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Finance and HR Professional

Innovation Program, The College of Letters, Arts and...
Sciences

Elevate Your Career at UCCS: Innovate, Inspire, and Impact in
the Rockies!

Who We Are

The University of
Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is a premier educational
institution that prides itself on academic excellence, research,
and community engagement and is actively seeking a Finance and
HR Professional to join our team! UCCS offers a diverse and
inclusive learning environment that fosters innovation, growth, and
the holistic development of its students. The work location for
this position is hybrid. This position is e xempt from the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime provisions.

At the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is captivated by
its stunning landscapes, making it a paradise for nature lovers.
This city is more than its scenery—a mosaic of history, arts, and a
vibrant tech scene. We invite you to join a community that
cherishes outdoor adventure as much as forward-thinking growth, an
exceptional setting for both career and lifestyle.

Salary/Pay Range : $20,094- $25,928. Compensation will be
commensurate upon experience and qualifications.

Benefits at a
Glance

At UCCS, our employees are our most valued asset. We're proud to
offer:
• Generous Time Off : Enjoy 22 vacation days, 10 sick days, paid
parental leave, 13 recognized holidays, and provisions for
bereavement, jury duty, and FAMLI Leave.
• Robust Health Coverage : Our comprehensive medical plans
cover preventative care at no cost, including a yearly mental
health visit. Plus, benefit from affordable dental, vision plans,
and competitive prescription drug prices.
• Financial & Retirement Benefits : Take advantage of
our health savings, flexible spending accounts, and life and
disability insurance. Plan for your future with our retirement
options.
• Further Your Education : Avail nine waived credits per
academic year for courses at any CU campus. We invest in your
educational and professional growth.
• Wellness & More : From wellness programs aimed at
achieving your best self to various additional benefits through CU
Advantage, we prioritize well-being and holistic
development.
• Want to know your total compensation? Use our
calculator to get the complete picture!

Summary

This position is a 50% appointment and eligible for benefits. The
Innovation Program invites applicants to apply for the Finance and
HR Professional at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The
Finance & HR Professional will provide administrative,
academic, financial, technical, and business-related services to
support BI’s teaching, research, and outreach activities by
creating systems and efficiencies and internal controls in the
accounting, budget, personnel, and office administration
systems.

