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Business Operations Manager

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Business Operations Manager
Role Title: General Administration Supervisor I/Coordinator I
Posting Number: SW0170444
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Business Operations Manager provides direct support to the core programs and personnel of the Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Apex CIE) under the direction of the Apex CIE Director. Primary job duties include overseeing the Centers operational affairs, which includes responsibility for the successful execution of Apex CIE’s marketing, communications, programs and events. Duties include, but are not limited to program and event budgeting, program and event marketing; managing the time-line and scope of services for each program or event, negotiating facility agreements and contracts, assessment of program needs and post-event and post-program reporting. The Business Operations Manager is also facilitating the efficient day-to-day business operations of the Center and ensuring a high level of customer service to all Apex CIE stakeholders.

The Business Operations Manager also serves as the centers fiscal coordinator with responsibility for the centralized budgets of the Center. The Business Operations Manager manages purchasing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable, and process all travel authorizations and reimbursements for center staff. Additional responsibilities include support for human resource transactions for center employees, including but not limited to those related to hiring, onboarding, compensation, leave and required university training.

Occasional travel required to provide on-site local and out-of-town program support. Occasional weekend, early morning, and late evening work required based on program schedules.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related business field, and/or extensive experience directly related to financial management and reporting.
- Significant experience in university or corporate business operations and management.
- Significant experience and knowledge of advanced accounting principles and practices.
- Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and ability to learn other software as needed.
- Demonstrated ability to prepare financial analyses, financial worksheets, and business correspondence timely and accurately.
- Demonstrated effectiveness supervising employees and contractors.
- Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a diverse environment.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to understand and apply policies and procedures.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to exercise judgment in dealing with confidential information.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with financial, student, and personnel managements systems and procedures specific to Virginia Tech, such as Banner and VTF Banner (finance and HR), HokieMart, Timeclock Plus, TEM, Depart, leave system, CashNet, Online I-9 system, Micro-strategies and PeopleAdmin.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the preparation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of budgets.
- Knowledge of university policies and procedures.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at, posting #SW0170444, and submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references as an attachment to the application. Review of applications will begin on June 28, 2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience.
Department: CIE (Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F; 8-5 (some travel, weekend, and evening work required)
Posting Date: 06/14/2017
Review Begin Date: 06/28/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
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  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
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