The Director, Finance, Personnel and Administration serves as a key strategic advisor to the Dean, Associate Deans and Department Chairs for non-academic administrative operations of the School of Education, including facilities, grants and contracts, budgetary and financial management, human resources and strategic initiatives. The position is responsible for providing overall leadership and direction for operating budgets, financial reporting and accounting. The Director is responsible for the management of financial activities of SOE including financial policy and procedure development, financial strategic planning, and financial management. The Director works closely with the central administration and provost office staffs to provide financial projections, budget variance reports and the annual fiscal year end close. The Director is responsible for implementing financial strategies to improve the School’s business processes with an eye toward simplification, transparency and efficiency.
Directly supervise grants and contracts and administrative staff
Indirectly supervise or coordinate activities of all support staff in the Office of the Dean of the School of Education
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Team Leader/Consultant A
Commensurate with experience
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Program of study in finance, business administration, accounting, economics or closely related field
5-8 years of relevant experience
Skill using Microsoft Office suite including Word, PowerPoint and Excel to develop briefings, presentations and reports and conduct data analysis
Ability to provide high levels of customer service and exercise tact and diplomacy while interacting with University staff and faculty on sensitive matters
Proven ability to work cross functionally, influence others and problem solve
Exemplary written and verbal communication skills, including careful attention to accuracy and detail
Strong interpersonal and self-management skills with ability to meet tight deadlines
Preferred Education and Experience
Business administration with a concentration in finance or economics
8-10 years of relevant experience
Skills in enrollment management
Experience in higher education finance/budgeting role
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check
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