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Carolina Housing

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Director of Business Services

Posting Information

Department SA Housing and Residential Edu-653001
Career Area Accounting/Finance/Auditing
Is this an internal only recruitment? No
Posting Open Date 01/18/2022
Application Deadline 01/31/2022
Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA)
Position Title Business Officer - Advanced
Salary Grade Equivalent GN16
Working Title Director of Business Services
Position Number 00000891
Vacancy ID P014303
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment  
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $80,000-$90,000
Pay Band Information
To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
Carolina Housing is committed to providing convenient housing that is secure, inclusive, and supportive. Students create a home in our on-campus communities, build life-long friendships and develop skills for their current and futures successes as they journey through their Carolina experience. In support of this mission, the department provides a comprehensive campus housing operation for approximately 10,000 residents including business services, residence life and education, family housing, administrative services, housekeeping, maintenance, human resources, marketing, and information technology. Within these operations, over 500 full-time, part-time, and student staff are responsible for 3.1 million square feet of residential space and an annual auxiliary budget of over $70 million. The department receives no State funding, which makes the operation unique in that it must manage both revenue and expense projections and budgets. The department is also dynamic in that it must continuously adjust to changes in student preferences, demand, rate levels, and a changing landscape of construction and renovation, and enrollment growth. Carolina Housing prides itself on being student-centered, data -driven and dedicated to continuous improvement. To that end, the department is amid implementing its five-year strategic plan and in the process of long-term capital planning that is likely to include renovation and new construction.
Position Summary
This position independently manages a broad range of functions in Carolina Housing and within a Student Affairs Business Hub that includes the Department of New Student and Family Programs. Responsibilities include conducting financial management in a multifaceted organization exclusively funded by student rent dollars; independently analyzing and resolving issues and problems that necessitate input from and collaboration of external sources; and communicating information involving complex business and finance policies and principles, and supervision of staff. The primary functions of this position include planning and budgeting responsibilities and oversight for a large auxiliary unit. The position is also a member of the Carolina Housing Leadership Team that has organization-wide responsibilities for providing leadership for a large comprehensive department. The position negotiates long-term funding programs that commit the department’s resources to units outside of our own. These include the funding of external positions and administrative fees to units who support the students residing in campus housing facilities. The consequence of error in this position is very high to the department. The position reports to the Executive Director of Carolina Housing. 

The Director of Business Services also provides critical support for division-wide initiatives in Student Affairs, including budget planning and preparation, implementing institutional and divisional finance policies, and contributing as a member of the Student Affairs Finance Leadership Team. In these functional areas, the position has an additional technical reporting relationship with the Senior Finance Director in Student Affairs.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Strong organizational and management skills
* Multi-tasking and time management skills,
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, business, and budget functions and demonstrated attention to detail.
* Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in problem solving, and demonstrated ability to manage and supervise financial and human resource functions
* Extensive computer skills and knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint presentations, and the ability to quickly learn all university accounting and human resource systems
* Ability to demonstrate knowledge of accrual accounting and financial forecasting.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
* Knowledge and demonstrated experience in PeopleSoft.
* Four (4) or more years of progressive complex experience with finance/strategy/accounting.
* Minimum of 5 years of sustained and progressively responsible experience and decision making in the areas of administration, budgeting, and facilities management in a complex organization, preferably in higher education.
* Knowledge of university, state and federal policies and laws.
* Experience managing and developing staff.
* Experience in a University environment.
* Demonstrated financial reporting analysis and higher-level decision making.
Manage and report utilizing a complex chart of accounts and financial structure.
Required Licenses/Certifications  
Special Physical/Mental Requirements  
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.
Position/Schedule Requirements  
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Office of Human Resources Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to 
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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