The Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration and Chief Administrative Officer reports directly to and serves as an active advisor to the Dean. This is a highly visible and high impact position that helps develop and implement the strategic direction of the college and is responsible for the implementation, oversight and alignment of the business operations for the College including fiscal, information technology, human resources, research administration, and facilities functions. Resolves issues on behalf of senior leadership of the college. Represents the college to the Council on Education for Public Health, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, and serves as the Data Liaison to those organizations. This position serves as a voting member of the College of Public Health's Executive Committee and demonstrates a sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of leadership and management activities, decisions, and recommendations. Develops and maintains the centralized budget for the college. The position requires the capacity to think strategically and forecast, model and project revenue in addition to developing business growth and reallocation plans. Assumes responsibility for anticipating opportunities and threats, and advising on prioritization of initiatives, with a strong focus on sustainability and financial strength. The position participates in development, monitoring, and evaluation of division and faculty incentive plans with an emphasis on both revenue generation and the educational and scholarly profile of the college. Advises the Dean and leadership on fiscal matters; establishes administrative policies, procedures and systems; assumes authority to approve business transactions and, in conjunction with senior leaders, designs administrative policies and procedures; oversees the implementation and execution of college human resource functions to ensure compliance with University and internal HR policies and alignment with the organization's strategy reinforcing the culture and values established by the Dean; supervises directly or indirectly the college business office including HR functions, research administration, operational, and support staff. Provides mentorship and career development opportunities for direct and indirect reports with an eye to career development but also enduring broad understanding of operations and the need for cross coverage. Aligns HR strategy with fiscal strategy. Responsible for oversight of the Managed IT Services through the OCIO including IT security surveys and audits and reinforcing best practices in IT security and technological innovation. Responsible for oversight and maintenance of the established financial and operational processing environment to ensure adherence to established internal control structures. This includes, but is not limited to, appropriate segregation of duties in the processing of all financial transactions, appropriate mandatory approvals, and appropriate mandatory reconciliations. Participates on University committees and functions as the college's liaison on fiscal and administrative matters with University-level units (Business and Finance, Office of Human Resources, Facilities, Office of Sponsored Programs, Operations and Development, etc.) and as the Data Liaison to its accrediting bodies. Represents the Dean and serves on committees as requested and works on special projects as assigned by the Dean.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 10 years of experience in the financial/accounting field; extensive experience in an administrative and managerial capacity as a chief administrative officer or senior fiscal officer in a university setting; demonstrated ability in university budget management, understanding and experience in human resource activities, research administration, data analysis, and auditing; considerable management and supervision experience; ability to work cooperatively and strategically across functions, levels and departments; strong written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to problem solve and effectively operate with experience in a senior administrative role; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse internal and external constituents.
Experience with facilities management and renovations; experience in public health setting.
Target Salary: $130,000.00 - $150,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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