Operations Manager - College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Company: Western Washington University
Posted on: June 10, 2019
In the role of Operations Manager, you will serve as the College
administrator and key resource advisor to the Dean and to the 14
departments and two interdisciplinary programs that comprise the
College. You are central to the functioning of the College and will
work independently within general guidelines to manage the
resources and ongoing activities of the College; provide
information, analyses, counsel, and recommendations on problems and
opportunities; represent the College and participate in meetings as
a resource person; and act as a liaison between the Dean's office
and departments and other University administrative offices.
Commitment to nurturing a professional, friendly, inclusive,
welcoming, and cooperative environment with a variety and highly
diverse set of staff, faculty, students, visitors and members of
the university and the broader community is essential. You will be
expected to begin in mid-August.
Typical duties include:
- Provide direct, confidential advisement to the Dean on all
matters related to College activities.
- Act as College representative and liaison on behalf of Dean's
office to CHSS department chairs, staff, faculty and other
University administrative offices.
- Communicate and coordinate essential administrative functions and
directives from other administrative entities including the
President's office, the Provost and Academic Affairs, Academic
Budget and Administration, Human Resources, the Budget Office,
Extended Education, and Business and Financial Affairs.
- Participate in and provide advisement to the Dean on broad long-
and short-term budget planning, forecasting, and monitoring for the
- Manage and monitor College resources to ensure that College funds
are utilized effectively, expenditures are controlled and resources
are allocated appropriately by regularly reviewing status of
budgets, interacting with chairs and other administrators,
reconciling fiscal commitments, approving expenditures and
transfers (budget authority), and reviewing changes in base
- Provide regular and special reports, analyses, and plans
reflecting academic and budgetary activities including salaries,
benefits, FTE, travel, grants, leaves, and evaluations.
- Serve as consultant to College staff and faculty for College and
University requirements, procedures and workplace operations.
- Edit, draft, and write documents and correspondences on behalf of
Dean and College.
- Hire, supervise and train College staff; conduct annual
evaluations; provide leadership and training; monitor staff roles
and responsibilities to keep them current and equitable; initiate
position reviews; approve payroll. Make recommendations for
organizational and individual training.
- Develop, coordinate, and provide training to department managers.
While this position does not directly supervise College department
managers, it interprets, communicates and administers directives,
policies, and procedures regarding a broad range of activities such
as hiring, travel, sensitive and confidential personnel matters,
and technical changes and advancements mandated or implemented by
- Monitor and maintain procedures and rotations for faculty reviews
and evaluations and for chair evaluations and appointments.
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