The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Senior Director of Finance and Administration.
Applications will be accepted until 7/3/2019.
As a senior management team member of the Dean's Group, this position provides the Dean and Associate Deans advice and assistance on all issues relating to use of the Law School's resources in support of the School's mission. The position provides leadership to and manages the administrative operations of many functions of the Law School including all budgeting and forecasting processes based on changing University policy and initiatives. The position oversees all unrestricted and restricted Law School funds and generates financial analysis and business metrics for budgeting, forecasting and planning. The position is also responsible for facilities management; serves as the human resources liaison; manages the Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program and completes special projects as assigned by the Dean. The position works very closely with the senior management team in support of various administrative offices within the Law School including Admissions, Career Development, Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, the Law Library, Clinical Law Center and the London Law Programs. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Budget and Financial Management: Generate Budget Working Group (BWG) proposals and analyses, determine college budget plan, including overall approach. Monitor the annual Work Force Planning (WFP) process for faculty and salaries and non-labor budgets and forecasts, for both unrestricted and restricted accounts including all of the Law School's endowed spending accounts. Works closely with the Dean on short-term and long-term planning. Budgetary and other financial responsibilities encompass all parts of the Law School's operations, including the Law Library, Admissions, Career Development, Alumni Relations, Marketing & Communications, Student Services (student journals and student organizations), International and Graduate School Programs, Clinical Law Center, the London Law Program. Monitor financial/accounting transactions to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures and general prudent business practices. Responsible for enhancing the effectiveness of resource utilization, with particular attention given to donor restricted funds, and the reallocation of funds to support new initiatives.
Responsible for overall Law School staff administration. Serve as liaison between the Law School and the University's Human Resources Department. Review all recommendations for changes in position descriptions, departmental staffing plans, and all performance evaluations. Play an active role in filling all staff positions within the Law School. Spearhead and monitor all University employment policies and all staff policies pertaining specifically to the Law School.
Responsible for all annual questionnaires, surveys and general reporting requirements including the Law School's annul reporting to its accrediting body, the American Bar Association.
Play a support role in the Admissions process by working closely with the Admissions Director in analyzing trends and projections with statistical data. Work with the Dean to establish a financial aid budget and work closely with the Admissions Director to ensure the awarding process is consistent with the Law School's plan/target.
Administer the Law School's Loan Repayment Assistance Program. Collect, review, and quantify benefit eligibility for each applicant. As a voting member of the LRAP Faculty Committee, participate in the selection of the program's annual participants. Promote the program via student presentations and one-on-one consultation with current and prospective students and recent graduates.
Facilitate the operations management in areas of safety, security, space utilization, and renovations. Research and propose improvements in operating procedures and energy and cost-reducing initiatives. Coordinate the completion of the annual facilities space management planning and ongoing requests for maintenance and improvements.
Ensure effective collaboration and cooperation among all administrative offices of the School as well as other University departments across campus. Serve as a focal point for faculty and staff for questions and requests about the School's administration. Serve on University and Law School faculty committees as requested by University officials and the Dean of the Law School.
Involved in special projects as needed and assigned by the Dean of the Law School.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree and a minimum of ten years of management experience at a senior level in a complex organization, including exceptional ability to plan, set goals and objectives, establish priorities, organize, delegate, and follow-through; highly developed financial and analytical abilities; a demonstrated record of leadership coupled with an ability to work collaboratively and effectively with all constituents (including students, faculty, staff, alumni, business representatives, and members of the community); excellent diplomatic and negotiating skills; ability to deal with multiple tasks and functions simultaneously and adapt to an evolving administrative structure; knowledgeable in the application of technology for operational uses; and open, tactful, and persuasive communicator, both verbally and in writing; the highest personal and professional integrity; a genuine understanding and appreciation of the mission of the Law School.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors degree with a concentration in finance or accounting or an MBA. Knowledge of Notre Dame Systems including ARP, Banner, GLez, Faculty Profile, Faculty Jobs, Jobs.ND, Concur, BuyND, PeopleEZ, DataND, Endeavor, Business Objects, Financial Toolkit, and Personnel Actions.
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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S19451. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
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