The Sherman Family Foundation has funded initiatives, focused on Baltimore, to prepare educators to teach in City Schools, to support academic instruction and out-of-school time enrichment for children and families, and to conduct research and evaluations on these efforts.
The Business Services Specialist is an essential colleague who will help us with overall task management of fiscal, budget, and business services matters of the Sherman Center. This dynamic position engages a cross section of UMBC units, Sherman constituent groups (i.e. scholars, alumni, and UMBC students), and external partners (i.e. school systems and school staff).
Why Work at UMBC?
UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $44,843 and has 11 days of vacation as well as winter break, spring break, and personal days for full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
A hybrid telework schedule may be available for Maryland residents.
Specific duties include:
Coordinate with Human Resources, AAOU Shared Services Center, and Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for hiring, payroll, and scholarships
Review and verify financial reports and support reconciliation and reimbursement efforts
Initiate payments, contracts, and procurement of good and services, including overseeing departmental credit cards
Assist with grant proposal preparation and administration
Assist leadership by providing financial information for strategic planning support and identifying areas of improvement or efficiency related to business processes
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a High School Diploma/GED
Six years progressively responsible experience in a combination of budgeting, accounting, payroll, purchasing, and personnel work.
Note: Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Ability to apply basic analytical skills to review expenditures and revenues, prepare forecasts, and reconcile accounts
Strong organizational, communication (written and verbal), and interpersonal skills
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact
Proficiency in using various computer software packages
Key strengths include a strong commitment to UMBC and PreK-12 student success and an understanding of and sensitivity to equity and inclusion.
Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or a related field is preferred.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter and a resume.
Open Until Filled
UMBC offers a rich benefits package
Generous Leave which includes accruing the following for full time positions:
11 Days of Annual Leave (increases with years of service)
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.