Vanderbilt University Business Manager (Peabody: Psychology & Human Development) in Nashville, Tennessee
Business Manager (Peabody: Psychology & Human Development) (Job Number: 1900331)
The Business Manager is responsible for leading the department of Psychology and Human Development business operations. It is responsible for supporting faculty, students, and the department chair by providing excellent leadership and guidance to administrative staff, overseeing department financial operations, and administering payroll and personnel. This position does have supervisory responsibility for staff members, and student workers. The position reports functionally to the Chair of the Department of Psychology and Human Development and administratively to the Peabody Director of Finance and Administration.
The Peabody Department of Psychology and Human Development is a group of scholars who work to increase understanding of basic psychological functioning and neuropsychological development in family, school, and other social contexts.
The Peabody Department of Psychology and Human Development is a group of scholars who work to increase understanding of basic psychological functioning in family, school, and other social contexts that influence development. Several programs, which are included in the Psychological Sciences major offered jointly with the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science, include clinical science, cognitive and cognitive neuroscience, developmental science, neuroscience, and quantitative methods and evaluation.
The department also is the home of Master of Education programs in Child Studies, Clinical Psychological Assessment and Quantitative Methods as well as undergraduate majors in Child Development, Cognitive Studies, and Child Studies. The research efforts of the department are focused on increasing understanding of basic psychological processes and applying this knowledge of infant, adolescent, and adult functioning, emphasizing the family, school, and other social contexts that influence development.
Department faculty are accomplished and nationally known. Many serve as editors of psychological journals, members of national review panels, and leaders in national organizations. All are authors of numerous scientific articles and chapters. While faculty members in Psychology share a common interest in psychological processes and their development, our specific interests and expertise are diverse. Some are committed to increasing understanding of basic psychological processes, while others emphasize implications for clinical, social, and educational issues. All are committed to building a diverse and inclusive department.
In addition to having a close relationship with the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Science, the department maintains strong collaborative ties with other Peabody departments: Special Education, with emphases on children with disabilities and their development; Teaching and Learning, with emphases on learning processes in young school age and adolescent children; and Human and Organizational Development, with emphases on group processes, community issues and organizational development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees payroll and personnel
Reviews and approves financialtransactions
Advises and assists facultymembers with business and HR matters
Supervises departmentadministrative staff
Manages departmental andproject budgets
Profile of an IdealCandidate
A Bachelor’s degree from anaccredited institution of higher education is necessary.
A Master’s degree from anaccredited institution of higher education is preferred.
CPA, PHR/SHRM-CP is preferred.
At least five years of directlycomparable experience is necessary.
Strong interpersonal andcommunications skills are necessary.
Ability to work effectivelywith a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community is necessary.
Records maintenance skills arenecessary.
Knowledge of university and/orpublic auditing policies, standards and procedures is necessary.
Ability to communicateeffectively, both orally and in writing is necessary.
Strong Microsoft Office skillsare necessary, especially Word and Excel.
Database management skills arenecessary.
Oracle Cloud or similar ERPsystem experience is preferred.
Ability to analyze budgetaryexpenditures for compliance with approved budget is necessary.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).
Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
Commitmentto Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville
Organization: 21240 - Psychology and Human Development
Job: Fiscal Affairs Professionals
Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action