Academic Business Manager
Trustees of Indiana University

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Department Information

The IU School of Medicine is a national leader in medical research and education. With more than 60 academic departments and specialty divisions and strong clinical partnerships with the state's most advanced hospitals and physician networks, the school is continuously advancing its mission to advance health in the state of Indiana and beyond by promoting innovation and excellence in education, research and patient care.

As the Academic Business Manager for the IU School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery you will employ your strong business acumen, financial expertise, and dynamic leadership skills to help drive the strategic direction of the academic and research missions of our department.

Job Summary

The Academic Business Manager will serve as the primary resource to the Chair and Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for information related to the academic activities of the department. In this key role, you will provide leadership and management in the areas of fiscal affairs, research administration, human resources management, compliance, purchasing, and asset management. This position is highly complex and involves interaction with leadership across the academic health system.

The individual in this position will take a proactive and intuitive approach to:

• Planning and directing the fiscal affairs of the department, including IU related account management and sponsored research accounts; ensures fiscal responsibility.
• Providing strategic financial leadership and support for potential alliances, investments and other issues affecting the business interests of the department.
• Overseeing research related financial activities to ensure compliance with University and funding agency regulations.
• Enhancing and facilitating the research operations of the Department through collaborative efforts with the research faculty.
• Providing administrative leadership and direction for all grant management activities, and compliance within the department.
• Managing the purchasing processes, payroll, space planning, and capital assets and safeguarding department assets by protecting and accounting for resources such as cash and fixed assets.
• Leading, training, and mentoring department staff, fully utilizing their abilities by delegating effectively.
• Coordinating and managing department human resources and appointment activities for faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field and three years of related experience.

Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization. Strong business administration background with experience in areas such as: internal controls, data analysis and reporting, AP/AR, budgeting, contract compliance and monitoring, and policy and procedure development and administration. Possesses a demonstrated track record of strong financial, analytic and problem solving capabilities and ability to see the broader implications of key decisions. Ability to take ownership of and provide complete follow through on issues and concerns related to activities within the scope of the duties of the position. Good decision making capabilities and ability to understand and articulate complex situations.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree.

Working Conditions / Demands

Professional office environment. The incumbent will be stationary for extended periods of time, working on a computer. Ability to move between various locations on campus. Environment can be very stressful at times.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Salary Plan: PAE

Salary Grade: 3AD

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Finance

Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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