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Sr. Business Manager

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Information Technology, Staff, Administrative Support, Business, Accounting and Finance

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Job Summary

The Sr. Business Manager reports to the Vice President of Information Services and Technology, and Chief Information Officer. This role is responsible for managing the business and financial operations of the portfolio including finance, budget, personnel, space and facilities planning, and oversight of all fiscal and operating protocols. The Sr. Business Manager will supervise and serve as a resource to department level business staff to ensure consistent practices that comply with Institute and Portfolio guidelines. Actively participate in the short and long range financial and performance planning of the school and lead the development of training for business staff. Represent the portfolio on business affairs to the Rensselaer Community and act as a central point of contact for the Division of the Chief Information Officer (DotCIO).

Minimum Qualifications

• Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
• 5 years of related progressively responsible experience in administration, monitoring and management of research and/or other closely related types of restricted funds including 2 years of management experience

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

• Masters Degree
• Experience in higher education

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of fund-based budgeting in a non-profit setting
• Ability to analyze and interpret financial reports, documents and statistical data.
• Ability to plan, manage resources, and supervise staff.
• Ability to perform budget reporting and forecasting, as well as account reconciliation.
• Knowledge of financial software, including spreadsheet, database, and data warehouse applications
• Ability to use ERP financial systems
• Ability to work independently, manage multiple concurrent projects and drive initiatives in a cross-functional environment
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite software applications
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
• Planning, organizing and effective time management skills
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $95,000- $105,000

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate’s salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer

Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff and students.  As such, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters to protect themselves, as well as to protect vulnerable members of the community.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer’s Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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