Advertised Summary Job Description: The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) is primarily housed in the Hammer Health Sciences Building, and is part of the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). We have an annual operating budget of $30M, with 100 faculty and staff including 7 full time faculty; a large and active research program with students, postdocs, and fellows.
The Department Administrator will serve as senior non-academic executive and chief operating officer of the Institute of Genomic Medicine. Working together with the Institute's Director, sets departmental goals and objectives as well as manage its relationship with the Medical School, CU Medical Center and other affiliated organizations. She/he will direct the department's financial planning and accounting practices, maintain financial management reporting and control systems, monitor departmental expenditures, oversee compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations of the University/external agencies and assure an efficient, high-functioning infrastructure to support the Department's research and educational missions.
The Department Administrator will establish close working relationships with department chairs, center/institute directors and their administrators to support the Institute's strategic goals, particularly with regard to building strong ties with academic units and supporting jointly appointed faculty. The Department Administrator will oversee operations in order to meet the financial, academic and research goals and strategic initiatives of the Institute. The Department Administrator will serve on key Institute committees and will work with University leadership to manage the Institute. Other responsibilities include direction of Institute's educational and outreach programs, and the establishment of effective partnerships with University schools/departments and other partners.
General Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in business administration or similar degree and a minimum of seven years of progressive responsibility at a managerial level, preferably in an academic health center. -Effective leadership and organizational skills. -Proven ability to manage and lead staff in a changing environment. -Knowledge and experience with complex information and computer systems, -Understand managerial accounting and finance principles (including practice management), -Understanding of the evolving academic science marketplace -Ability to identify opportunities to enhance income from development and revenue sources as well as indentifying how best to promote, schedule and charge for various initiatives. -Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students; experienced in the supervision of administrative and support staff personnel. -Ability to provide initiative, judgment and creativity in the resolution of complex problems -Effective communication/presentation skills, and a proven track record of forming collaborative and effective working relationships with physicians and administrative leaders. -Ability to establish realistic and achievable priorities and the ability to lead staff to achieve departmental goals and objectives.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_175012
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