Business Manager

Winona, MN USA

Posted: 12/21/20
Deadline: 1/19/21
Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Reference Number: 42985

About This Organization

Winona State University, a top-ranked public university and the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities, seeks candidates for a Facilities Services Business Manager. As our Business Manager, you will be responsible for the leadership, planning and management of the Facilities Services business operations at Winona State.

The people and lifestyles in Winona run the gamut from simple to elegant, from pro-business to pro-environment, from conservative to liberal and many other ways of life. Winona is home to an amazing array of arts activities, from talent shows at the senior high school, all the way up to world-renowned music and professional theater, and a one-of-a-kind art museum. The area provides four seasons of outdoor recreation including skiing, running, boating, walking, biking, fishing and more. There is a little bit of everything for everyone in Winona, making for a rich diversity of people, activities, thoughts and ideas.

Job Duties

As the manager of the business operations team, the Manager works closely and collaboratively with the University’s senior staff, their delegates, and key members of the campus community, and is responsive to and engaged with students, faculty, and staff. The Manager is responsible for building and developing a team that consistently provides a high level of fiscal stewardship, customer service, and communications, working with a diverse community to meet academic, programmatic, and residential needs and priorities. This position advises the administration on policies and procedures that relate to management of Facilities Services business operations including: reception and customer service, facilities purchasing and budget administration, shipping, receiving and mail services, university stores and inventory control, vehicle fleet services, surplus disposition, work order requests, and facilities room reservations. Winona State is preparing to author its first Resiliency Plan which will guide our physical infrastructure’s transition toward highly sustainable operations. The Manager will be a key member of our planning team.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of progressively responsible management experience in a similar role. Additional qualifications include knowledge of best practices in facility business operations, accounting principles and standards, the ability to develop and foster a cooperative work environment, the ability to communicate and interact effectively within a diverse community, and strong oral, written, analytical, and organizational skills. A commitment to advancing learning in an intercultural environment is expected. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
Winona, with its Mississippi River bluffs, is one of the most stunning places in the country and in the state. it is a unique community with amenities and options not often found in cities its size. It is one of the oldest communities in Minnesota yet maintains a fiercely entrepreneurial spirit. Winona’s business community ranges from small traditional businesses to incredibly high-tech and innovative companies that serve customers on an international scale.


Commensurate w/experience

Other Info

For a detailed description and to apply, visit and search posting #42985.

WSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter, Resume, List of at least 3 references