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Business Manager, Department of Psychology

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati is accepting applications for the position of Business Manager who will report directly to the department head. The Department of Psychology is a large unit within the College of Arts and Sciences that is home to a diverse group of students in our undergraduate majors in Psychology and Organizational Leadership, terminal master's program, and doctoral program. The Department has a significant portfolio of funds, fund types, contracts, and external research grants that require oversight through careful tracking and management of expenses, regular reconciliations, adherence to University policy, and preparation of financial reports useful to the Department and College administration in managing the department finances. This requires the Business Manager to work very closely with the department head, college administration, external partners, faculty, grant administrators, other staff, and students on both financial and personnel aspects of our instructional, research, and service missions.

Essential Functions

  • Manage the financial, administrative, and operational activities of a large and diversified unit with a considerable income generation component.
  • Coordinate budget preparation and may monitor grants and contracts.
  • May determine purchasing priorities and make recommendations for major capital expenditures.
  • Coordinate personnel functions for an operating unit.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) years of financial and administrative experience, including basic knowledge of business area, including standard financial principles and terminology, theories and practices.
  • One (1) year of supervision.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  •  Previous work experience in fast-paced environments, especially at a research university
  •  Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills 
  •  Strong ability to collaborate and work well with others across sectors
  •  Excellent time management and organizational skills 
  •  Demonstrated problem-solving abilities
  •  Knowledge of best finance and operations practices for academic institutions
  •  Processing various documentation related to hiring (including faculty, staff, & student workers, including international hires)
  •  Direct experience working with funding agencies (ex: grants), contracts, and placements (ex: internships)
  •  Purchasing, billing, invoicing, inventory, budget forecasting and preparation, budget tracking, reconciliation, and reporting, fund management/accounting.
  •  Working knowledge of SAP Financial and Reporting systems, PACE, Concur, or related software.
  •  Direct or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  •  Space management

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

In addition to the application, you must provide a cover letter not to exceed one page, detailing your interest and qualifications for the position.  Please use the additional documents feature as needed for any attachments.  Applicants should also list of three professional references with contact information.


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 / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 70164 


Business Manager, Department of Psychology

Date:  Sep 22, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

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