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Boston University DEPARTMENT MANAGER, College of Arts & Sciences, Economics in BOSTON, Massachusetts

We invite job seekers looking to make their mark in the busy and welcoming Department of Economics to apply for our Department Manager position. This position is available as early as October 17, 2022. Our growing department has a highly ranked international research reputation and is one of the largest and most popular departments with Boston University students.

As the Department Manager, you will oversee a staff of nine, administer budgets and programs to implement our research and teaching missions, and support the staff in the day-to-day operations of a dynamic academic program. The Department Manager role coordinates priorities within the department, delegates work to staff members and evaluates their success, manages hiring of staff including work-study students, and leads new initiatives to support department priorities. Tasks include implementing purchases for faculty research projects, planning budgets and generating budget reports, and addressing issues with the building and facilities. The Department Manager is a trusted leader that works closely with the Chair of the department and interfaces regularly with all Economics faculty leaders (directors) and their administrative counterparts. Managerial and leadership duties rely on clear and effective communication and strong organization skills. Administrative tasks require a facility with spreadsheet programs and an attention to detail.

A successful candidate demonstrates a willingness to work with multiple teams across different organizations within Boston University, as well as an inclusive approach to working with our diverse faculty, staff, and student body. No two days are the same in this vibrant department with an international research reputation. Consider applying today.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of experience required, with 3+ years of managing staff.

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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