Business Manager, Health, Wellness and Sciences

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Department: Health, Wellness and Sciences
Campus: Barrie
Classification: Administrative
Salary Range: $74,503 - $93,128
Status: Full-time
Posting Date: September 25, 2020

Under the general direction of the Dean, the Business Manager is accountable for the effective operation of administrative services to the school in support of the academic learning environment. This includes managing financial records including budget planning and preparation, portfolio enrolment planning and preparation, supervision of staff, coordination of promotional initiatives, coordination of support for events & committees, facilities/equipment management and assistance with special projects for the Dean. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

• Planning, developing and preparing annual budgets to ensure all operational objectives and targets are met which includes:
o providing program costing and analysis (including attrition factors)
o academic planning cycle and cohort delivery analysis
o contribution status and spending pattern analysis
o accreditation related budgets and costing
• Preparing budget, enrolment, planning and reporting for clinical and placement operations
• Preparing operational equipment and/or renovation costings and analysis
• Collecting, compiling financial information to prepare reports or provide recommendations for decision-making
• Developing and monitoring department processes to ensure appropriate approvals of expenditures in collaboration with the Associate Deans/Dean
• Exploring avenues for funding of equipment or technology for the portfolio (including CERF, AEF, Clinical Education, SIF, IEP) - develops proposals as required - as part of a team, researches vendors, recommends and procures equipment and expenditures
• Leading the financial planning and revenue objectives in the portfolio, in coordination with Finance
• Managing direct reports
• Coordinating support for the portfolio's Advisory Committees
• Maintaining a high level of staff performance through effective recruiting, selection, training, developing and evaluating of direct reports
• Analyzing and making recommendations regarding direct reports requirements for the most effective coordination and deployment of human resources required to support all areas within the portfolio
• Training technologists on procurement, problem solve issues, and liaise with purchasing as needed
• Acting as a contact in the resolution of issues or disputes involving direct reports. This may include conducting investigation and initiating the problem-solving process using College procedures relevant to the situation
• Providing resource support and mentorship as needed to support the academic cycle, sectioning, technology and systems advising and training, and enrolment planning for loading
• Promoting professional development opportunities for all staff
• Ensuring staff compliance with mandatory training requirements (such as Health and Safety, AODA)
• Coordinating and leading special events - for example, Open House, Preview Days, and Applicant Receptions - ensures that volunteers for special events are managed
• Leading the coordination space planning, lab storage and equipment access for the portfolio - may be required to develop plans or proposals in cooperation with Facilities Management and other managers - recommends additions, renovations and initiates corrective actions as required
• Primary contact for all tours of the M Building and related Health, Wellness & Science spaces including high school, international, and external stakeholders' tours
• Coordinating budget for all program related training, i.e. Privacy
• Working with coordinators, faculty and staff to promote relevant activities and academic programs.
• Coordinating administration between the School and the corporate functions of the college - HR, Finance, Registrar, H&S, Physical Resource, Scheduling, Academic Quality, VPA Office, etc.
• Communicating changes to college procedures or non-academic practices within the portfolio
• Assists Dean / Associate Deans with special projects/initiatives
o May be asked to represent the portfolio or campus on College-wide committees
o Co-chair of the Employee Engagement Action Committee
o Designate for SIMOne Canada
o May be assigned special projects by the Dean which could include: business process improvement, directing and researching new opportunities for the portfolio and developing proposals
o Assisting with the implementation of entrepreneurial experiences for student

• Successfully completed a three year diploma / degree in a relevant field of study
• Seven years of related, progressive work experience
• Financial management experience including developing and managing budgets and proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Adobe Acrobat, and e-mail applications
• Demonstrated ability to manage in a multi-union environment
• Experience in an academic environment with exposure to scheduling, workloads, and student information systems
• Excellent communication, strong organization and conflict management skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style

Georgian College supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Georgian College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise the interview coordinator of any accommodations needed with respect to any materials or processes used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

Alternate formats will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.


Applications for this position must be received by 11:59 p.m. on October 9, 2020. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.