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Business Manager

Requisition IDreq9513
Working TitleBusiness Manager
Position Grade13
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico, the flagship university for the state of New Mexico, is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking leader to provide strategic direction and professional management to the day-to-day business operations at the UNM Bookstores.  The UNM Bookstores are committed to supporting the academic mission of the University of New Mexico through innovation, collaboration, and maintaining a standard of excellence.

The successful candidate will have experience in overseeing fiscal management of a retail organization. The Business Manager serves on the senior leadership team for the bookstores and will provide input and direction on all business related activities, with fiscal oversight of multiple stores and the UNM Golf Courses in excess of $14M. This individual must have advanced proficiency with excel and experience with banner systems and will manage and coordinate the financial/fiscal operations of the organization, to include the development and administration of operating budgets and expenditures, capital projects budgets and expenditures, billing and receiving charges for student accounts, and the establishment and management of financial control systems.


The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of progressive collegiate retail experience in supervision, managing systems, operations, and finance. 

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

·         Graduate degree in Accounting, MBA, or MPA

·         Demonstrated experience in compiling, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting complex, customizable financial reports, statements, and revenue projections to various audiences utilizing diverse management information systems.

·         Prior experience managing financial operations in a college bookstore.

·         Extensive experience with Banner Finance or similar integrated financial system.

·         Skill in evaluating financial operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

·         Prior experience in developing, large ($8 million +) and diverse, operating, and capital budgets

·         Demonstrated experience in collaboration, establishing partnerships, and successfully establishing relationships within the department and university.

·         Prior experience in strategic planning and establishing short- and long-range goals   

Additional Requirements
  • This position will require a pre-employment criminal background check. Future and/or continued employment in the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a satisfactory background check, which is one that does not include any disqualifying findings.
  • Official transcripts, High school diploma, or GED certificate will be required for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics.
  • CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
    DepartmentBookstore Main Campus (219A)
    Employment TypeStaff
    Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
    Term End Date
    Pay$3,434.31 to $5,151.47 monthly
    Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
    ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
    Background Check RequiredYes
    For Best Consideration Date7/21/2019
    Application Instructions
  • A cover letter is required and must address how each preferred qualification has/hasn’t been met, performed, demonstrated or learned.
  • A current resume must also be included.
  • Include a list of three past or present supervisory references.

  • The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.