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Director of Business Operations - SUNY Schenectady County Community College

Company: Schenectady County Community
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Vice President of Administration, the Director of Business Operations will provide oversight for the college's purchasing/procurement operations, capital project reimbursements, supervises the College Services department and support in budgeting and budget forecasting. The incumbent also will perform budget forecasting, analysis and reporting. The Director of Business Operations develops and implements college policies and procedures related to purchasing and procurement that supports the College's mission and strategic plan.

Supervisory Responsibility

The Director of Business Operations supervises the Office of College Services staff.


Working with the Vice President of Administration and staff in the Office for Administration, serves as the lead in procurement, budget analysis and college services operations.

Oversee all purchasing related functions to include purchasing agreements, compliance with college policies and state and federal regulations, development of bid and RFP documentation, coordination of solicitation and evaluation of bids and RFPs, and tracking and auditing campus purchasing activity.

Develops bid and Request for Proposals (RFP) documentation, coordinates solicitation, internal review and evaluation of bids and RFPs.

Forecasts, tracks and audits campus purchasing activity.

Develops and executes budget development templates and forecasting models.

Assists departments in preparing, understanding and monitoring their budgets.

Supervises and oversees the campus mailroom, duplicating facility and college receptionist.

Responsible for coordinating the college's capital project reimbursement process in conjunction with the County of Schenectady and Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY).

Works with college leadership on creation, revision and implementation of policies and procedures related to position area of responsibility.

Prepares county, Federal, state and other external agency reports as requested.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Practicing knowledge and experience in leading the procurement process within a governmental or higher educational setting.

Experience in public contracting language, rules, regulations and processes.

Familiarity and experience in conducting contract negotiations and managing contract renewals with vendors.

Familiarity with budget development and forecast analysis.

Education & Experience: Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in related field.

Five years or more experience in the finance, budget and procurement field.

Effective use and practice in Microsoft Office, particularly with Word and Excel.

Supervisory experience

Preferred Requirements

Experience in higher education.

Knowledge of enterprise business management systems (Banner)

Understanding of the role and environment of a student-centered community college.

Supervising unionized employees.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check.


SUNY Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify, disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and activities. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates who can contribute to this goal to apply.


The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.

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