The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center was established to support and enhance both interdisciplinary and disciplinary work committed to the development of ideas and critical thinking. To this end, the Center sponsors distinguished speakers, conferences, symposia, and interdisciplinary research groups. The Center's activities celebrate diversity in scholarship. The Center is supported by a generous endowment from Annie Sinton Taft.
Over the years, the Center has grown to be an important hub of research activity for the University of Cincinnati. As the reputation and research output of the Center grows, we work to enhance and strengthen the national and international presence of both the Center's activities and those of its fellows, faculty, and students.
The Center is currently seeking a Business Manager who can perform a variety of financial and administrative duties in support of the Center's mission. The person in this position must have prior experience creating and maintaining budgets and preparing various financial reports. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are a must, along with strong organizational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines. We are looking for someone with computer proficiency, particularly using the Microsoft Suite of software including MS-Excel, MS-Word and MS-Outlook. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a team, and be able to work creatively to solve problems.
Here is a partial list of the Business Manager's duties:
Assist in the preparation and maintenance of the Center's detailed budget.
Monitor and administer the budget; awards and award balances by type.
Review, approve and process student awards using Catalyst.
Prepare and distribute various financial reports, maintain extensive office files.
Review, approve and process P-Card purchases and travel and expense reimbursements, either in Concur or manually, (A113's - expenses, or A-114's).
Verify documentation and expenditures according to University policies and Taft Research Center guidelines.
Maintain familiarity with University and Taft Center policies/procedures and interpret as needed.
Plan and coordinate various administrative and fiscal activities.
Provide administrative support for Center Director.
Respond to everyday questions and inquiries from students, faculty members and visitors.
Serve as the Center's point of contact by providing assistance as needed. This may include: greeting and assisting visitors, distributing mail, key management, answering telephones, etc.
Coordinate the use of facilities and equipment including maintenance and repairs for computers, printers, and copiers.
Schedule meetings and appointments; prepare agendas and other documents required for meetings; and maintain the Director's calendar.
Coordinate and make travel arrangements for the Director.
Maintain master schedule for standing meetings with Faculty Committees.
Take, prepare and distribute minutes from various meetings.
Assist with the planning and execution of various Center events. This may include processing travel arrangements, lodging/facility reservations, refreshments and meals and expense reimbursements.
Maintain inventory of forms and supplies by purchasing office supplies according to procedures using appropriate purchase requisition or purchasing card.
Other duties assigned by the Director.
Bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience; -OR- Associate's degree and five (5) years'experience; -OR- seven (7) years' experience; degree must be in Business Administration or a related field.
Experience must include at least one (1) year of supervision.
In order to be considered for this position, you must complete our online application at https://jobs.uc.edu (Search for Requisition #32204). In addition to the online application, you must submit a current copy of your resume or CV. Using the additional attachments feature, applicants are also REQUIRED to include a cover letter that details your interest and qualifications for the position.
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 / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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