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Job Standard for Managing Director of Operations

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Managing Director of Operations Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75898
  • Pay Grade: P14
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Executive Director
  • Family: Finance & Business Operations
  • Function: Business Operations


The Managing Director of Operations will oversee the department/division’s strategic vision and lead business decisions to drive growth.

Level Scope

Directs through subordinate Managers multiple large and complex critical programs impacting broad constituencies across major portions of campus. Identifies objectives, manages very significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with an extremely high degree of autonomy. Accountable for formulating and administering policies and programs for major functions. Operational or program results can affect overall campus wide performance and reputation. Directs through subordinate Managers the development of strategic goals and objectives to achieve accountability and stewardship of university resources in a manner consistent with campus and system wide objectives and initiatives. Usually reports to one of the following: Associate/Assistant Vice President, Vice President or Provost.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent plus 10 years experience including 6 managerial

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent understanding of finance-related performance standards
  • Proven ability to develop and execute financial strategies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated knowledge of university and regulatory best practices
  • Organization and leadership skills

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Managing Director of Operations must:

  • Identify, recruit, train and develop a talented team of employees who can lead critical departments and manage strategic plans and functions
  • Create or implement strategic plans to actualize the University’s objectives
  • Monitor department operations and ensure employees and business practices comply with regulatory and legal requirements
  • Develop the organizational culture and promote transparency and collaboration throughout the department/division
  • Develop partnerships with internal and external stakeholders relevant to the department/division and university
  • Identify potential risks and opportunities within the department/division to protect business interests
  • Represent the department/division at the social events in ways that strengthen the brand and communicate the University’s message
  • Collaborate closely with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external, on all aspects of projects

35% of Time the Managing Director of Operations

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Managing Director of Operations

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

This position is generally in a normal indoor office setting with minimal noise levels and may involve bending, moving, lifting, and carrying materials that weigh up to 15 pounds.

Travel Requirement

Some travel with over night stay may be required Managing Director of Operations

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.