Job Details

Northern Illinois University
  • Position Number: 1822815
  • Location: DeKalb, IL
  • Position Type: Business - Hotel & Restaurant Management

Business/Administrative Assoc

Position #: 00000523
Posting Type: Civil Service
FTE: 1.00
Representation: Non-Union
Department: Holmes Student Center

Primary Function:
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of the Holmes Student Center, this position provides vision and leadership for the effective delivery of facilities management and operations of the Holmes Student Center. This position is responsible for the daily operations of the Holmes Student Center, including ensuring fiscal responsibility, security, building access and key control, facility maintenance and improvement, equipment management, safety, and enforcement of building policies and procedures. This position supervises the areas and managers of the Business Office, Hotel at Holmes, Huskie Den, and Operation Services in the Holmes Student Center. The position coordinates with Building Services and Facilities Management to ensure a clean, secure and well-maintained facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Hire, train, supervise and evaluate professional and graduate staff, including an Assistant Director and area managers and supervisors, in the Business Office, Hotel at Holmes, Huskie Den, and Operation Services. Actively work to monitor, maintain, and improve physical condition of the facility. Oversee the 77 room Hotel at Holmes which is a 24-hour seven day a week operation. Oversee Huskie Bowling and Billiards Center. Manage Operations Services to ensure facility safety, maintenance, and emergency response. Liaison with University Building Services. Assist with the review, development and implementation of Holmes Student Center policies and procedures. Assist with annual assessment priorities.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
1. Bachelors degree in business administration, management or a field related to the position

2. Two years of professional level accounting, managerial and/or business experience, one year of which was at an administrative level.

3. One year of professional work experience in a supervisory capacity.

4. Demonstrated work experience in one of the following functional areas: operations management, hospitality management, facilities, budget and financial processes, human resources and business operations.

Education and Experience Preferred:
1. Master Degree in higher education, student personnel administration of related field
2. Five years of progressively responsible full time experience in college unions, a similar work environment or related field
3. Demonstrated success in the ability to build and sustain successful supervisory and collaborative relationships.
4. Direct professional experience in enhancing the quality of student life within a diverse community.
5. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; strategic decision-making and problem solving capabilities are critical to success.
6. Direct professional experience in enhancing the quality of student life within a diverse community.
7. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; strategic decision-making and problem solving capabilities are critical to success.

Working Hours: Monday through Friday, with evenings and weekends, based on operational needs
Hiring Rate/Range: Commensurate with experience and internal equity; position includes eligible benefits
Posting Date: 02/12/2020
Closing Date: 3/12/2020
Priority Review Date:
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
For information about Northern Illinois Universitys benefits package, please visit:

Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine length of experience.

Transcripts are required to be uploaded at the time of application (if multiple transcripts, please attach each transcript in a separate PDF file). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; official transcripts will be required if hired.

If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts in order to earn all available points as applicable.

Once your complete application is submitted and the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification and any special requirements associated with this particular position.

Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is a credentials assessment and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated from your education/experience and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names with the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. Once this position has been filled, all names will be removed from the employment register in accordance with State Universities Civil Service System rule 250.60(h)(10).

If eligible for veterans preference points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this posting in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.

Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

For more information on the Business/Administrative Associate, including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications and testing requirements, please visit:

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In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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