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Business Manager
University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado
Date Posted 05/07/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Who We Are:
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The Colorado School of Public Health has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Business Manager position.

Department Summary:
The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) is a unique and collaborative graduate school that combines the collective expertise of three Colorado universities: the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz) in Aurora, Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, and the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley, Colorado. The Colorado School of Public Health is the only accredited school of public health in the Rocky Mountain Region, attracting top tier faculty and students from across the country, and providing a vital contribution towards ensuring our region’s health and wellbeing. The school’s faculty, staff, and students work together to reach underserved populations, share knowledge, and conduct innovative research and community service to actively address public health issues including chronic disease, access to healthcare, environmental threats, emerging infectious diseases, costly injuries, and more.

Diversity is a core value in the Colorado School of Public Health. We believe that it is imperative to build and sustain an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

As the School of Public Health located within the University of Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence in education and employment, by recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. We strive to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding; and encourage applications from, racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans, ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Job Summary:
The Colorado School of Public Health is seeking a skilled and flexible individual to join our team as the Business Manager. The Business Manager is an advanced, expert-level position that provides leadership and expertise in the development and administration of business operations and business management, including the implementation of organizational operations and business procedures. This position is responsible for the management and independent oversight of the daily operations of the Dean’s Suite to ensure the Dean and School’s mission, vision, strategy, and goals are continually met. This includes comprehensive administrative, and programs support to the ColoradoSPH Dean and strategic oversight of School-wide project management. This position provides an extensive array of high-level support to the School and establishes collaborative relationships across the Associate Dean Units, and Departmental and Center Units. This position is responsible for managing the administrative staff within the Dean’s Office, including the Senior Business Services Professional and Business Services Professional. The Business Manager ensures that the ColoradoSPH Dean’s Suite complies with the university, state, and federal policies. This position requires a high level of attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and multi-task.

The person hired into this position will be required to adhere to the University of Colorado’s Code of Conduct. You can review this policy at: APS 2027 - Code of Conduct | University of Colorado (cu.edu)

Examples of Work Performed:


  • Independently manages and makes decisions pertaining to various operations of the Dean’s Suite and ensures that vision, mission, goals, and strategies of the School and Dean’s Office are continually upheld.
  • Acts with sole discretion to develop and implement processes and strategies for the Dean’s Office and business services for the School.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Dean’s Suite is properly staffed and that Dean’s organizational goals are obtained.
  • Manages routine activities and special projects, initiatives, and events for the Dean and ensures that they are properly planned and meet expectations and requirements.
  • Approves travel and purchasing requests generated by the Senior Business Services Professional and Business Services Professional.
  • Ensures that all employees under this position in the reporting structure are fully trained as described in each of their job descriptions.
  • Creates and executes training processes to streamline and improve program functions for the entire Dean’s Office.
  • Develops smoothly working initiatives within the Dean’s Office. Examples of these initiatives include plans related to travel (domestic and international), reimbursement for School-wide initiatives, conferences/meetings, purchasing supplies, and setting up interviews for new potential leadership members within the School.
  • Serves as an ongoing resource for the ColoradoSPH units, including department and center administrators, to ensure and improve communication and better assist the business functions of the School.
  • The sole responsibility for recommending and implementing new processes for efficient business practices in the Dean’s Office.
  • Manages and sets strategic interview/visit itineraries for executive-level recruitment processes for the Dean’s executive leadership team including Department Chairs and Associate Deans.
  • Strategizes develops and implements special projects for the Dean, Associate Deans, and School as needed.


  • Plans, implements, and leads general and special projects assigned by the Dean, ensuring completion within budget constraints while meeting initiative goals.
  • Independently anticipates the needs of the Dean and other members in leadership, and proactively evaluates data, verifies facts, and prepares reports containing team findings and recommendations.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with faculty and staff in the School, academic and non-academic unit heads, students, alumni, government and private agencies, School stakeholders, and the public to ensure that established goals are met and problems are resolved.
  • Effectively handles sensitive and confidential personnel, HR, and financial issues on behalf of the Dean with tact, timeliness, discretion, professionalism, and consideration.
  • Manages in-person, written, and telephone requests and inquiries on behalf of the Dean and the Dean’s Office.
  • Proactively and independently manages the Dean's schedule, including screening of meetings, resolution of issues where appropriate, and researching and preparing briefing materials and subsequent action items.
  • Responsible for attending monthly Executive Council meetings to include: agenda development and content collection and distribution; logistical set-up including Zoom; establishing deadlines; confirming guest presenters; taking detailed meeting minutes; and post-meeting follow-up to meet deliverables established during the meeting.
  • Responsible for attending various meetings and taking detailed meeting minutes.
  • Serves as liaison to key stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Prepares, edits, updates, and/or proofs presentations and communications.
  • Manages various annual school-wide events.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

  • The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $70,000 to $75,000.
  • The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
  • The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
  • This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
  • Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
  • Here is a link to an overview of the benefits package
  • Here is a link to a Total Compensation Calculator

Diversity and Equity:

  • The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu
  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, communications, human resources, journalism, liberal arts, organizational development or a similar related field from an accredited institution.
  • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.
  • The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience at the management level, including at least two years of supervisory experience, with 2 or more reports, and direct responsibility for managing an executive office and oversight of complex tasks.
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent degree; professional experience in a closely related field, with increasing responsibility may be substituted for a Master’s degree on a year for year basis.
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible administrative experience including experience with executive officer operations, or similar positions.
  • Experience with Marketplace, Concur, and other University systems.
  • Prior experience working in higher education or state/public employment.
  • Experience supervising professional full-time staff.
  • Experience implementing organizational operations and procedures for business operations functions.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work independently and with sole responsibility for initiating and completing tasks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of high-level professionals, administrators, and constituent groups.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to Christine Gillen at Christine.Gillen@cuanschutz.edu
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
Application Materials Instructions: Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by May 21st, 2021. Those who do not apply by May 21st, 2021 may or may not be considered.
Job Category: Business Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Department: U0001 - DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - Colorado School of Public Health
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 7, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Christine Gillen
Posting Contact Email: Christine.Gillen@cuanschutz.edu
Position Number: 00773120
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