Director of Business Services at University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois

Posted in Other 17 days ago.

Job Description:

Director of Business Services

College of Fine and Applied Arts

The College of Fine and Applied Arts is seeking a collaborative and organized colleague who will lead a team of diversely skilled professionals to manage the Performing Arts Service Center (PASC), which provides financial and business services in support of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Department of Theatre, and Department of Dance.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are core values of the University of Illinois and the College of Fine and Applied Arts. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our efforts to fulfill our goals by demonstrating the broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Duties & Responsibilities:

Service Center Leadership

  • Oversee all the financial and business operations of the units that PASC supports.

  • Lead, manage, and supervise the PASC staff including: managing the team's workflow, including review and approval of work as appropriate; fostering and empowering a collaborative work environment, positive team dynamic, efficient work processes, and creative, effective problem-solving; providing resources and training to curate a successful team and provide career development opportunities.

  • Maintain, implement, and communicate about up-to-date and effective processes in accordance with campus policy for areas such as budget development, account management, income and expenditure monitoring, and reporting.

  • Work closely with the governing board for the service center to establish service level expectations and regularly assess service satisfaction.

  • Collaborate across the units' workforce to continually develop members' business and finance knowledge and skills.

  • Serve as main financial liaison to other campus and System units.

  • Provide training and guidance for unit-based personnel for business-related activities.

Strategic Planning and Fund Management

  • Work with Unit Executive Officers on hiring plans, budget plans, and other resource planning activities.

  • Responsible for developing meaningful, timely, and accurate financial reporting to unit heads, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.

  • Work with Unit Executive Officers to identify, articulate, and plan for short-term and long-term financial needs as well as unexpected finance-related challenges.

  • Manage unit gift funds and endowments, ensuring that funds are used in accordance with donor intent.

  • Oversee management of any sponsored projects awarded to the units.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, or a field related to the position.

  • Three (3) years of professional business, financial, and/or managerial work experience. (NOTE: A Master's Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience.)

  • Demonstrated experience supervising staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years' staff supervisory experience.

  • Work experience in business/finance for a college, university, or similar institution.

  • Experience with University of Illinois business/financial processes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to prioritize and manage time and multiple projects simultaneously and to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Ability to quickly learn new computer-based skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Professional, flexible, and respectful in all collaborations.
  • Independent judgment and ability to help resolve problems as they arise, dealing with time pressures and changing or conflicting priorities.

Appointment Information:

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5010 - Business/Administrative Associate position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the close of the search. Minimum salary for this position is $85,000.00. We strive to provide a competitive salary, considering factors such as available market data, internal equity, candidate experience and qualifications, collective bargaining agreements, and budget constraints. The final salary offer will be determined through a thorough assessment of these elements.

For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at .

Application Procedures & Deadline Information:

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on February 29, 2024. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Application materials should include a cover letter, a current resume, and at least three references, including contact information. Work authorization sponsorship is not available for this position.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jennifer Steiling at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify .

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing .

Requisition ID: 1022882
Job Category: Administrative
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