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Business Support Specialist

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: President
Department: Athletic Department
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Administrative / Clerical

Job Description

The Virginia Tech Department of Athletics embraces the core value of diverse and inclusive communities and respects the educational benefits of diverse ideas, peoples, and cultures in order to contribute to the equitable inclusion and just engagement of the world’s communities. Guided by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), the Virginia Tech Department of Athletics is committed to fostering a culture that accepts, affirms, and values all individuals and their unique contributions to the department, university, and broader community. We are committed to attracting and retaining student-athletes, coaches, and staff from diverse backgrounds while also fostering an inclusive educational and work environment free from any discrimination based on age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

The Business Support Specialist reports directly to the Associate Director of Business Operations. This position will assist in managing the Wage hiring process and serve as a backup for Wage Payroll exports and salary overtime entries. This position will also collect, log, and process department invoices and travel reimbursements. The position will ensure all campus hiring requirements are met in a timely manner, and all travel reimbursements and department invoices are processed in accordance with Department, University, State, Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, and NCAA reporting guidelines. This position will also be expected to complete other projects as assigned by members of the Business Office or Athletics Administration.

Required Qualifications

Experience with Microsoft Office software such as Word, Outlook, and Excel.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse environment.
Commitment to diversity.
Experience organizing electronic and paper records.
Ability to work in a high volume and fast paced environment, and meet deadlines.
Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of University and State financial policies and procedures regarding payment processing and personal reimbursements.
Experience with and demonstrated knowledge of Banner/PeopleSoft/Oracle Fusion Cloud, eVA, Chrome River, TimeClock Plus, Legacy Web Reports, and/or workflow systems (OrgSync, ARMS, JumpForward).
Associate's degree or relevant experience in business administration or similar field.
Knowledge of NCAA Division I Bylaws.
Experience working in a Division I Athletic Department.

Pay Band


Appointment Type

Regular (WAGE)

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience.

Review Date


Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Stuart Cochran at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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