The Associate Dean for Administration and Finance (ADAF) advises and assists the Dean in developing the college's annual revenue and expense budgets, in modeling multi-year financial scenarios and in monitoring financial activity. As part of the School's senior management team, the ADAF participates in the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the School and plays a lead role in advancing the mission of the school. The ADAF supports strategic initiatives through data analytics and financial modeling and provides input and guidance on staffing and space requirements necessary to meet strategic objectives needed for decisions regarding resource allocation. The ADAF works closely with the other Associate Deans, department managers, and the Finance and Operations staff for the college to determine budgetary needs and plan new initiatives that are aligned with academic and institutional resources and strategic goals. Additionally, the ADAF represents the Dean/College to various internal and external audiences and constituents. The ADAF establishes and implements policies to direct the administration of finance, research, human resources, space, data and other areas identified by the Dean. The ADAF directly oversees a team responsible for management of human resources, finance, information systems and data, dean's suite operations, facilities, and event management.
Administration/Budget: Responsible for preparing multi-year financial models under the University hybrid budget model and developing and managing the School of Law annual operating budget. Report budget-to-actual quarterly performance results to the Office of the Provost and school Dean. Work closely with the Dean and department managers regarding all budget issues and needs of the school to ensure that the fiscal goals of the school are attained. Act as the lead human resources administrator for the School of Law ensuring resources and processes are in place to support performance management and professional development. Represent the school on select standing and ad hoc committees related to finance and administration business processes, University reporting and data analysis, and faculty/staff evaluations. Liaise with staff in the Office of the Provost, Associate Deans of Administration and Finance in the colleges, central budget, central Human Resources Management, Office of Research Administration and Finance.
Strategic Planning: As part of the School of Law senior management team, the Associate Dean helps formulate and implement the strategic plan for the School and plays a lead role in advancing the mission of the school. The ADAF supports strategic initiatives through data analytics and financial modeling and provides input and guidance on staffing and space requirements necessary to meet strategic objectives and inform decisions regarding resource allocation. The ADAF participates in identifying opportunities for the School of Law's enhancement, program and revenue growth and is involved in the implementation and management of such programs. The ADAF also provides analyses to foresee challenges in accomplishing the School of Law goals and is responsible for assessing and evaluating strategic alternatives and providing recommendations to the Dean and School of Law Senior Leadership, working closely with the other Associate Deans, Assistant Deans and Department managers and school staff to determine budgetary needs, and planning new initiatives that are aligned with the School and University strategic goals.
Management/Leadership: Oversee Office of the Dean operations. Select, coach, and support the development of their direct reports; set objectives, evaluate progress, provide timely feedback, and prepare timely performance reviews; support problem resolution and decision-making; and create an environment where employees feel inspired to do their best work.
Information systems and data: The ADAF is responsible for oversight and management in the areas of data, systems and processes used at the School of Law to support operational decisions and strategic direction. This also includes oversight and management of reporting to accrediting agencies and other external organizations.
Research Administration: Oversight of School of Law staff and processes associated with pre- and post-award management of sponsored research at the School of Law.
Minimum of 7-10 years of related experience, at least 5 of which were in a managerial/supervisory capacity experience, preferably in higher education.
Demonstrated knowledge of financial planning & analysis, project management, resource allocation, financial databases and report development, this includes experience with Experience with automated spreadsheets, financial databases and with developing 'dashboard' reports; high level of analytical skills.
Strong negotiation, influencing and facilitation skills, as well as a high level of analytical, organizational and interpersonal capabilities.
Ability to advise senior leaders on decisions related to the organization's finances, mediate differences on finance and operational issues, and create strategic business plans
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement, make reasoned decisions and provide leadership in a consultative and collaborative environment.
Strong interpersonal skills, with a strong customer service focus. Individual must be collaborative and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
M.B.A. (or equivalent) preferred
Progressively responsible experience in financial management in a higher education institution using responsibility center management (RCM).
Experience with educational and research programs in a university setting.
Working experience with Banner, Cognos, ARGOS financial systems.
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