Business Operations Manager

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School

At Arizona State University, we measure ourselves not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed. Unlike many other top film schools, which measure themselves by who they exclude, The Sidney Poitier New American Film School is inclusive. ASU's undergraduate film majors represent the creative diversity of our country, with more than 40 percent of its students from under-represented backgrounds.

The Poitier Film School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is seeking a Business Operations Manager to develop, manage and control the business operations of the school. This position is responsible for a wide range of duties including budgeting, forecasting, reporting, strategic planning, internal procedures and operations including procurement, oversight of student awards, and human resources functions. 

The successful candidate is expected to display considerable initiative in meeting deadlines as well as identifying ways to improve and/or streamline processes within their area of responsibility. This individual will be a self-starter with an efficient methodology, excellent customer service and communication skills, exceptional work qualities, an ability to coordinate multiple tasks autonomously and someone who can exercise sound judgment in decision-making.

About The Sidney Poitier New American Film School
On Jan. 25, 2021, Arizona State University publicly announced the launch of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, one of the largest, most egalitarian film schools in the country, operating in three cities across Arizona and California. In the last 15 years, the film program in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has thrived, and with the launch of the new school and new facilities, ASU positions itself as a new kind of film school. The Sidney Poitier New American Film School operates across three cities, including a brand-new 118,000-gross-square-foot state-of-the-art facility which opened in 2022 in downtown Mesa, Arizona, 7 miles from the university’s Tempe Campus. The school also operates in the newly renovated ASU Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles, the former home of the Hearst publishing empire, giving film students from every background an opportunity to connect with the entertainment capital of the world and bolstering the presence the film program already has in L.A. through the Semester in LA experience. Students also have opportunities to use Hollywood technology through partnerships, including with the John Hughes Institute and with Dreamscape Immersive, the world’s leading virtual reality company.

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