University of Cincinnati — Business Officer, Office of Enrollment Management

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview
Serves as director of administrative operations for the Office of Enrollment Management including supervision of activities and functions to ensure effective operation of the office. Serves as chief business and fiscal officer for the division. Supervises staff providing support in the areas of finance, human resources, technology, and administrative support to ensure the successful operation of the Enrollment Management and the affiliated offices. Manages special projects for the Vice Provost and the division. Reports to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for long-range financial and strategic planning as well as overseeing the day-to-day business operations.
  • Formulate budget and monitor expenditures in accordance with university rules, and federal and state regulations.
  • Responsible for the management of a $30+M operations budget and the oversight of a $30+ M financial aid budget. Responsible for the management and oversight of both general funds and development funds. May be responsible for managing grant funding. 
  • Advise college/unit leadership and other leaders in the university on financial and administrative matters.
  • Ensure effective operation of the school/unit’s finances and administrative operations in order to achieve objectives.
  • Responsible for ensuring the college/unit is following appropriate spending, contracting and reconciliation protocols including compliance with university guidelines.
  • Provide regular budget and expense reports for each area within the college/unit including providing support for members of the leadership team in reviewing in interpreting the reports.
  • Manage Human Resources function to ensure that the college/unit has an appropriate and diverse workforce including oversight of organizational development, position planning, recruitment and hiring, training and staff development, and evaluation. Provide oversight for performance management and escalated employee relation cases.
  • Primary operations officer for college/unit, assuming responsibility of space planning, renovations, liaison on maintenance and housekeeping. 
  • May manage technology strategies and operations for the college/unit including desktop support staff and operations.
  • May provide general oversight for other administrative and business units. 
  • Evaluate operational activities to ensure compliance and make recommendations.
  • Manage and direct special projects on behalf of the Dean/unit Vice President or Vice Provost.
  • Serve as liaison with internal and external constituents.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.). 
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree must be in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field.

Required Experience
Seven (7) years of relevant work experience, including three (3) years supervision. 

Additional Qualifications Considered
Master’s degree
Experience managing large, complex budgets and financials within higher education.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands. 

Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $85,000 – $100,000 for this role, depending on the candidate’s experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on-campus activities and services.

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.