Job Location:
University of Nevada, Reno – Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or [email protected]. For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778. 

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno, College of Education and Human Development seeks collaborative, community inclined candidates with leadership skills for the Manager, College Business Operations position. The Manager, College Business Operations, provides direct administrative support to the Dean, College of Education and Human Development by overseeing the daily operations of the College of Education and Human Development. This position serves as Education and Human Development’s budget officer and is responsible for the management, development, and oversight of the College’s fiscal accounts.

The Manager acts as the primary human resources officer and must ensure accuracy and timeliness of personnel actions as well as compliance with university, state, and federal regulations for all employment types. The Manager provides operational, fiscal, and personnel guidance to College administrators, prepares sensitive reports, makes improvements in College policies and procedures, provides back-up for position vacancies, conducts staff training, and oversees the work completed by direct reports and College departments and programs.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, implement, administer, monitor, balance and approve College budgets (state, self-supporting, gift, recharge, etc.); ensure fiscal compliance

  • Audit college accounts as well as develop college annual and biennium budgets

  • Oversee, review, and approve the completion and submittal of all budgetary and financial documents/transactions (excluding hosting and memberships) generated by the College’s departments and programs; approve and sign documents on behalf of the Dean

  • Ensure compliance with budgetary and financial policies, procedures, and guidelines

  • Prepare temporary funding for academic courses; approve and allocate funding requests for academic programs; monitor funding to ensure appropriate usage

  • Prepare, review, and approve financial reports and budgetary information for accreditation purposes

  • Oversee, review, and approve the completion and submittal of payroll and human resources actions for all employee types generated by departments and programs

  • Act as the College’s designated recommending authority

  • Coordinate the preparation and submittal of reports as requested by the Dean as well as UNR and Business Center North (BCN) Human Resources Offices

  • Administer and oversee faculty and classified searches; serve on search committees, as needed; approve recruitment submissions and requests; develop and review offer letters

  • Ensure compliance with personnel and payroll policies, procedures, and guidelines

  • Work with College administrators to resolve personnel conflicts for all employee types

  • Directly supervise, provide work direction, discipline (if necessary), and evaluate the performance of assigned employees

  • Lead and provide direction to the College’s department and program classified staff; oversee the work completed by these positions; provide input regarding performance evaluations

  • Train or coordinate the training of College employees and administrators in regards to College of Education, University, personnel, payroll, budgetary, and fiscal policies, procedures, and guidelines

  • Act as the College’s designated representative regarding fiscal and personnel issues; serve on committees; provide input and expertise regarding campus policies and procedures

  • Conduct quarterly meetings to communicate policy and procedure changes, important deadlines, etc.

  • Participate in the development, evaluation, and modification of the College’s strategic plans

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, be knowledgeable of fiscal and HR operations in a university environment, have a sense of accountability regarding deadlines, be collaborative with a diverse team and contribute towards the mission and vison of the College and University.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of related work experience OR Master’s Degree and two (2) years of related work experience

Related Experience: human resources, fiscal operations

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of Workday fiscal and HR business processes

Compensation Grade

Administrative Faculty – C

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.  Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

The College of Education & Human Development is a recognized leader in guiding, shaping, and mentoring high-performing education professionals who will go forth with a lifelong love of learning and with the skills essential for thriving in a global, knowledge-based economy. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive learning community that works to promote education across disciplines for everyone, locally, nationally and around the globe. The University of Nevada, Reno is recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 institution, which is reserved for doctoral universities with the highest levels of research activity.  For more information, please visit: College of Education and Human Development | University of Nevada, Reno (unr.edu)



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at [email protected].

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

This posting is open until filled. The close date is required by the system.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.


As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.


For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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