Operations Manager, Workforce Acquisition

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Operations
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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  • As Operations Manager for Workforce Acquisition in the School of Medicine (SOM), leads, executes, and oversees the faculty search and staff requisition processes for the SOM.
  • Manages intake of all staff requisitions and faculty search requisitions and appointment packages via Emory systems.
  • Ensures that all requisitions and appointment packages are complete with submitted documents that are accurate and have the appropriate level of approval prior to routing to SOM leadership committee for formal review.
  • Works closely with SOM fiscal affairs to ensure budget alignment and approval before faculty search requisitions and appointment packages are executed.
  • Identifies tenure-eligible positions and facilitates approval from the Office of the Provost, when applicable.
  • Leads faculty search requisition and package review meeting with SOM leadership.
  • Oversees process metrics to ensure best practice benchmarks are being met.
  • Provides guidance and subject-matter expertise to SOM and department leaders throughout the faculty appointment approval process.
  • Communicates daily with SOM and department leadership to resolve issues to facilitate packet review and approval.
  • Provides continuing education, including targeted training on process improvement and systems integration, for new and existing departmental HR staff.
  • Acts as initial point of contact for faculty operations questions in the SOM Dean's office.
  • Reviews and approves secondary appointment requests and issues letters confirming appointment.
  • Provides independent daily resolution of a wide range of faculty administration and operations questions from SOM departments and centers, using established University and/or School of Medicine policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the review and approval of transactions to update faculty PeopleSoft records. Works with SOM leadership to resolve policy considerations.
  • Partners with fiscal affairs and SOM Leadership when needed to ensure budget alignment and approval of off-cycle compensation transactions. Collaborates directly with departmental leadership and human resources to resolve outstanding questions regarding faculty.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance or related field and four years of business management, finance, human resources and/or academic administration experience OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Strongly preferred credentials include an understanding of the financial components of a budget and strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and influence School and local departmental leaders on compliance and adherence to established process.
  • Systems aptitude and experience driving process improvement, workflow efficiency and change through systems.
  • Experience in an academic medical institution desirable.
  • Proficiency with PeopleSoft, Excel and PowerPoint.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.


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