Vice Dean, Finance & Administration Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
August 28, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Masters level (includes JD, LLM, MBA, etc.)
The Mailman School and Columbia University seek an experienced administrative leader with a proven track record of success in executive positions within complex, multi-constituent, mission-driven organizations to serve as Vice Dean, Finance & Administration.
The Vice Dean reports to Dean Linda Fried and serves as an advisor to her and her Leadership Team on all aspects of School strategy, direction, investment, compliance, and risk. The School’s chief business officer, the Vice Dean is responsible for leading and managing the financial and operational components of the School and for representing the School to the leadership of CUIMC and the University proper. The Vice Dean plays a broad, multi-faceted role in ensuring the success of the School, the development and stewarding of its resources, and the maintenance of its position within and beyond Columbia. The Vice Dean works directly with the leaders of the School’s departments, centers, and institutes, and with the financial and operational leadership of Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the University more broadly.
The Vice Dean must be wise, seasoned, judicious, and principled, must be able to make sound decisions about resources, direction, investments, and risks within a strategic view of the School’s opportunities and challenges, and must be able to work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students and with colleagues who may be close at hand or may be widely distributed across the enterprise. Above all other functional competencies, the Vice Dean will bring expertise in budgeting, financial management and reporting, and strategic financial planning. The Vice Dean will demonstrate a sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of his/her leadership and management activities, decisions, and recommendations.
In addition to these competencies and attributes, the following specific qualifications are required or preferred: a Master's degree, preferably in Business Administration, plus 15 years of related leadership and management experience in financial and administrative roles in large, complex, decentralized mission-driven organizations (required); experience in academic health science or in health service organizations of similar scale and complexity (preferred); successful experience as a strategic leader and business partner to a strong leader and leadership team (required); familiarity with internal audit and compliance programs and processes (preferred); knowledge of information systems and experience with grants and contracts management (preferred)
About Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
The Mailman School of Public Health, one of the four academic divisions of Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), is among the oldest and most highly respected schools of public health in the nation and the world. The school is ranked among the top five schools of public health in the country and is the sixth-largest recipient of National Institutes of Health grants among schools of public health. The School’s more than 1,400 Master’s and Doctoral students, 155 full-time faculty (plus 145 faculty with joint appointments at the Mailman School) and 1100 employees are highly global, leading an agenda of research, education, and service to address the critical and complex public health issues affecting New Yorkers, the nation, and the world. With an operating budget of nearly $350M, the School is Columbia’s second-largest academic division. For more information, please visit: https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/.
With strengths in medicine, science, the arts, and the humanities, Columbia University (www.columbia.edu) is one of the most distinguished academic institutions in the world. Its 3,600 faculty members teach more than 28,000 students from over 150 countries. Along...side its educational mission, Columbia maintains world-class research programs in a wide array of disciplines, currently sustaining over 60 centers and institutes and some 400 laboratories in which researchers collaborate across disciplinary lines in the life sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Columbia has always been the home of world-class scholars in a wide range of disciplines, with faculty or alumni winning 11 Nobel prizes in the last decade alone.