As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is the #5 ranked public policy school in the nation, serving over 500 students in three graduate degree programs: Master of Public Administration, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management. The school is defined by a tradition of rigorous study, innovative research, and a commitment to public service. Our graduates and faculty provide the ideas, expertise, and leadership that guide government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private companies around the country and throughout the world.The UW and the Evans School promote diversity and inclusivity among our staff, faculty and students; we seek applicants for this position who are committed to these principles and whose experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to fully engage with audiences from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Director of Finance and Administration.The Director provides strategic leadership in financial administration and management to support the pursuit of excellence and innovation in education, outreach and research. The Director of Finance and Administration serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. The Director reports directly to the Dean and is responsible for the overall management of financial, research, administrative and data operations for the Evans School. Core Competencies for this position include strategic financial management and analytical skills, ability to work with raw data, leadership, and communication skills.RESPONSIBILITIES:Strategic Financial Analysis and PlanningPerform highly complex, multidimensional, on going or ad-hoc financial analysis and reporting, across all funding sources, to support informed management decision making. Identify risks, opportunities and trends; recommend adjustments to Dean as needed.Manage the strategic financial planning process to lead the development of long-term, short-term and current year goals in both regularly scheduled and ad-hoc manners. Reconcile financial data provided from various offices for integration into annual resource planning.Develop, allocate and monitor budgets to align program budgets with the School's strategic goals for teaching, facilities and research and other programs.Deliver presentations on complex financial and/or operational topics to a wide variety of stakeholders.Data ManagementSupport the Dean in school-wide decision-making and policy formulation related to students, faculty activities and performance, academic programs, budgets, and facilities through regular and special analytic reporting and modeling including faculty workload analyses, faculty productivity reviews, course demand assessments, peer market analyses and tuition benchmarking, employment and internship reports, and student entrance and exit surveys that measure program effectiveness, among others.Collect, manage, and analyze data and information critical to the School's reporting activities.Maintain the Evans School Strategic Academic Business Plan in collaboration with the Dean.Support the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs with annually developing two-year course plans.Develop and maintain academic program revenue projection models in support of the School's long-range strategic planning efforts.Direct and coordinate the School's broad range of administrative surveying initiatives and oversee the analysis and presentation of the resulting data.Direct the design and construction of a robust suite of dynamic and interactive data visualization platforms.Serve as the principle staff liaison between the School and the University and external organizations such as the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) on all matters related to the collection and dissemination of institutional data.Oversee the School's annual accreditation reporting to NASPAA by coordinating the development and collection of data and information related to the School's programs, structure, operations, and strategic directions.Serve on faculty committees and oversee the development and presentation of data and analysis critical to committee decision-making. Budget, Research and Financial OperationsManage the financial resources, policies and reporting for the School to include budgets and funds from federal, state, private, University, and foundation sources to ensure ethical and fiduciary practices.Oversee the School's research activities, including grant compliance and reporting.Manage the financial and research staff.Assist the dean with annual budget vitality reports provided to the Office of the Provost.Serve as the liaison between the Evans School and the Office of Budget and Planning.Serve on faculty research committee.Represent the Evans School across campus on college and school level committees and financial forums.Human ResourcesOversee staff and faculty human resource matters (including appointments, promotions, visa processing, residency establishment, discipline, recruitments, etc.).Manage the annual merit process in accordance with the dean.Review, monitor, and approve all personnel actions, establishing internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with University policies.Manage human resources staff.Facilities Planning and ManagementOversee and supervise the management of campus space and leased research facilities; working with the dean allocate space; develop and coordinate renovation and construction plans and maintenance work, as required.Health and SafetyResponsible for keeping the Evans School's Health and Safety Plan current.OtherPerform other duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or related field.At least seven years of job-related experience that includes the following: Experience in a work environment that conducts sponsored research, Experience working in a fast paced environment managing multiple priorities and deadlines, grant and contract management, management and administration of state and local budgets, budget planning and analysis, personnel management, and raw data manipulation.Extraordinary interpersonal skills with commitment to excellence in service delivery and team building.Commitment to working with diverse populations.Thorough understanding of University of Washington financial, budget and personnel policies, procedures and systems.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED:A Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and a minimum of ten years of relevant administrative experience.Familiarity with the public and nonprofit sectors and the field of public administration.Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel creating and modifying complex workbooks and Pivot Tables.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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