Durham, NC
Job Description

Provide overall administrative management and coordination of a variety of business related functions such as finance, budget, personnel, space and facilities planning, grant and endowment administration, maintenance and policy interpretation and dissemination of an active University department.

  • Plan departmental budget needs by analyzing program plans on both a short and long-term basis, including projecting possible levels of support from different sources of funding.
  • Prepare and submit (along with chair) the annual budget, financial and operational reports and analyses reflecting progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations and conclusions. Adjust the budget for changes in faculty, monthly and biweekly staff.
  • Advise chair and officers on finances for short and long-term planning of department operations and programs.
  • Prepare and review monthly financial statements. Review codes for overdrafts and enact appropriate measures to clear overdrafts.
  • Ensure compliance to University and external sponsor polices and GAAPs.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals and applications to include compilation of data and preparation of budget expenditures; monitor and verify expenditures; ensure compliance with University and sponsoring agency policies and procedures; prepare administrative reports for submission to sponsoring agency.
  • Manage capital purchases and routine office purchases of the department.
  • Monitor endowments and advise chair on uses of endowments for programs and department events.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for all types of financial transactions (corporate card, procurement, payroll, cost transfers). Ensure adherence to deadlines.
  • Prepare, review, and approve expense reports.

  • Provide advice, planning, and support for major department activities or events.
  • Supervise and plan with department staff to coordinate operational activities providing support for the undergraduate and graduate studies programs.
  • Ensure adequate staffing for departmental work throughout the academic year.
  • Space and facilities: coordinate maintenance and renovation activities for the department.
  • Administer a program of property management and accountability.
  • Serve as departmental liaison with administrative and professional personnel concerning University policies and procedures, personnel administration, grant administration, and budgetary preparation and control.
  • Interpret department policies, by-laws, and procedures with the chair; make decisions on operating problems and issuing instructions in the name of the department in accordance with departmental precedents and policies.
  • Maintain records on appointments, including regular and secondary appointments, adjuncts, and visiting positions and advise chair on appointments, terms, and reappointments.
  • Supervise and participate in the preparation of payroll for all faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. Hold orientation meetings with new faculty concerning department policies and procedures.
  • Represent department in meetings and other affairs of administrative nature.
  • Supervise and participate in the visa process for foreign national faculty and postdocs.
  • Consistently analyze staffing workload and needs and adjust as appropriate.
  • Oversee administrative aspects of faculty recruitment, appointment and promotion processes.
  • Advise departmental chair on routine administration of departmental business.
  • Liaise with the Office of the Dean for Finance and Administration, Human Resources, and other administrative offices as appropriate.
  • Supervise departmental staff, reviewing completed work for adherence to instructions or corrections, and coordinate staff work in the fulfillment of the department's instructional and research-related missions. Approve time cards for students and staff.
  • Co-ordinate computer and network needs of the department with IT staff.
  • Ensure departmental website is appropriately kept accurate and up-to-date.
  • Be accessible to the chair, faculty and staff. Hold staff meetings/trainings regularly to keep staff informed; attend Arts & Sciences meetings associated with performance of business operations of the department.
  • With approval of the chair, make office assignments and coordinate with A&D Facilities Office on furnishings and moves.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

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Work requires a general business background generally equivalent to aBachelor's degree program.


Work requires 3 years related business or administrative experience toacquire competence in applying general personnel practices, accountingand budgeting principles and coordination of major administrativefunctions.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Job Type Full-time