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Manager, Operations


This position manages one or more operational responsibilities including property control, facilities management, finance, human resources and other services essential to the operation of a college, division, office, or unit. Manages and oversees staff in the daily operations of assigned area. Generally reports to a Dean, Director, or other appropriate administrator.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Responsible for the management of multiple operational functions such as facility operations, property control, purchasing, security, finance and human resources.
  • Participates in the establishment of operational goals and objectives that align with the overall strategic plan.
  • Administers budgets for new and existing programs. Prepares financial analysis such as income and expense forecasting as well as financial reports for assigned areas.
  • Identifies, evaluates, supports, and solves complex issues related to the operations of a college, division, or unit.
  • Participates in the planning and administration of departmental and project activities.
  • Resolves escalated problems referred by subordinate supervisors or staff.
  • Plans and coordinates department activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees.
  • Advises faculty, staff, and administrators regarding university policies and procedures related to their assigned area.
  • Serves as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering policies/procedures, and resolving work related problems.
  • Responsible for monitoring the work environment of assigned area to ensure compliance with the University non-discrimination and workplace harassment policies by reporting alleged violations to senior management in a timely manner.
  • May serve as the Department Security Administrator (DSA) or Building Emergency Coordinator (BEC)

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and three years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does have supervisory responsibility.


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