Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia World Projects ("CWP") is an initiative intended to better connect Columbia University with the world at-large where laws and policies are made, actions taken, and norms and attitudes shaped. CWP will facilitate the application of academic work in the context of a broader, global discussion to address fundamental challenges in our home city, around the nation, and across the globe.
Working in a fast-growth environment, the Director, Finance and Administration will report to the Director of CWP. In this role they will oversee the financial and operational function of CWP, and as such will be expected to manage the budget, human resources, space, and technological units of CWP. The incumbent will develop and sustain an effective support structure for the team working for him or her, and ensure department-wide adherence to the goals and priorities of CWP, as outlined by the Director of CWP. He/she will, in particular, direct the creation of and adherence to policies and procedures regarding the management of CWP's budget to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and optimum use of available resources.
1.In collaboration with the Director, and other senior members of CWP, provide organizational leadership to accomplish CWP's goals and objectives effectively.
2.Lead budget development and planning for the general CWP operating budget and work with CWP revenue development staff on budget development and planning.
3.Provide management oversight of CWP strategic planning, implementation, and the coordination of logistics. Monitor staff and ensure progress of CWP-initiated activities.
4.Establish and maintain financial oversight of all CWP initiatives, prepare and analyze financial reports, and develop and implement an effective system of accounting.
5.Establish and maintain internal controls and ensure compliance with University policies and procedures. Act as a strategic liaison with key partners across the University.
6.Oversee human resources operations, procedures and protocols related to hiring, compensation, onboarding and off-boarding of CWP's staff and trainees.
7.Review and implement continuous improvement of facilities and space utilization. Provide strategy and ongoing direction for all projects related to facilities and space.
8.Oversee the technology function and partner with CUIT on all matters of technology procedures, support and procurement of equipment, as well as the development and maintenance of a CWP website.
9.Exhibit a high degree of diplomacy and set a climate of decorum for the operation of the CWP Office.
10.Additional duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree desirable. Minimum of eight years related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: A strong background in supervision and multiple-department coordination required. Appreciation of the relation between policy planning in higher education and the data used to support that planning. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to coordinate, manage, implement and evaluate multiple projects and activities with varied deadlines. Utilize sound judgment; work successfully, sensitively and inclusively with diverse communities; ensure discretion in all matters; and problem-solve effectively. Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, conflict-management, and team-building skills. Proficiency with MS Office, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, required.
Preferred Qualifications: At least 5 years of experience in financial management preferred with experience working with government funded projects. Strong preference for a candidate who is knowledgeable about University and/or federal research compliance and regulatory guidelines.
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.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.