Iowa City, Iowa

The Business and Operations Manager for Iowa Center for School Mental Health at the University of Iowa provides operational support and management relating to business operations, human resources, finances, and information management. Budget planning, management, review and reconciliation of accounts for contracts and grants is a crucial aspect of the position, along with the ability to act independently with respect to all aspects of the position. This full-time position works closely with the Director and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the ICSMH . This is a full time, 12 month specified term appointment. May be renewable. The Business and Operations Manager will report to the Executive Director. Specific Job Duties and Tasks Provide guidance, support and planning for business operations of the Center, such as developing key business plans, developing and documenting policies and procedures, and aligning Center processes in accord with Collegiate and University policies. Provide support for departmental staff as needed for workflow, financial reports, purchasing, and systems. Key contact for contract proposal process. Work with directors to determine needs, provide logistical support and guidance for RFP processes, contract processes, and purchasing processes, in alignment with UI and Collegiate policies and procedures. Provide search support to the department and COE HR for staff and student employee searches. Train and onboard graduate students and visiting scholars on issues unique to ICSMH. May provide supervision for staff and students. Develop and implement HR processes within the Center for efficient and effective operations, in line with Collegiate and University policies. Maintain departmental cash handling policies and update as needed. Process graduate student scholarships in MAUI for fees not automatically processed. Monitor and review UICA accounts and transactions, request fund transfers as needed. Grants: Review RFPs and attend client meetings to discuss projects. Advise center staff on, timeframes and potential issues. Work with Center Directors and Grants and Research Services Office (GRSC) to create project budget, budget narrative, and grant supplemental forms for submission. Contracts: Work with GRSC staff to create project budget and collaborate with DSP and client to determine contract form to be used. If project may be considered fee for service, complete DSP workflow to request F&A waiver. Collaborate with DSP and client on non-disclosure agreements and contract amendments as needed. Share appropriate information/feedback openly, professionally and respectfully. Serve as liaison to faculty, staff, students, stakeholders, and public. Disseminate information to Center employees regarding operational activities, policies and procedures, appropriateness of expenditures, and contract/grant requirements. For a complete job description, please contact Alex Schutman at Alex-Schutman@uiowa.edu. The Iowa Center for School Mental Health , a partnership between the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education, will expand support for mental health to Pre-K-12 educators and schools across the state. This includes training, resources, and outreach to support student mental health so all students, educators, and schools can be successful and resilient. Located in the UI College of Education, the center bridges disciplines to provide a network of expertise in education, public health, nursing, psychology, social work, and counseling that impacts student mental health. This is Iowa's first state-wide center supporting mental health in our schools. Education Requirement A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Required Qualifications Extensive experience (typically 3-5 years) in budget management, financial analysis and reporting including the knowledge of, and ability to, apply policies and practices for planning and administering a budget. Expert/Leader experience (typically 3-5 years) in office administration, including experience managing office administration tasks effectively and efficiently in support of individuals, teams, and/or units. Experience with leadership strategic thinking. Extensive proficiency with software applications such as Microsoft office suite (word and excel). Extensive proficiency in written and verbal communication skills. Desirable Qualifcations Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and UI systems such as GLDSS, TDRs, UIRIS and HRIS transaction system. Master's degree in Accounting, Business or related field. Some (typically 6-12 months) supervisory experience. Experience with project planning and project management. Application Details In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload: Resume Cover Letter Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Alex Schutman at Alex-Schutman@uiowa.edu Benefits Highlights Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa. Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. For more information about Why Iowa? Click here. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Iowa City, Iowa

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