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University at Buffalo Department Administrator, Natural Sciences and Mathematics Sector in Buffalo, New York

Position Title: Department Administrator, Natural Sciences and Mathematics Sector

Posting Number: P220016

Employer: State

Salary Range: Competitive

FTE: 1.00

Position Summary:

The Natural Sciences and Mathematics Sector in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo is seeking a Department Administrator. The Department Administrator (DA) serves as a strategic partner and advisor to Department Chair(s) and may supervise or oversee activities of the department support staff. You will ensure department administration is in accordance with State, University, Research Foundation (RF), UB Foundation and College of Arts and Sciences ( CAS ) guidelines, policies, and procedures. Department Administrators in a sector will be assigned to support one or more departments depending on need. Support assignments may change over time.

As the Department Administrator you may:

  • Manage department budgets – State, RF, IFR and UBF accounts in consultation with the College’s financial team. Control expenditures and prepare justification of expenditures when needed. Review and complete all faculty and graduate student travel requests. Complete reimbursements for non-employees, purchasing, help with speakers/conferences (honoraria, catering, booking on-campus venues, etc.). Approve new equipment and office supply purchases. Work with appropriate faculty (e.g., Chair and program directors) to manage personnel expenditures, including temporary lecturer appointments, graduate assistantship appointments, tuition and other financial support.

  • Review and determine allocations of space to accommodate changing department needs in consultation with department chair and the College’s Facilities Planning and Management Officer. Supervise department moves and rehabs. Assist new employees in setting up their workspaces as needed for them to perform their job duties.

  • Manage course scheduling process for all sessions (fall, spring, winter, summer) working cooperatively with sector and/or College scheduling team. Assemble course schedules working with appropriate faculty members (e.g., Chair, DUS , DGS , and program directors). Input schedule into HUB . Provide all necessary information to central scheduling. Manage all special requests (tech rooms, cross listings, etc.) within department, college and university guidelines.

  • Coordinate, supervise, and/or prepare personnel documents pertaining to hiring and promotion of faculty, lecturers, teaching assistants and department staff regardless of funding (State, RF, UBF ) working cooperatively with the College’s HR appointment team. Assist with preparation of dossiers for promotion, tenure and contract renewals.

  • Compose and distribute correspondence on departmental matters. Serve as point of contact and communication hub for department(s).

  • Coordinate and execute invoicing for internal or external charges related to the usage of departmental facilities and the proper allocation of the funds received.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Two years of administrative experience.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required.

  • Must be able to interact with a diverse constituency.

  • Computer experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).

  • Must be able to manage competing priorities and demonstrate a commitment to learning new skills as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • Two years of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Financial management experience with departmental budgets: State, RF, UBF

  • Experience with UB applications preferred (Shop Blue, eReq, HUB , SIRI etc.)

Deadline for Applicants: 02/09/2022

Quicklink for Posting: 32607