Administrative Operations Manager IV | Wyant College of Optical Sciences

Date Posted: 
Monday, February 17, 2020
Position Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Job Description: 

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Main Campus


1630 E University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The position serves as the tactical Finance and Operations (F&O) lead for the Wyant College of Optical Sciences. The Wyant College, with over $40M per year in revenue, is the premier optical sciences educational institution in the United States. The F&O Director (Administrative Operations Manager IV), reporting to the Associate Dean for Business Development and Administration, will be responsible for financial operations and supporting, as a member of the leadership team, budgeting and facilities planning for academic and research operations of the college. Within a relatively flat, lean and efficient organizational framework, the F&O Director (Administrative Operations Manager IV) will engage business functions across the university to initiate contracts and cross-organizational projects, and work to resolve operational challenges on behalf of the college faculty and staff with a specific emphasis on finance and facilities. The F&O Director (Administrative Operations Manager IV) also works with the Wyant College leadership team in formulation of Wyant College’s financial forecasts and operational reviews, preparing the relevant data required to provide understanding of the College financial trajectory and health. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to fill a leadership role in one of the fastest growing Colleges in the State of Arizona, working alongside some of the most respected Scientists and Engineers in the world.

Due to ITAR/EAR restrictions the all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or hold permanent resident status.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides financial and operations leadership to the Wyant College leadership team supported by reliable data for planning, analysis, and execution;
  • Develop and maintain useful and timely UAccess analytics dashboards, agents and reports to continuously improve the Wyant College finance and
    operation functions;
  • In collaboration with the business office, FSO, and the college leadership team, develop policies and procedures for the Wyant College’s financial health and sustainability;
  • In consultation with the research office, develop operational run-rules for research operations across multiple compliance functions ensuring research operational excellence;
  • College lead for daily financial planning and analysis;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key administrative stakeholders across campus related to functional job duties;
  • Other administrative responsibilities include: Assisting with accounting functions as needed to support the business office, day-to-day facilities management;
  • Manage several direct reports with oversight of facilities and Wyant College Business Office responsible for payroll, accounting, rate studies, and university administrative computer applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or a related field and a minimum of 9 years of experience in business operations in an academic, research, or service institution, including 5 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to effectively and professionally represent the college within the university.
  • UAccess Analytics Proficiency.
  • Demonstrated competency in administrative decision making; fiscal planning and analysis.
  • Due to ITAR/EAR restrictions the all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or hold permanent resident status. 

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced Degree in Business, Economic, Finance, Public Policy a plus. Demonstrated experience in personnel management and teamwork.



Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week




Work Calendar


Job Category

Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible

Yes - Full Benefits

Range Minimum


Range Midpoint


Range Maximum


Rate of Pay


Compensation Type

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Administrative Operations

Job Function

Organizational Administration

Type of criminal background check required:

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies


Target Hire Date


Contact Information for Candidates


Open Date


Open Until Filled


Documents Needed to Apply

 Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.