Director of Finance University of California, Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering Dean's Office
JOB #: 1606927
FULL TIME; CAREER Full Salary Range: $61,700-111,100/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Under general direction of the Assistant Dean, the Director of Finance is independently responsible for directing a wide range of financial and administrative operations, activities and services in support of Baskin School of Engineering's (BSOE) academic objectives.
In such an environment, the BSOE Director of Finance is called upon to plan and manage a variety of resources from multiple sources. This requires the incumbent to ensure consistency, reliability and integrity in fiscal and business processes coupled with elasticity and flexibility in operational structures and resource utilization. BSOE is constantly facing challenges to absorb programmatic growth by stretching and integrating resources, and the Director plays an essential role in identifying creative approaches to facilitate this process and minimize conflicts between new and established practices. This includes navigating a complex set of competing demands within existing regulatory and procedural constraints; a process requiring close interaction and communication with campus and system offices.
During 2015-16, BSOE had an annual operating budget of $20 million, 98 faculty FTE, and about 100 instructional and research staff. Extramural contracts and grants totaled about $36 million. BSOE is also pursuing growth in revenues from gifts to support both selected research and instruction endeavors, and is launching new graduate degree programs in the Silicon Valley with anticipated revenues from Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition (PDST). In addition, BSOE has a small endowment totaling close to $14 million.
The Director is responsible to manage all these resources and is the chief fiscal advisor to BSOE executive leadership, serving as a member of the school's senior management team. The incumbent has regular interaction within BSOE with the Dean, Associate Deans, Assistant Dean, Department Chairs, Institutes and Center Directors, and Department Managers. The incumbent also has regular interaction with senior staff and selected executives within the campus administration, participating on campus committees and special task forces representing BSOE, while function as the primary liaison with the campus administration on all BSOE financial and business matters.
Demonstrated experience working in a university environment, including familiarity with the financial aspects of instruction, research, and academic support services and administration.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and a record of effective interactions with a diverse clientele, including faculty, researcher support personnel, administrative staff, campus administrators, and various external partners.
Demonstrated experience with financial planning, analysis, and budgeting, with proven skills to interpret and apply complex university, state, and federal regulations coupled with a working knowledge of those regulations as they relate to administration and compliance for academic units.
Demonstrated experience with complex problem solving and analysis, including ability to adopt multifaceted approaches in assessing situations and implementing innovative solutions.
Demonstrated experience with negotiation and decision-making, including ability to effectively advocate and represent interests of academic programs, and to balance competing interests between academic initiatives and procedural constraints.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 01-16-2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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