Business Operations Administrator

Colorado State University

Posting Details
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Working Title Business Operations Administrator
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Work Location Position is fully in-office/in-person
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202301795AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Technical/Support II
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000 – $55,000
Employee Benefits Colorado State University is not just a workplace; it’s a thriving community that’s transforming lives and improving the human condition through world-class teaching, research, and service. With a robust benefits package, collaborative atmosphere, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion , and focus on work-life balance, CSU is where you can thrive, grow, and make a lasting impact.

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Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/23/2023
Description of Work Unit The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at CSU offers a high quality research and learning environment. Faculty research accomplishments have been recognized nationally and internationally in the areas of biochemistry and molecular, cellular, and structural biology.
Position Summary This position is a vital member of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) staff, providing comprehensive support to BMB faculty, staff, and students. The focus of this role is to support broad operations spanning finance, travel, purchasing, event planning, building support and customer service. The successful candidate will be detailed oriented and have excellent organization, multi-tasking and communication skills. This position reports to the Assistant to the Chair/Office manager as well as BMB Fiscal Officer which encompasses the Business Operations at BMB.
The position is full-time, in person Monday through Friday.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher education


  • Associate degree and at least 2 years’ full-time professional experience in business operations, finance, HR, event planning, or similar field


  • High School Diploma and at least 4 years’ full-time professional experience in business operations, finance, HR, event planning or similar field

  • Professional experience working in a business operations administrative office and demonstrated skills in customer service
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience working in higher education supporting business operations or administration
  • Experience creating and distributing professional documents
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel including calculations, formulas, and formatting
  • Experience planning and executing events
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple deadline-driven tasks
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion evidenced by personal, work, or educational experiences
Diversity Statement Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Business Operations Support
  • Contribute to the business operations at BMB by working closely with staff, students, faculty and leadership in BMB.
  • Contribute to covering the front office reception duties and providing excellent customer service to faculty, students, staff and visitors when needed.
  • Liaise with CSU operations, faculty, students, and other employees to coordinate events and support the management of the event (ensure vendors and guests are set up and paid, required approvals thru CSU event services and facilities are confirmed, hotel rooms, communicate travel schedules and travel arrangements as needed.
  • Create travel documents in the Kuali system, including pre-approval, reimbursements, and other travel related items. Assess whether expenses are allowable and appropriate according to CSU, state, and federal financial policies and procedures.
  • Create and maintain electronic and paper filing systems for documents.
  • Maintain records according to University record retention policies.
  • Learn safety and security procedures and provide backup building proctor support at BMB.
  • Assist with other business operations support as determined by BMB leadership.
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Financial Support
  • Enter and track financial documents using Kuali Financial System (KFS), including internal orders, billings, disbursement vouchers, requisitions, cash deposits, etc.
  • Pay invoices and process reimbursements for employees.
  • Route and track electronic documents for signature.
  • Assist Fiscal Officer to manage but not limited to:
  • Capital equipment purchases meet the award guidelines and provides all of the necessary justifications and specifications that meet Federal Uniform Guidance (FUG) rules and regulations.
  • Special Course Fees to ensure all purchases are compliant with the approved budget; monthly accounting; annual review/audit; student refunds; surplus/deficit plan.
  • IAC billings monthly billing; annual UBIT questionnaire; work with director on any business plan and bill rate updates
  • Histone Source deposits, billings, monthly credit card clearing; annual UBIT questionnaire; work with director on any business plan and bill rate updates; year end accruals.
  • Account close outs review/close/void encumbrances on projects that will be closing in the next 90 days.
  • Default and continuation account clearing as needed.
Percentage Of Time 65
Job Duty Category Event Planning and Execution
  • Assist the host in event planning and event support including:
  • Purchasing, ordering, and working with vendors or campus partners to ensure proper event procedures are in place
  • Ensure that all vendors and/or Guests are paid in a timely matter
  • Ensure facilities and waste management procedures are included
  • Reserve and schedule rooms
  • Ensure appropriate food and/or alcohol approvals
Percentage Of Time 15

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants CSU is committed to full inclusion of qualified individuals. If you are needing assistance or accommodations with the search process, please reach out to the listed search contact.
References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.
To apply, please upload a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred job qualifications, a resume, a personal statement on you contributions to diversity and inclusion, regardless of personal characteristics, as well as three professional references. The purpose of the diversity and inclusion statement is to identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance institutional diversity and equity goals. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact [email protected]
EEO Statement Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected] .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected] .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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