Columbia University Irving Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry is searching for a Department Administrator/COO. The incumbent will report to the Chair of the Department and the Vice Dean for Finance and Administration at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, and is responsible for planning and organizing the Department's financial affairs and administering its clinical, educational and research programs.
Columbia Psychiatry is among the largest departments at CUIMC and is, no doubt, the most complex. With an unequalled number of specialized clinical programs sponsored both by the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) and NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP), research activities of exceptional breadth and depth sponsored both by Columbia and the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. (RFMH) and internationally-recognized education and training programs, the responsibility of the Department Administrator is extraordinary. He/She supports a department at an unprecedented convergence of scientific expertise, clinical talent and technological resources with all that is needed to define the future of mental healthcare.
In the performance of her/his specific duties, the Department Administrator will be guided by awareness of her/his key responsibilities including:
Overall management and strategic planning related to the administrative and financial operations and resources of Columbia Psychiatry; advise, consult, and/or direct the development of programs consistent with the needs of the combined and individual entities in collaboration with senior faculty leadership;
Oversight of financial and accounting practices of the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc., and the psychiatry services of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; management of revenue/expense reporting and control systems, budget allocation, development of business plans, faculty recruitment, retention and compensation structures, implementation of marketing plans, and submission of timely budgets;
Development, refinement and implementation of policies, procedures, systems and organization structures responsive to and in compliance with College, Foundation and Hospital initiatives, mandates, and rules; fulfill reporting obligations the RFMH and Columbia;
Oversight of sponsored project administration, human resources, information systems, outside contracts, negotiations and purchasing; management of the resources and business operations for Columbia Psychiatry's clinical and revenue generating clinical operations, practice plan financing and staffing;
Provision of guidance and education to faculty and staff concerning financial and administrative operations to ensure compliance with internal and external rules; and
Develop collegial and collaborative relationships with the vice chairs of other departments.
Master's degree in business administration or similar degree and a minimum of ten years of progressive responsibility at a managerial level
Experience preferably in an academic health center
Must successfully complete online system training requirements
Effective leadership and organizational skills;
Proven ability to manage and lead staff in a changing environment;
Knowledge, experience and ability to manage complex information and computer systems;
Understand managerial accounting and finance principles (including practice management);
Understanding of the evolving health care marketplace;
Ability to identify opportunities to enhance income from development and revenue sources as well as identifying 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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