Business Manager

Pennsylvania (US)
11 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The World’s First Business School
In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.
Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually.

The Business Manager plays a central role in the day-to-day development and operations of Wharton People Analytics, managing the Business Administrator responsibilities and providing administrative coordination for the department.
This position manages and administers grants and contracts, monitors budgets, submits financial reports to corporate partners and funding agencies; assists Principal Investigator’s with pre- & post- award grant processes; monitors center expenses, manages payroll, purchasing and approves Concur reports; prepares annual budgets; generates monthly reports to conduct monthly reconciliations; as well as contributing to the initiatives data and file organization, managing calendar and meeting logistics, providing executive level administrative support, support to the People Analytics Conference Team, and other office management related activities as needed.
We are looking for people with strong organizational skills who are good at and enjoy project and process coordination, collaboration, attending to details and creative problem solving. The Business Manager is expected to be an exceptionally well organized and proactive member of the team, coordinating and supporting additional events and activities as needed. This position has a dual reporting relationship and reports directly both to the Department Executive Director and the Vice Dean of Finance and Administration.

Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience in grant and research administration or equivalent combination of education and experience. 2-5 years of University experience strongly preferred. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; ability to work independently, problem solve and multi-task is essential. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Business Objects/BEN Financials and have experience working with Microsoft Excel and Outlook.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.