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Business Manager


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Outreach & Continuing Education (10000815)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position manages the business affairs of a large department or school. The incumbent provides financial and administrative support services for the business aspects of the facilities operations. The incumbent exercises discretion and independent judgment. 

Examples of Work Performed

  • Monitors and approves departmental expenditures; assists with planning and preparation of grants and contracts; and provides financial status reports to principle investigators.  
  • Responsible for the planning, coordinating, and development of the departmental budget.  Prepares monthly financial analysis and reports for supervisor and other administrators.
  • Advises management in financial matters.
  • Monitors funding sources.
  • Assists with writing research proposals.
  • Performs statistical research; prepares financial reports.
  • Supervises the activities of the business office and support staff.
  • Serves as liaison to outside professional or contracting agencies and other administrative units.
  • Serves as a resource person for department head; provides consultation and suggestions concerning personnel and business issues.
  • Performs special studies and analyses.
  • Ensures compliance with university policies and procedures.
  • Attends regular scheduled meetings; contributes to discussions, including short and long-term planning.
  • Represents the department head to committees, administrators, and agencies regarding business and financial matters.
  • Assists in the process of establishing new positions.
  • Assists with strategic planning for the department.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Manages the business and financial affairs of a large department or school.
  2. Prepares reports and financial statements.
  3. Assists with the planning for and preparation of contracts and grants.
  4. Ensures compliance with University policies and procedures.
  5. Supervises and directs the activities of a support staff.     

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or a related field.




Four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


This position will require a financial (credit) report. Selected candidates should have a low credit debt. Background checks are completed post offer of employment. University employees moving into a new position that requires a financial (credit) report must complete a new background check


Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi