Business Manager

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Classification:Administrative Professional 1
Grade:Grade 79
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:Vice Pres for Strategy Plan & Budg
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Summary:

A highly motivated and skilled Business Manager provides technical assistance to the Director and staff of the Statewide Office of Land Management. This position will manage specific projects from inception to completion and will write grant proposals and create reports on grant awards for federal agencies. The Business Manager will also provide support to all LM staff and various other UA Statewide departments as needed.


15%As the face of Statewide, serve as liaison with government and corporate entities, the general public, and UA Executives and staff. Provide administrative support to LM staff and other SW Executives located at the BOC – Government Relations, Risk Services, and President’s Office. Support includes travel, procurement, event and meeting coordination, HR recruitment, time reporting, staff training sessions & problem solving with computer software and databases.Essential
25 %Business Manager/Technical Support to Director of Land Management. Provide program oversight and technical assistance to the Director of Land Management. Prepare quarterly and annual documents for Director’s report to the BOR and Executive Management. Show UA properties to prospective buyers and tenants in an effort to market or lease up vacant space. Coordinate and prepare documents for distribution at public workshops, government agencies, and private businesses. Attend public meetings as UALM representative. Create reports from those events and make presentations to professional organizations and UA staff. Update and maintain LM marketing materials for wide dissemination on resource development, real estate sales and leases, and Land Grant Trust Fund balances. Together with other assigned LM staff, update and maintain Land Management’s website to boost sales and leases of UA lands.Essential
25 %Grant Writing & Development. Develop ideas for potential new grants and write proposals. Identify areas for additional funding. Conduct research for each new grant opportunity and analyze the data. Present the findings and the proposed grant application to Director and LM staff; then submit to the applicable agency. In response to each grant award, create and submit reports to the applicable federal agency and prepare detailed reports for distribution.Essential
35%Implement and Manage Projects. Identify, evaluate, develop, and manage a portfolio of projects within Land Management. Interpret and apply complex policies, rules, and regulations pertaining to UA and UALM; ensure compliance. Advise management of potential problems/violations and formulate solutions to alleviate or correct them. For each assigned project, create business plans, cost benefit analyses including ROI and Net Profit, and feasibility assessments. Present those documents and findings to the Director and Senior Staff. Lead and oversee each assigned project to completion.Essential

Land Management's primary role is to convert the University's grant land assets to investable income to support the University's educational mission and prudently manage land dedicated for educational purposes.

This position will be filled in Anchorage. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of BOR policies, state regulations (e.g. AAC), and federal laws with regard to UA land and resource development and sales. Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data and create comprehensive reports from that data such as Business Plans and Feasibility Assessments. Be able to recognize and troubleshoot non-compliance issues with regard to LM policies on UA lands. Need basic knowledge of the granting process and federal reporting agency requirements. From self-conducted research data, create persuasive grant proposals and identify additional funding sources for the same. Need effective communication skills, both oral and written. Need advanced computer and database skills to create professional documents for publication and the ability to train others in that process.


This position requires 6 years (minimum) of progressive business administrative experience, with executive level administrative experience preferred.

Required Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree in related field plus two years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Master's degree preferred.

Type of Employment:

This is a full-time, Grade 79, minimum $26.08/hr, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by 11:59pm, Alaska Standard Time, on Monday, December 6th. The first review will take place on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

UAF COVID Requirements

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contracts.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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