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Operations Manager, Fairhaven

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Fairhaven College

Position Title

Temporary Operations Manager, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

About the University Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department

Fairhaven College supports Western’s mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.  We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

About the Position

Fairhaven is seeking a Temporary Operations Manager to support the Dean, faculty, and staff of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the American Cultural Studies Program. This position is central to the functioning of the College and the Operations Manager works independently within general guidelines to manage its resources and ongoing activities; provides information, analyses, counsel, and recommendations on problems and opportunities; and acts as a liaison with other University administrative offices.We are specifically looking for someone to generate contracts, process payroll, make and review purchases and run budget reports via Banner or Millennium FAST.

This is a temporary position. Tentatively this position will run from October 1st to January 15th 2020.   

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three years professional experience involving fiscal accounting and budgeting in a higher education or business setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracting processes
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human resources and management
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Outlook, Excel spreadsheets, and financial information systems software
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment under limited supervision
  • Experience interpreting and implementing institutional or business policies and ensuring compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills, including experience handling sensitive and confidential matters.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in business related field or equivalent education/experience
  • At least one year of supervisory experience
  • Experience in fiscal accounting at a university or college
  • Demonstrated experience with Banner Information Systems or similar information systems
  • Demonstrated experience with Millennium business software or similar business software
  • Experience with labor relations and labor unions
Salary Salary range starts at $4583 per month, commensurate with experience.
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes Application review will begin August 7,2020.   Posting will close on September 15, 2020.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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Job no: 498022
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Applications close: Pacific Daylight Time

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