New College of Florida is located in sunny Sarasota, on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida – an area known for its award-winning beaches, turquoise waters and arts and crafts attractions (from theatrical offerings to circus performances). Located about an hour’s drive from urban destinations like Tampa and St. Petersburg, Sarasota is an exhilarating coastal retreat.
As one of the 12 universities in the State University System, New College of Florida is the nationally recognized honors college. A small, innovative liberal arts institution, New College offers an individualized and student-centered curriculum where students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student faculty scholarship.
New College currently invites applications for the position of Business Manager.
This position is essential to the successful management, coordination and execution of the Division of Student Affairs’ operational responsibilities. It will support business functions that advance procedures and staff within the Division of Student Affairs including: Residence Life and Dining Services, Student Activities and Campus Engagement, Advocacy and Accessible Learning Center, Student Success and Orientation, Transitions and Family Programs, the Counseling and Wellness Center, Equal Opportunity Programs, Fitness Center, Recreation, Waterfront, Health Education, Student Government and Community Education and Standards.
The Business Manager is a professional who is responsible for leading and supervising employees to ensure efficiency of operations and providing direction on how best to handle different tasks while maintaining customer satisfaction. The Business Manager helps implement strategies that help generate revenue or profitability. The Business Manager serves as one of the Fiscal Liaisons for the Division of Student Affairs and is responsible for supporting Division operations.
Specific Responsibilities for the position include:
Developing business management goals and objectives that lead to financial and business growth and assessing organizational performance against the objectives.
Designing and implementing business plans, forecasts, plans and strategies to promote the attainment of goals.
Supervising the work of employees and providing feedback and counsel to improve both efficiency and effectiveness.
Maintaining relationships with internal and external partners/vendors/suppliers.
Gathering, analyzing and interpreting internal and external data and writing reports.
Monitoring E&G budgets and expenditures for staff and student employees. This includes monitoring Foundation funds through the Vice President of Students Affairs Office.
Reconciling budgets on a monthly basis and assisting in all facets of payroll..
Providing Human Resources support in areas such as recruiting and onboarding, hiring/terminating and timekeeping/recordkeeping.
Providing support to Housing and Food Service including the maintenance of housing assignments and room charges.
Handling all travel arrangements as needed.
Ensuring adherence to all applicable rules and regulations, guidelines and New College policies.
Functioning as a backup for other administrative staff in the Student Affairs Division when needed.
Performing other duties as assigned.
Excellent organizational, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills is required.
Knowledge of MS Office (Excel and Word), Banner, Argos, Google Docs and SimpleHire (Applicant Tracking System). The individual will work with databases as well as budgeting, forecasting and other information systems.
New College of Florida is dedicated to providing equal access and opportunity to all individuals according to federal, state and local law as well as creating and maintaining a positive work and study environment. New College embraces speech and/or expression that recognizes the dignity, respect, belonging and humanity of all people and all members of the campus community in order to promote a culture and climate based on mutual understanding.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and four years appropriate experience or a high school diploma/equivalent and eight years of appropriate experience. A combination of post-high school education and experience equal to six years in finance accounting, and/or human resources may also be considered. Prior budget management experience.
A Master’s degree in a related field and 2 years appropriate experience or a Bachelor’s degree and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Experience in a post-secondary academic setting.
Founded in 1960, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its first class enrolled in 1964. As one of 12 universities in the State University System of Florida and the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional undergraduate education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into extraordinary personal accomplishment.
Located in Sarasota on the beautiful west coast of Florida, New College offers over 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in data science to a student body of 646 undergraduates and 29 graduates as of fall 2020. New College has earned many accolades and distinctions, among them, a place in Loren Pope’s book “Colleges that Change Lives,” and consistently high national rankings by the leading arbiters of higher education.