Director, College of Business Administration and Operations - (STA001281)

Department: D0013 College of Business 



Director, College of Business Administration and Operations directs the administrative, financial and human resources administrative and non-academic operations of an extensive and complex college. Oversight of budgetary development and forecasting, payroll, procurement, contract administration, research administration, facilities and space management and inventory control. This position also provides functional guidance and direction to administrative personnel college wide and serves as a liaison to deans, chairs, directors, non-credit program affiliates, faculty and administrative staff as well as other university department and offices including the Provost's office.


  • Directs and oversees financial, human resources, and grant administration activities and operations, including reviewing and approving expenditures and personnel documents.
  • Directs and oversees upcoming year budget preparations, monitors and reviews college budgets, revenues, expenses and fund equity balances.
  • Assists with strategic budget planning for forecasting and projections.
  • Reviews and approves monthly cost center verification reports and ensures that verifications are timely prepared and approved by cost center managers.
  • Monitors faculty and staff effort reporting related to sponsored projects.
  • Maintains the college cross-training model for administrative staff to ensure flexibility in coverage.
  • Supervises and evaluates staff.
  • Serves as resources for deans, department chairs, directors, faculty and principal investigators regarding strategic financial and administrative matters and to interpret and adhere to state, federal, university, college policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Oversees building, space management key control and physical inventory control processes related to departments and college.
  • Acts as the liaison between internal (business offices) and external constitutes (vendors).
  • Serves on various university-wide and college committees as assigned.


  • Performs all other duties as assigned


Direct Reports: Full Time Employees

Delegation of Work: Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)

Supervision Given: Makes final decision on evaluating employee performance; hiring new employees; disciplinary actions; makes final decision on scheduling employee work hours; makes final decision on coaching and counseling; training; provides recommendations on handling employee grievances and complaints; and makes final decision on granting time off



  • Knowledge of basic fund accounting principles, internal control practices, procurement methodologies, budget development and the interpretations, application and enforcement of applicable policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position



  • Excellent leadership and human relations and attention to detail skills
  • Candidates must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills



  • Ability to understand, communicate and interpret financial data
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community


Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment 6 to 8 hours

Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements. Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc.

Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.


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The University of Houston-Downtown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.