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Business Manager

Job Description

Position Number:



Business Manager

Functional Title:

Business Manager

Category Status:

33-Exempt Regular

Applicant Search Category:


University Authorized FTE:



EXST-Office of Extended Studies

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the stateís flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nationís legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nationís capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Office of Extended Studies (OES) Business Manager provides daily administrative, financial, and analytical support for OES programs. This includes the Summer session, Winter session, Freshman Connection, OES- Shady Gove, OES-Southern Maryland, Graduate, Post Baccalaureate Programs, Massive Open Online Courses, Open Learning non-credit programs, and Executive Education credit and non-credit programs.

This position provides support for various activities, including but not limited to budgeting, contracting, accounting, procurement, human resources, financial reporting, and other activities related to administrative and financial aspects of OES in compliance with OES and University guidelines.

The Business Manager is assigned a specific portfolio of colleges and departments. He/She will work with numerous individuals on various levels, from coordinators to directors, to perform the jobís responsibilities. The individual will work closely with the OES finance team, colleges, and departments. Additionally, they will work with Student and Financial Services and Cashiering (SFSC), the Department of Information Technology (DIT), and the Department of Transportation Services (DOTS).

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, positive, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and team-oriented and has experience taking the initiative to complete tasks. Excellent communications and computer skills are essential for this position.

Oriented and has experience taking the initiative to complete tasks. Excellent communication and computer skills are essential to this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience utilizing accounting and financial procedures and systems.
  • Proficiency in using word processing, database, and spreadsheet (EXCEL) software is essential.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to think creatively.
  • Must be detail-oriented and can effectively prioritize and manage multiple complex assignments and projects within specific timelines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal and client relations skills are required.
  • Desire to work within a team-oriented environment is expected.


Experience utilizing accounting and financial procedures and systems in a university setting.

Job Risks

Not Applicable to This Position

Physical Demands

Normal conditions in an office setting and no unusual physical demands.
Ability and willingness to physically maneuver the campus. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Posting Date:


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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