Associate Dean of Finance, Strategic Planning and Administration
May 7, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
American University's Washington College of Law (WCL) seeks an Associate Dean of Finance, Strategic Planning and Administration.
The Associate Dean of Finance, Strategic Planning and Administration will manage various operations (Finance, Human Resources, Faculty Support, Facilities (including Space Management), Food Service, Housekeeping and other related operations) for the Washington College of Law (WCL), a division of American University (AU), and currently oversees operational and restricted accounts in excess of $140 million.
This position is involved in all aspects of financial, business and operations management of WCL and, in conjunction with the Dean and the leadership team, is responsible for the non-academic operational aspects of the school.
This position, along with other senior administrators, reports directly to the Dean of WCL
In addition, the following positions report directly to the Associate Dean, Finance, Strategic Planning, and Administration: Assistant Director of Business Operations, Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, Director of Facilities, and Manager of FASS; contracted Food Service and Housekeeping operations also report to this position. Indirectly, an additional 50 full and part-time staff members report to this position
The scope of this position will change as required
This position plans, manages and supports all financial and operational functions associated with WCL in order to support administrative and academic initiatives
The Associate Dean of Finance, Strategic Planning and Administration leads strategic financial and operational planning for the Law school including the bi-annual budgetary process for WCL, following guidelines developed by the University administration
This position has significant decisional authority with little direct supervision but it is expected to strategize with the Dean and others on long-term issues
The position requires a high level of analytical and managerial skills including the ability and discretion to weigh and balance multiple short-term and long-term goals and objectives
This position is an integral role in the management of WCL given WCL’s Responsibility Management Center (RCM) status
The incumbent will lead analysis to determine the financial impact decisions may have on the WCL in current and future fiscal years
As with any leadership position, it is imperative that this position remains in appropriate contact with the Dean and senior administrators, university employees, and outside constituents at all levels and it is critical that the incumbent has the ability to communicate effectively
This position participates in a minimum of 3-5 committees within the law school and often represents WCL on campus wide issues
The Associate Dean of Finance, Strategic Planning and Administration develops and maintains positive working relationships within WCL as well as within AU
The decisions made by this position has substantial impact on WCL’s current and future operating budgets and strategic position within the industry
Internal Number: 66
About American University
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