Finance, Accounting, Procurement and the Campus Logistics, mail and stores team. The Director also manages an additional mail services auxiliary unit as a self-sustaining program. The Director will regularly perform complex financial, budgetary and accounting analysis and provide consultation and recommendations to a variety of supported University executives and unit heads in regards to funding and business decisions for their departments. The Director prepares, recommends and implements appropriate business practices and procedures to create an effective and efficient support unit that works collaboratively with both central and departmental stakeholders. This includes providing guidance and tactical planning support to subordinate supervisors and employees to appropriately enact strategies lined out by the Senior Director of Finance and Administration Shared Services and the University. This position is responsible for handling any escalated operational concerns and developing solutions to mediate the situation.
ABOUT FASS: Finance and Administration Shared Services was created in July of 2016, initially pulling together four University of Oregon units' administrative functions – Utilities and Energy, Facilities Services, Design and Construction, and the University of Oregon Police Department. Between 2016 to present, our supported units have expanded to a total of 15 across the administrative organizations of Campus Planning and Facilities Management, Safety and Risk Services, and Campus Services.
Additionally, FASS runs two university-wide services – Campus Stores and Campus Mail. Campus Mail was added to the unit portfolio in 2019 and combined into a new, comprehensive program with Stores in 2020. Currently, FASS has more than 40 full-time employees plus multiple student positions dedicated to providing efficient and effective administrative services to its campus clients.
The University of Oregon is a PAC-12 public flagship research university in Eugene, Oregon with a diverse and ever-changing community. The University provides a competitive benefits package to all eligible employee that includes insurance benefits, wellness programs, retirement plan choices, tuition benefits for employees and their family, as well as many other services. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland. To learn more about the University of Oregon, please visit uoregon.edu/about
TO APPLY: Read more about the position qualifications, create a profile and submit a completed online application at https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/525948/director-fass-business-operations Your online application should include a professional resume and a cover letter that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, along with an answer to the supplemental question.
For a complete list of job duties, please email [email protected].
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at [email protected] or 541-346-5112.