University of Vermont

Human Resource Services and Operations

Business Operations Administrator

Business Operations Administrator—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Administrative Services Professional
Job Code: 3541
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard may be part of one or more career progressions within the Administrative Services Professional Series.

Job Overview

Provide oversight of complex administrative functions and business operations; actively participate and provide leadership in strategic planning process; establish, implement and coordinate organizational systems and processes for a college or division within the University.  Reports to a Dean, Associate or Assistant Vice President, or Vice President.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Provide oversight of complex administrative functions and business operations; establish, implement, and coordinate strategic systems and processes for a college within the University; use judgment in prioritizing workflow, resolving problems, selecting and applying methods with general guidance; develop, initiate and oversee mid- to long-range systems and processes related to human resources, financial management and business operations which facilitate, advance or clarify college mission and goals.

Provide expertise and participate in institution wide initiatives and committees; serve as liaison and University representative to community and regulatory agencies; interpret, analyze, and communicate complex  policy, procedural, and process information related to administrative and financial issues; provide leadership in advising and facilitating outcome resolution for operational, planning, and management purposes and to ensure compliance with University and regulatory guidelines based on a thorough knowledge and understanding of University policies and procedures; exercise discretion in disclosure of sensitive/confidential information.

Provide leadership in the development, implementation, assessment and revision of financial planning projections and strategies; evaluate and provide recommendations related to college policies, procedures, and practices to ensure business and financial resources are aligned with strategic plan; administer financial resources, budget operations, processes and operational systems; oversee multiple, complex budgets and financial and human resource activities, technology and special initiatives or service operations.

Oversee, analyze, interpret and make organizational recommendations based on financial and administrative data that may be of a highly sensitive or confidential nature; develop and provide high-level administrative, statistical, and management reports using standard and specialized software applications.

Provide administrative supervision to more than two University staff and/or functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.

Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

 Master's degree in a related or specialized field and three to five years related experience required.

Last modified June 14 2013 09:05 AM