Through excellence in teaching, research and service, the Baccalaureate Social Work Program prepares students for social work practice inclusive of diverse individuals, families, groups and communities across a widely ranging geographic region. With belief in the dignity of all individuals, a commitment to social justice and practice with integrity, the Social Work Program provides a supportive learning environment that creates and disseminates knowledge and integrates teaching with service to advance practice and social policy.
The Baccalaureate Social Work Program at UMBC is seeking a Business Services Specialist, who will be responsible for budget and grants management, payroll processing, accounting, course schedule development, event coordination, faculty and student support and supervision of an Administrative Assistant and student employees.
Why Work at UMBC?
UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role has 11 days of vacation as well as winter break, spring break, and personal days for regular full-time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
The Business Services Specialist performs in four broad areas, in coordination across three campuses: UMBC, USG (Universities at Shady Grove) and UMB (University of Maryland, Baltimore):
Financial Management: building the program’s yearly budget followed by quarterly meetings with the Chief Financial Officer; reconciling monthly REX and PeopleSoft reports; payroll, routine financial tasks and administering faculty grants; and interfacing with the USM Foundation and donors regarding Social Work’s Foundation donations and scholarships.
Faculty Coordination: communications with faculty; implementing the teaching schedule; maintaining an accurate course catalog; editing Student Guide and Field Manual annually; monitoring consultancy reports, organizing recruitment efforts and assisting with all promotion and tenure procedures; compiling personnel files; scheduling required faculty reviews, assisting Assistant Dean of Field Education with communications to Field Instructors; and event planning.
Student Services: together with the Administrative Assistant II, planning, organizing and implementing student-related events such as graduation events; facilitating students’ stipends and travel reimbursement; and overseeing maintenance and replacement of equipment in offices and in the student computer lab.
Supervision: direct supervision of an Administrative Assistant II and indirect supervision of student workers.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED
Six years progressively responsible experience in a combination of budgeting, accounting, payroll, purchasing and personnel work
Must have good decision making, excellent verbal and written communication and financial management and budgeting skills
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.
Grants management experience preferred.
Experience in higher education is a plus.
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 including the following for nonexempt regular employees.
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.