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Business Manager, 4-H Youth Development

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Position X2211          Business Manager                 

Location                     The University of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture, Extension, 4-H Youth Development Department, Knoxville TN           

Effective Date            July 1, 2022. Screening of applicants’ credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.    

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with training and experience.  Benefits include group hospitalization and life insurance, State Employees Retirement; Worker’s Compensation; sick and annual leave; numerous University of Tennessee and state benefit programs, including liberal time off for holidays and longevity pay after three years of service, reimbursement for official travel.


Job Description

Manages and administers all financial, budget, and other administrative functions, including HR for Director and State 4-H Program Leader. Assures policy, procedure and compliance in financial, HR, grant and contract operations. Manages and oversees all financial business operations in the unit.  Provides accounting and financial control by maintaining financial records, budget analysis and forecasting and managing expenditures and accounts payable for all departmental accounts.

Provides budgeting, financial and administrative functions and donor tracking information for the Executive Director and Treasurer of the Tennessee 4-H Foundation, Inc.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related area is required. Master’s       Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related area is preferred. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

Three (3) years of progressive experience (preferably in a university setting) that includes budget administration, human resources, and grant/contract management, knowledge of standard and non-profit accounting principles. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) with executives, faculty, vendors, and staff.  Ability to serve as a liaison and represent 4-H and the 4-H Foundation both internally and externally; ability to train, educate and assist departmental financial personnel; superior customer service, interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects to establish priorities to meet deadlines. Excellent attention to detail and skills to evaluate processes and ensure accurate, timely reporting. Ability to maintain confidentiality on financial and personnel matters. Knowledge of and proficiency using Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and QuickBooks for non-profits.  ANDI (donor tracking system), Cayuse, and IRIS experience is preferred.



Please apply online by clicking this link:   External Applicants                   

Submit a complete application packet which includes a 1) letter of interest, 2) a resume or curriculum vitae, 3) and official or unofficial transcripts showing degree(s) conferred.

     UT Extension                         Phone:             (865) 974-7245

     212 D Morgan Hall                Fax:                 (865) 974-0882

     Knoxville TN 37996-4525    

E-mail:                                  [email protected]   

Web Site:                             https://eesd.tennessee.ed

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: 4-H Youth Development
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 9, 2022, 6:26:32 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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