Department Manager of Decision Sciences

Western Washington University - CBE   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on July 20, 2022
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The Decision Sciences Department Manager is directly responsible to the Department Chair for the administration and operations of the department and its programs. The position oversees and coordinates the day-to-day functioning across programs including the creation of policies and procedures, developing and managing of complex budgets, coordinating curricular planning, course scheduling, and faculty contracting.

The Department of Decision Sciences includes thirteen Ph.D. faculty members (full-time, actively researching), seven Non-Tenured/Non-Tenured Track faculty, one 50% professional staff member, three degree programs, two minor programs, four to six student employees, three active student clubs, one advisory board, one research center, and courses serving approximately 270 major students and 1,500 other students in the College.

This position will be primarily located on campus, with flexibility to work remote on occasion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and one year of responsible administrative and/or supervisory experience OR equivalent education/experience
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to become proficient with software applications with limited training
  • Strong proficiency with MS Excel
  • Demonstrated commitment to access, equity, inclusion, and diversity
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets
  • Strong writing and interpersonal communication skills, including experience handling sensitive and confidential matters
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines while working independently and under time pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an environment with many office visitors
  • Demonstrated ability to be a productive and collegial team player

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in higher education
  • Advanced spreadsheet/database skills
  • Experience with Argos or other data warehouse software
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to FERPA guidelines on student privacy