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Recruitment/Posting Title Business Manager I
Job Category Staff & Executive - Administrative & Support - Management
Department Engn- Ctr Adv Infrastructure
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the State of New Jerseyís preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. As one of the largest employers in the State of New Jersey, Rutgers University is committed not only to the students and the State that we serve, but also to the faculty and staff who work on our campuses.
For two consecutive years, Rutgers is ranked on Forbesí list of Americaís Best Large Employers. Rutgers holds #64 of 500 employers and is the #1 New Jersey employer on the publicationís 2023 list. Rutgersí commitment to its employees includes maintaining and fostering a safe, diverse, and respectful workplace environment, creating employment opportunities for our nationís military veterans, and ensuring accessibility and accommodation for individuals with disabilities.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Business Manager I for the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT). Reporting to the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), the Business Manager I will work independently with minimal supervision within broadly defined work objectives of the Centerís programs. The role of this position is to provide senior level management and leadership for the day-to-day operations of the entire Center, with primary focus on fiscal planning, budget management, administrative staff supervision, proposals development and facilities.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Serving as the Business Manager for the entire CAIT Center, this position will be the primary business contact for the Center management, in particular for the Director and Executive Director, by overseeing the administration of programs, projects, and/or processes and by organizing and coordinating unit operations.
  • This individual is responsible for managing daily operations encompassing a wide range of business activities including but not limited for: contract negotiations, subcontract compliance, budget, accounting, grant administration, compliance, and finance.
  • Administers multiple facets of programs, projects, and/or processes. All faculty and staff will report to this individual for financial and business matters for the entire Center. This individual will have top level approval authority on endorsements, purchases, payroll, and agreements.
  • Oversee external funding opportunities that closely align with and support the centerís goals and objectives.
  • Providing essential services and support to faculty and staff developing and writing proposals to federal agencies, state agencies and foundations, while securing external support for their research, training, and public service programs.
  • Assisting faculty submitting high quality, fully compliant proposals on-time with a greater chance of being funded.
  • This individual must have strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and be knowledgeable of persuasion techniques.
  • This individual is responsible for overseeing the contract negotiations, purchase of equipment, supplies, and services of a high dollar, complex nature for the Center programs. Authority to negotiate contracts and agreements.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 08
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 94016.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 119000.000
Annual Maximum Salary 143984.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Masterís degree in business administration, accounting, finance or a related field with five years relevant experience in a higher education or research setting and/or increasing functional responsibility in a high-level leadership/managerial role that demonstrates excellent communication skills in addition to comprehensive knowledge and understanding of general business/financial/accounting/contracting principles and practices.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Requires professional experience in a public and/or corporate purchasing/contract negotiating environment.
  • Experience in higher education environment is required, knowledge of the university environment, and computing systems are critical.
  • Strong oral and writing skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to operate effectively and efficiently in a self-directed and self motivated environment.
  • Ability to prioritize the work of self and others in a dead-line oriented environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Requires a high degree of professionalism and tactfulness.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous interactions with transportation funding agencies; SNJDOT, FHWA, and USDOT is highly valued.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • High degree of professionalism and tactfulness. Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and highly valued knowledge of the university environment, and computing.
  • Proven ability to operate effectively and efficiently in a self-directed and self-motivated environment; and ability to prioritize the work of self and others in a dead-line oriented environment.
Equipment Utilized
  • All computer software necessary to perform the work duties listed. Office programs, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0674
Posting Open Date 05/18/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
City Piscataway
State NJ
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Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidateís offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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