Job no: 502703 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 013100 - Poultry Science Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Jun 22 2021
Manages and coordinates the business operations of the Department of Poultry Science. Performs duties required to maintain and administer departmental budgets; administers staff policies and/or procedures; compiles reports; performs administrative procedures. The business manager will work with faculty, staff, and students, along with other departments on campus.
The Poultry Science Department currently houses approximately 70 undergraduate students, 17 graduate students, and 11 faculty. The Department conducts teaching, research and Extension activities on the 55 acre Poultry Research Unit on the MSU South Farm, which includes facilities for research with ~5,000 broilers, ~24,000 eggs/embryos, and ~3,000 layers. In addition, two tunnel research houses nearby house ~40,000 broilers. Proximity to and a strong working relationship with commercial poultry operations in the Southeast will increase research and extension opportunities for the successful candidate. The Department has recently renovated the industry-relevant processing plant, with assistance from an industry advisory board that has met quarterly for the past two years. In addition, we are happy to announce that our faculty and staff have recently relocated to a new facility, which houses state-of-the-art research labs and classrooms. The Department offers Bachelors of Science degrees with concentrations in Applied Poultry Management and Science and Pre-Vet Science. Both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are offered from within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Poultry Science.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintain department/unit budget and provides budgetary reports to senior management within the unit. 2. Coordinates with other University departments to process financial and personnel transactions. Communicates with the Controller's office, Procurement and Contracts office on all activities related to accounts receivable and accounts payable for assigned budget. Prepare interdepartmental transfers and budget transfers between budgetary units as required. 3. Reconcile and balance financial records with the Controller's office on a regular basis, audit financial records for accuracy, availability of funds and conformance to University and departmental policy and procedure. 4. May coordinate financial aspects of research proposals, contracts, and sub-contracts, including the development of budget, proposal preparation, and adherence to funding requirements; serves as a liaison with university administrators, state, federal, and private funding sources. 5. May participate in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in the accomplishment of established goals. 6. Communicate with staff concerning business matters and advise of proper procedures. Stay abreast of University financial and personnel policies and procedures. Coordinate and maintain personnel functions for assigned unit/department. 7. Participates in the development and implementation of department/unit programs and projects consistent with organizational objectives, contractual arrangements, and/or funding availability. 8. Assists with the development and management of annual operating budget(s). 9. Assists in preparing annual budget based upon previous year's expenses and future requirements. 10. Develops and implements systems to maintain records on employees, equipment and compliance activities.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or other appropriate discipline.
Experience: one (1) year directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Experience: 2-3 years directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. * Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. * Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. * Knowledge of customer service principles, techniques, systems, and standards. * Skill in budget management. * Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures. * Knowledge and understanding of business management principles and practices. * Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. * Skill using BANNER system. * Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
* Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. * No or very limited exposure to physical risk. * No or very limited physical effort required. * Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Apply online at jobs.msstate.edu. Include cover letter, resume, transcripts, and contact information for three references. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online. For more information regarding the Business Manager I position available in the Department of Poultry Science, contact Tannah Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 502703
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