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Business Manager, Chemistry

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada
Administrative Faculty Grade B,
Closing date
Feb 25, 2023

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The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking applications for a Business Manager.  The Business Manager is responsible for administering the complex financial, administrative, and human resources operations of one of the largest academic and research departments within the College of Science in collaboration with and on behalf of the Chair.  The position maintains significant discretion and authority regarding how to administer the operation efficiently and effectively in consideration of short- and long-range goals and directly contributes to the strategic planning of the department.

The Business Manager is responsible for the full range of fiscal operations to include budgeting and fiscal management for various accounts including State, extramural, self-supporting, and foundation funds. Responsibilities include preparing financial, analytical, and forecasting reports; developing budgets; developing and recommending course fees; monitoring finances for course buy-outs; and overseeing post-award activities.  The Business Manager assesses financial performance to identify and analyze problems and recommend solutions.  The incumbent provides financial consultation, guidance, and training to faculty and staff to ensure compliance with university policy.

The Business Manager administers the human resources operation for the Chemistry Department.  The position collaborates with the Chair to ensure adequate staffing for business services that support the academic, research, and outreach activities of the department.  Responsibilities include preparing reports; overseeing the employment process through hiring and terminations; managing, mentoring, and coaching administrative staff; and providing human resources consultation to supervisors.  

Additionally, the Business Manager collaborates with the Chair in preparing program reviews, accreditation reports, strategic planning, and grant projects.  The incumbent works closely with the College Fiscal and HR officer to ensure consistent practices within the college and communicates issues that arise and helps resolve problems.

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related professional experience OR Master’s Degree and one (1) year of related professional experience.  Related Experience:  budgeting and accounting; human resources experience; experience managing high-level business operations; supervisory experience.

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EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno. We are a teaching- and research-oriented department offering degrees in Chemistry (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.), Environmental Chemistry (B.S.), and Chemical Physics (Ph.D., jointly with the Physics Department), including bachelor’s degree programs certified by the American Chemical Society. As a relatively small department, we are able to provide close interactions among students and faculty. Many of our undergraduates and all of our graduate students participate in state-of-the-art chemistry research, working with a faculty mentor. Our graduates go on to employment in academia, industry, and government; many of our Bachelor’s degree graduates are admitted to high-ranked graduate chemistry programs, medical, or dental schools. In the most recent National Resource Council survey of chemistry departments, our department was ranked second nationally among departments of our size or smaller.

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