Stanford University School of Medicine, one of the top five research-intensive medical schools in the country, is actively recruiting for a dynamic candidate to serve as Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The mission of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (M&I) is to conduct the most stellar research and provide the most rigorous and inspiring training in the areas of microbiology, immunology, host-pathogen interaction and related fields. The department of M&I has 15 primary faculty, 80 trainees (34 grad student & 46 postdocs) and over 60 staff. While the department's traditional focus has been on microbes (how bacteria, viruses & parasites cause disease) M&I recently has expanded to include related disciplines as genetics, chemistry, biostatistics, pharmacology and stem cell biology that have resulted in major breakthroughs. The department seeks to ultimately improve human health, as well as our ability to be stewards of a fragile earth. The department currently has an annual budget of $25 million.
This position reports directly to the Chair of Microbiology and Immunology with a secondary reporting relationship to the School's Senior Associate Dean of Finance and Administration. The DFA provides leadership of all financial and administrative functions for the department including: budgeting and financial management, strategic planning, human resources, grant and contract administration, academic affairs, facilities/space, compliance, and safety. The DFA manages department operations, establishes the administration's organizational structure, environment, consistently works to streamline processes and promotes continuous improvement and has oversight for the administrative policies and procedures in the department.
This position is a key staff leadership position and responsibilities include:
Establish department's administrative mission and goals. Partner with faculty leadership on departmental affairs and represent needs and goals to internal and external parties. Streamline business processes and improve operational effectiveness. Develop business plans.
Analyze needs and recommend changes in staffing, facilities, health and safety compliance, finance, technology and administrative functions. Work with the Chair and Dean's Office regarding resources.
Responsible for overall fiscal wellness and financial operations. Develop and monitor consolidated budget; implement financial growth and sustainability strategies.
Manage staff in the day-to-day operations. Responsible for workforce planning, hiring and retaining staff, coaching and development of direct reports, and accountable for employee performance.
May independently or in collaboration with human resources managers, guide faculty supervisors in the interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures.
Represent the unit's needs in regard to research and service facilities.
Oversee management of all students, fellows, and graduate program administration.
Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with academic and administrative policies and procedures.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
As we assess other managerial opportunities, the responsibilities of this position may be expanded to include the Director of Finance and Administration of other department or interdisciplinary units.
Internal Number: 293951
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