Director of Finance and Business Operations - (210000MI)
The University of Maryland Support, Advocacy, Freedom, and Empowerment (SAFE) Center for Human Trafficking Survivors is seeking a dedicated and solutions-oriented Director of Finance and Business Operations who has a passion for the SAFE Center's human rights and service mission. This position reports directly to the SAFE Center Director and will involve engagement with the SAFE Center team, broader university community, funders, partnering organizations, vendors, clients, and other stakeholders.
The mission of the SAFE Center is to provide survivor-centered and trauma-informed services that empower trafficking survivors to heal and reclaim their lives, and prevent trafficking and better serve survivors through research and policy advocacy. Through in-house service provision and collaboration with partners, the Center provides comprehensive social, legal, mental health, medical, and economic empowerment services to survivors of sex and labor trafficking of any age, nationality, or gender. The SAFE Center's mission is rooted in social justice and active efforts to fight systemic racism which is one of the causes of human trafficking. More information is available on the SAFE Center's website at www.umdsafecenter.org . This position is located at the SAFE Center in College Park, Maryland.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Oversee financial and business operations for the SAFE Center. Direct and implement the daily administration of financial, procurement, human resources, and pre- and post- grant award functions. With SAFE Center senior leadership, develop and direct long- and short-term planning to meet financial and business administration objectives that advance the SAFE Center's strategic plans and core values.
Advise the director and deputy director concerning university and funding sponsor policies and procedures, including specific award terms and conditions, in areas of fiscal management, procurement, travel, audit compliance and human resources as applied to daily operations, current projects, and new initiatives. This may require research and coordination with other campus offices and outside entities. Propose streamlined processes that adhere to state laws and university procedures that allow the SAFE Center to administer the Trafficking Victims Assistance Program (TVAP) and pay client expenses in a flexible and timely matter, and advocate with the state and university for streamlined payment processes on behalf of the Center. Propose proactive solutions to challenges in flexible and timely payment processes.
Design, maintain, and implement policies and procedures to facilitate payment of client expenses and other operational needs.
Serve as a liaison between the SAFE Center and Financial Services, Strategic Sourcing and Acquisition Services, and the Office of Research Administration (grants). Works closely with the Office of the Provost Administrative and Fiscal Affairs team regarding payroll, budget, and human resources matters.
Develop and oversee financial budgeting, forecasting and reporting for the SAFE Center. Develop, monitor, analyze, forecast, and report on annual budget and finances that include managing effort reporting and funding profiles. Prepare and oversee monthly financial reports, income statements, and other financial documents. Perform micro trend analyses and financial forecasts. Approve expenditures; analyze variances; initiate and enforce corrective actions. Ensure all accounting and budget activities are performed in accordance with University policies and procedures.
Assist SAFE Center leadership with statistical analyses and reporting; serve as an advisor on business matters and represents the SAFE Center as needed.
Oversee business operations for the SAFE Center, including procurement and purchase orders, human resources, effort reporting, travel, inventory control, facilities management, and pre- and post-grant award functions.
Determine SAFE Center staff and client needs from analysis and design procurement methodology, research markets, and assist in contracts and negotiations.
Liaise with University Human Resources in conjunction with the Provost Office to handle SAFE Center staff recruitment, hiring, onboarding, advancement, and separation.
Provide research administration direction by liaising with the UMB Office of Sponsored Projects, Office of Research Administration, and the Graduate School to assure that proposals and awards are in compliance with federal, state, agency and institutional policies. Assist with proposal budget development, including properly budgeting cost-share commitments. Manage audit compliance requests for all accounts and oversee other aspects of sponsored research, as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, or related field.
Experience: Minimum of five (5) years' experience in finance, accounting, contract or grant administration, research administration, or other related field.
Supervisory Experience: Three (3) years of direct management responsibilities that involves personnel recruitment, training, and professional development related to position required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated experience in managing financial functions of an organization, including preparing financial statements, budget planning and reporting, forecasting, accounting and bookkeeping.
Fluency in management and financial accounting.
Working knowledge of grants and contract administration. Experience with federal grant administration preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to apply critical thinking skills to anticipate and find the source of challenges, and propose and advocate for effective solutions. Committed to creative problem solving.
Ability to organize and execute multiple assignments with overlapping deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and customer-service skills, including a positive, cooperative, affirming, and professional demeanor, with SAFE Center colleagues, university officials, partner organizations, clients, grantors, and other stakeholders.
Ability to prepare and analyze complex spreadsheets and reports using Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and financial accounting systems.
Ability to gather and assess information, weigh options, and exercise excellent independent judgment.
Skill in consultation and change management.
Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Accountability, Civility, Collaboration, Diversity, Excellence, Leadership, and Knowledge.
Experience in university systems and procedures including Kuali Research, Oracle Financials, or other similar enterprise systems. Proficiency working with Microsoft Excel.
This position may require occasional travel to the University of Maryland, Baltimore located in the city of Baltimore.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - e1448g
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: Graduate School - Support Services
Job Posting: May 24, 2021
Unposting Date: Jun 24, 2021, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 174065
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