Job Description

Payroll Title:
University Communications
Hiring Salary Range
$59,700 - $92,000 /year
Torrey Pines Center North
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#112595 Business Manager, University Communications

Extended Deadline: Fri 12/3/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/03/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/12/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position has a hybrid work schedule option with some days on-site and some days remote.

  • This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 11/13/21.


University Communications is looking to hire a new Business Manager. This is a newly created position that will plan for and manage the financial objectives of the division that supports the university's strategic communications plan.

Reporting to the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer (CCMO), the Business Manager manages, plans and administers the financial operations for the University Communications organization. Provides budget and financial analysis to the University Communications leadership team to responsibly and effectively manage existing budgets and facilitates annual budget planning. Provides counsel to the leadership team on a variety of complex financial and budgetary issues, including monitoring funding priorities and independently performing ongoing analysis to track, evaluate, project and report on the financial status of all funds. Analyzes complex policy and financial issues. Serves as the departmental contact and liaison and works closely with the Chancellor’s Business Office on all financial matters.

Manages the administrative support function for the University Communications organization, including supervision of administrative support staff.

Serves as a strong facilitator and liaison to advance the organizational mission and goals. Promotes a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect. Provides superior customer service to internal and external constituents.


  • Experience applying budgetary planning principles, policies and procedures, and familiarity with budgetary projections and analysis in a multiple-fund environment.

  • Experience preparing concise reports, analyzing and compiling statistical information, and developing procedural documentation. Skill to articulate procedures and processes to staff.

  • Effective interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Thorough knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, accounting and fund management, and/or personnel management.

  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated experience to use independent judgment in resolving problems. Ability to prioritize heavy workload to meet fluctuating demands.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 14 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance

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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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