Essential Functions

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are
not limited to:
• Accounting, financial planning, and reporting-program fiscal
manager.
• Relieving the chair of technical budget processes,
purchasing, and requisitions on behalf of and in support of the
program by forecasting and anticipating budget and operational
needs; serving as the program fiscal manager in preparing budgets,
purchases, and requisition documents; overseeing compliance and
budget and procurement rules and guidelines, recommending
adjustments to remain within overall budget limitations, and
interpreting budget materials, guidelines, and processes;
overseeing, interpreting, and adjusting, by journal entry program
journals, on a monthly basis, for general funds, start-up, revenue,
and Sponsored Programs (fellowships, awards, stipends, and
internal/external funding such as grants-federal, private, public,
and university) and performing fiscal year-end close of the BI
budgets.
• Awareness of the responsibilities, expectations, and
understanding of the often-times minute, inter-relational aspects
of the administrative functions of the program(s), college, campus,
and university processes, which keep these institutions functioning
in a healthy, orderly, legal, and effective manner.
• Understanding fund and business accounting principles and
the tools, processes and procedures, and personnel to maintain a
fiscally healthy university, college, and program unit
• Maintain and support the BI programs by providing a front
desk presence, to assist, support, and provide first contact for/to
the university, college, administration, faculty, students, staff
and the general public, and any other area of the university or
campus, while creating, organizing, managing and processing
administrative documents to support all areas of assigned
university, college, program, staff, faculty and student
responsibilities.
• Program office management.
• Program administrative liaison to the university and the
College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences.
• Human Resources and Student Employment Liaison-PPL.
• Responsible for all aspects of hiring-processing contracts;
monthly, bi-weekly, and hourly pay; FTE vs. Percentage of Time vs.
Standard Hours; creating a position, funding a position,
payroll-tracking, work hours-general payroll, and grant
fund-restricted; academic year, Weekend University, credits vs.
contact Hours; earning codes and pay groups; speedtypes; faculty
offloads; overloads vs. additional pay; hiring, processing, and
tracking varieties of instructor overloads; lecturers, student
employees, GTAs, volunteers, and POIs; reporting-PAM reports;
maintenance of records, audits, logs; late pay; terminations; Job
List; Cherwell; HCM; ever-changing processes, policies,
requirements, and expectations; tracking processes is critical
(create multiple tracking logs and keep them as up-to-date as
possible).
• Making hiring, evaluation, student, and faculty-support
decisions, with regards to payment processes and procedures,
specific to the particular source or sources of the payroll
funding, grants-federal, state or campus awards, scholarships,
stipends with regard to speedtype and account selections, funding
and spending limits, and hiring restriction.
• Respond to requests for assistance (such as making room
reservations for, and note-taking at program meetings, scanning,
ordering exam copies, printing out research or course materials,
setting up virtual meetings, etc.), supplies, orientation, hiring,
and information for all above, as presented; purchases-using the
specific form of purchasing mechanism, inventory and make available
program instructional, testing and support supplies, and equipment;
trouble-shoot and maintain office equipment: Xerox copier/scanner,
fax, and telephones as needed or requested; provide a variety of
clerical support such as facilities, building, and program, and OIT
work requests; cash control; create and submit all administrative
purchase orders and Bursar's transactions; set up speedtypes,
travel arrangements, and reimbursements; emailing students,;
maintain all employee, instructor, and ST files; manage building
and program key access.
• All the above require timely preparation, response,
judgment, follow-through, and knowledge of policies, processes,
procedures, and resources.
• Accomplish shared tasks and understand the resources
available to complete the connected requirements and
tasks.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• While this position is largely process-focused, it requires
critical thinking skills, analytical skills and application,
discretion, judgment, knowledge, ingenuity, drive, focus, and sheer
determination to complete the job and keep the college, program,
faculty, students, and staff records and processes up to date and
accurate on an on-going basis and to achieve the university,
college, and program’s objectives.
• Advanced interpersonal, organizational, and creative
problem-solving skills.
• Advanced oral and written communication skills.
• Accounting, financial management, spreadsheets, ability to
generate financial reports.
• Knowledge of recruitment efforts and other human-resource
related activities.
• Technologically literate and proficient with Microsoft
Office Suite and standard social media platforms.
• Ability to learn quickly and build upon knowledge acquired
in training.
• Ability to represent the program in person and virtually in
a professional, welcoming manner when communicating with potential
and existing faculty, staff, students, and community
members.
• Ability to adapt to changing work priorities based on the
needs of the unit.
• Ability to plan and organize event
• Ability to design and update marketing materials like flyers
and newsletters.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise
discretion.
• Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple concurrent
projects.
• Ability to develop and implement effective business
processes and solutions.
• Ability to work independently with attention to
detail.
• Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with others
in a multi-cultured environment.
• Ability to work independently and efficiently process
exceptions to standard procedures.
• Ability to keep pace in an active and highly regulated
environment.

Qualifications :

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of
hire.
• A Bachelor’s degree. Progressive professional experience can
substitute for a degree on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in establishing internal controls for financial
and human resource activities
• Financial tracking and reporting, and processing human
resource actions
• Experience with website management and updating
• Experience working in higher education
• Peoplesoft Financial and Human Resource Management
experience
• Experience designing/updating marketing materials/social
media

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to sit. Employee is occasionally

required to move. Tasks may involve looking at a computer screen
continuously for long periods of time. The

employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Tentative Search Timeline
• Priority will be given to applications submitted by May
23, 2024.
• Potential interview dates: the week of June 3,
2024.
• Potential start date: July 1, 2024.

UCCS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity
and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all
employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender
identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin,
genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, UCCS does not discriminate
based on sex in our employment or compensation practices.

UCCS is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to
applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation
for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify
our office at hrhelp@uccs.edu

Colorado Springs CO USA

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