The English Department in Dietrich College is an intellectually diverse and dynamic academic unit composed of programs in creative writing, literary studies, rhetoric, as well as film and media, humanities analytics, and gender studies. We have some of the oldest and most respected master programs in the country, two doctoral programs, and offer five undergraduate major degrees. Our 29 regular faculty are distinguished scholars, writers, and artists. We work with 150+ undergraduate students who major or minor in our programs, and with 80+ graduate students. We have a dedicated and experienced staff consisting of an office manager, two academic coordinators, a media coordinator, an assistant to First Year Writing, and an administrative assistant.
In your role as Business Manager you will manage the operations of the English Department primarily in the areas of finance, strategy, staff, and facilities. We are looking for a strategic and resourceful thinker with sound financial acumen, a good understanding of academic cultures, and the ability to ensure compliance with university policies and requirements. You will play an essential role in strategic planning, problem solving, supervision, and implementation of solutions related to financial matters, personnel, and facilities.
As Business Manager for the English Department you will have the following responsibilities:
Oversee the department's budget, which includes: budget preparation and monitoring, financial forecasting, strategic financial data analysis
Prepare and present customized financial reports to assist the Head in strategic planning and financial decisions
Coordinate with the Associate Dean and other business and budget managers in Dietrich College on university priorities to prepare the department for, and manage the impact of central budgetary decisions and procedural changes
Function as administrative leader by working with staff to understand their roles and to resolve process and systems issues. Manage between 3-6 staff members and consult closely with the Head on reviewing their performance and ensuring their success
Participate in the preparation of grant proposals
Ensure completion of various administrative processes, i.e., Workday and Oracle (purchase orders, expense reports, purchasing card verification)
Is this the kind of challenge you're looking for? If so, please submit your resume with a cover letter expressing your interest in this position. Join us and be part of a team committed to excellence, innovation, diversity, collective and individual growth.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field required. Master's degree preferred.
Five years or more of experience in Finance or Business administration required
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated project management skills
Ability to complete the tactical and transactional work while applying a strategic perspective
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.