Director of Finance and Administration for the Department of Structural Biology-71381
Stanford University School of Medicine is actively recruiting for a dynamic candidate to serve as the Director of Finance and Administration for the Department of Structural Biology. This department, founded in the 1970s as the first of its kind in the United States, is a world leader in the molecular and structural understanding of biology and home to two of Stanford Medicines Nobel Laureates. This position reports directly to the Chair of Structural Biology with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Schools Executive Director of Finance and Administration.
This position leads and manages staff to achieve the School of Medicines research and teaching missions, goals and objectives. This position will work with the Basic Sciences Shared Services units to provide streamlined administrative services for participating departments.
This position is a key staff leadership position for the School of Medicine and responsibilities include:
Establish business and administrative mission and goals. Partner with faculty leadership on departmental affairs and advocate the unit's needs and goals to internal and external parties. Evaluate business processes and operational and/or financial effectiveness. Develop business plans.
Manage staff in the day-to-day operations for unit. Responsible for hiring and retaining staff, career coaching, ensuring required training is completed, personal development of direct reports and accountable for the performance of employees. Ensure work completion within schedule and constraints. Responsible for workforce planning and administration of staff for faculty and programs.
Analyze department or program needs and make recommendations to senior leaders for changes in staffing, facilities, health and safety compliance, finance, technology and/or administrative functions. Work with the Chair and Dean's Office regarding resources to support faculty activities and interests.
Responsible for overall fiscal wellness and financial operations. Develop and monitor consolidated budget and analyze research funding; implement financial growth and sustainability strategies. Recommend and develop strategies for general cost containment, strategic investments, and growth management.
May independently or in collaboration with human resources managers and/or, guide faculty supervisors in the interpretation and implementation of human resources policies, procedures and programs.
Represent the unit's needs in regard to research and service facilities; negotiate on behalf of the unit's current and future needs with the schools administration.
Oversee management of all student, fellow, post-doctoral scholar related activities and graduate program administration.
Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with academic and administrative policies and procedures within the unit.
Education & Experience:
A Bachelors Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience and three years of progressively responsible general managerial experience, including HR strategy/negotiations/change management; facilities and health and safety; research grants management; financial and budget preparation and oversight as well as two years of supervisory experience (i.e. hiring, coaching, developing, goal setting and evaluating employee performance).
Strongly desire a Masters degree (Business Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Health or a related field)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated supervisory skills including conflict resolution, coaching, team-building and performance improvement.
Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze all pertinent information/data to make and communicate decisions to meet the unit's current and future financial, research, academic and administrative needs.
Demonstrated experience implementing financial strategy/funding concepts and regulatory agency policies and guidelines. Working knowledge of grants and contract administration.
Strong negotiation and effective interpersonal and communication skills - both written and verbal.
Strong knowledge of industry standards and/or regulatory requirements.
Ability to establish/maintain a culture of integrity within the department and with those external to the department.
Demonstrate to others that s/he is direct, truthful and credible.
Demonstrated skills as a receptive listener, influential and persuasive speaker and seeks to understand the differing sides of each situation. Makes decisions effectively and decisively.
Demonstrated expertise in business and management concepts.
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