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Manager, Administrative Operations and Business Officer

University of Toronto
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Manager, Administrative Operations and Business Officer

Date Posted: 07/20/2021
Req ID: 11965
Faculty/Division: UofT Scarborough
Department: UTSC:Dept-Management
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees fromaround the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.

UTSC Management is a world leader in providing business education that is heavily influenced by experiential learning and internationalization. The goal of UTSC Management is to create opportunities for our students to learn and experience leadership by applying the latest management theory to real-world problems both inside and outside the classroom. Our administrative staff play a key role in fulfilling this mission and in contributing to a positive departmental culture. Under general direction of the Managing Director, Department of Management, the Manager of Administrative Operations and Business Officer has full managerial authority related to human resource management including organizational design, assignment of work, as well as the hiring, performance management and professional development of all staff. In addition and with a high level of autonomy, the incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the Department of Management. This position has a leadership role in departmental administration, manages unionized staff, and works to ensure the seamless and efficient delivery of services to faculty, staff and students of the Department. The incumbent exercises a high degree of judgment and initiative in resolving problems relating to administration, financial management (budgeting and cost containment), operational and human resources of the Department in support of the academic and research mission. The incumbent is required to have a strong understanding of the internal workings and policies of the University to effectively manage the day-to-day operations and provide support to senior faculty administrators, staff and students in order to ensure that administrative practices are in compliance with Collective Agreements, University and Legislated policies and regulations.

The incumbent will interact with faculty, staff and students in a way that builds a positive departmental culture. The incumbent provides advice and assistance with respect to a diverse and complex range of activities spanning financial, administrative and human resource functions as they relate to the Department's academic plan. The incumbent works closely with the Managing Director and at times the Chair, to assist in developing and implementing short and long term strategic plans and priorities in connection with the academic mandate of the Department as well as that of UTSC. The incumbent drafts briefing notes, reports and other documents and works closely with Senior Administrators in the Department to develop proposals for new initiatives, timelines and budgets and is considered the administrative manager of these projects. The incumbent forecasts, manages and administers all financial budgets for the Department, including Co-op Management, oversees research grant account administration, and oversees all internal cost recoveries. The incumbent facilitates interaction and communication amongst staff and faculty and ensures that administrative and research support employees are provided with appropriate resources and support.


EDUCATION: University degree and a professional accounting certification or in the final stages of certification and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE: Must have a minimum of 5 years related experience in a financial/management environment. Experience as a senior member of an administrative team dealing with faculty and academic matters would be an asset. Experience managing staff is required. Experience dealing with complex Human Resource issues, Finance and Operations. Working knowledge of University of Toronto policies and procedures and their application as well as sound working knowledge of FIS, HRIS and ROSI preferred. Applicants are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity,inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.

SKILLS: A good working knowledge of fiscal, human resource and environmental health and safety policies and procedures is a requirement of this position. Must have excellent analytical skills (an aptitude for figures); excellent computer skills, including Excel, Word, E-mail and Internet. Knowledge of AMS (FIS, HRIS, RIS) an asset. Excellent decision-making and interpersonal skills. Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) as well as outstanding organizational skills required.

OTHER: Proven analytical and decision-making abilities. Highly developed financial skills (e.g. interpreting and applying the University Guide to Financial Management), strong leadership, excellent judgment, tact and diplomacy. Ability to deal effectively with difficult people. Must be able to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines. Ability to work under stressful and difficult conditions.

NOTES: A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office. This is a 12-month TERM position. Please ensure to include a cover letter with your application.

Closing Date: 08/03/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 3 -- Hiring Zone: $81,062 - $94,572 -- Broadband Salary Range: $81,062 - $135,103
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


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