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Instructional Program Business Analyst
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Feb. 17, 2020
Title Instructional Program Business Analyst
University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, United States
Department School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Application Deadline Mar. 5, 2020
Position Start Date As soon as possible after closing date.
  • Professional Staff
  • Accounting and/or Taxes
    General Management
    Business - General

The Instructional Program Business Analyst will manage financial and business aspects of the instruction program for the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology. The School of MCB Instruction Program manages each year an enrollment of just under 2,000 undergraduate students. The operational budget for the overall program is on average $3.8M.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

-Counsel the directors and instructional faculty and staff regarding the business processes for the delivery of courses and programs.
-Formulate complex program budgets and interpret and plan around pertinent regulatory and compliance guidelines.
-Provide expenditure projections and forecast financial trends for the instructional programs.
-Analyze course project and program costs to understand the costs at the student level.
-Tailor financial management of individual course and program portfolios based on knowledge of individual specialized courses and curriculum.
-Advise instructional directors toward a recommended path of action that may be constrained by complex state purchasing compliances.
-Conduct analysis of instructional effort in accordance with course requirements.
-Advocate for the instructional program while representing the School and the University.
-Collaborate with administrators and instructors on campus and those at other institutions of higher learning by establish professional rapport with departmental and central campus offices to facilitate effective and efficient business processes for the instructional program.
-Implement specialized internal financial systems.
-Take independent action and exercise individual authority based upon level of knowledge and professional experience.
-Develop other related systems for program financial management as needed.
-Seek continuing education opportunities or relevant professional certifications.

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management or a field related to position. Two (2) years of professional-level accounting, managerial and/or business experience, including one year at an administrative level. Demonstrated professional business experience in a business, academic, research or government environment.

Master’s degree in business, finance, life sciences or related field; Professional-level experience at an institution of higher education setting. Professional-level experience in accounting, auditing, or laboratory research in a life sciences field.

Successful candidates will have:
-Proven effective organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
-Demonstrated exceptional professional service skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team setting. Extensive knowledge of personal computer-based tools Including Word and Excel.
-Ability to exhibit discretion in professional judgment. Critical and analytical mindset.
-Attention to detail.
-Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize.
-Highly developed communicated skills.
-Ability to develop and tailor tools to effectively communicate ideas and analyze situations.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality and to represent the School and the University in a professional manner. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards (GAS). Demonstrated hands-on experience compiling/generating financial reports.
-Demonstrated initiative with auditing data correctness, taking initiative with problem solving of errors and taking initiative to problem resolution.
-Knowledge of database applications.

This is a full-time Civil Service Business/Administrative Associate position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applications must be received by March 5, 2020. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three professional references.

In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the "Apply for Position" button. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Delynn Carter, For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

  • The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Delynn Carter
    School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    505 S. Goodwin Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801
  • 2172448116


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