Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) - Biochemistry
Job Number: 81841
Leading the Biomedical Revolution in Precision Health
At Stanford School of Medicine, more than 7500 faculty and staff create our unrivaled atmosphere of interdisciplinary exploration and collaboration which has produced many of the innovations that sparked a biomedical revolution: MRIs, gene splicing, and stem cell medicine were all born on the Stanford Medicine campus. Today, that same atmosphere, amplified by the astounding intellectual and technological capital that surrounds us in Silicon Valley, gives us an unprecedented opportunity to advance human health.
The Department of Biochemistry is bonded by a central interest in understanding fundamental biological questions at the level of how molecules act and interact to accomplish highly complex, intra- and intercellular processes. The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) position serves as the key business leader for the Department of Biochemistry in the School of Medicine, reporting to the Chair of Biochemistry with a secondary reporting relationship to the Senior Associate Dean for Finance & Administration. The successful candidate will partner with the department chair, as well as department faculty, to administer key operational areas, while also setting strategic priorities for goals and initiatives of the department.
For the Department of Biochemistry, the DFA provides leadership and direction for all financial and administrative functions 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 and environment and has oversight for administrative policies and procedures in the department.
Lead finance and administration operations for a School of Medicine's unit or units (institute and academic department). Manage staff to achieve one or more School of Medicine missions (clinical, research and teaching), goals and objectives. Ensure compliance in all areas. The duties of this position are typically split between 70% operational and 30% strategic.
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.
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 /or 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. Provide reliable quarterly financial updates and forecasts to individual department faculty and the chair with regard to grant and contract accounts.
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.
May independently or in collaboration with human resources managers, guide faculty supervisors in the interpretation and implementation of human resources policies, procedures and programs.
Oversee management of all student, fellow, residency related activities and graduate program administration.
Interpret, implement and ensure compliance with academic and administrative policies and procedures within the unit.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Master's degree (BA, Health Care Administration, Public health or related field)
Grant Management Experience
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree or combination of education and relevant experience. Three years of progressively responsible managerial experience, including financial and budget preparation and two years of supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated supervisory skills including conflict resolution.
Demonstrated experience implementing financial funding concepts and regulatory agency policies and guidelines.
Working knowledge of grants and contract administration.
Strong knowledge of industry standards and/or regulatory requirements.
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.
Strong negotiation and effective interpersonal skills.
Ability to establish a culture of integrity within their unit and with those external to the unit.
Demonstrate to others that he/she is direct, truthful and credible.
Demonstrated skills as a receptive listener, influential and persuasive and seeks to understand the differing sides of each situation.
Makes decisions effectively and decisively.
Demonstrated expertise in business and management concepts.
Certifications and Licenses:
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds;
Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Location: School of Medicine, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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