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Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration

The University of Arizona

Posted: 09/15/2017

Review Date: 09/25/2017

Salary: $130,000-$170,000 Annually

The Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration serves as the chief administrative and financial officer of the College of Engineering, responsible for all matters related to College administration, personnel management, strategic planning, and financial operations. Reporting to the Dean, and working in concert with the Dean and other members of the College leadership team, the Assistant Dean will provide strategic and operational direction in support of the College’s mission and vision. The successful candidate will be creative and collaborative, have the ability to assess the financial viability of alternative opportunities and provide guidance to Deans and Departments, and build trusting relationships within both the College and the University. The Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration must thrive in an entrepreneurial culture where the management approach is often different than in most other academic environments, and the incumbent will have the skills to maintain and further develop the high-performing, inclusive business community that exists within the College.

The College of Engineering at the University of Arizona is home to over 2,900 undergraduate students and nearly 900 graduate students enrolled across 8 Departments and 15 engineering degree programs. Our curriculum is based in engineering science and design, and gives students a strong foundation on which to build their career in industry, public service, or academia. Outside the classroom, we offer 48+ student clubs and organizations and the opportunity to do Tier 1 research with any of our 182 faculty. Our philosophy of 100% Engagement means that every experience in and out of the classroom shapes students’ futures and helps them become workforce ready. The College has an annual operational budget of $83M, research expenditures of $23M, and submits 400 research proposals to funding agencies each year. We maintain over 200 active research projects at any one time, representing funding from over 80 different sponsors. And all of this is supported by 670 engaged, dedicated staff.

Essential Responsibilities:

Financial and Administrative Management

  • Direct the business administration of the College and its Departments, specifically the areas of accounting, financial reporting, human resources, and payroll activities.
  • Develop and implement College-wide business administration policies and best practices in consultation with departmental administrators as needed.
  • Prepare long- and short-range financial goals and objectives for the College, including modeling and forecasting prospective revenues and expenditures under different assumptions and scenarios; exhibit a mastery of the complexities of UA and Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) business operations in models.
  • Prepare an annual comprehensive all-funds College budget.
  • Actively manage and strategically evaluate the College’s resources, ensuring that funds are stewarded appropriately, allocated and deployed for maximum benefit.
  • With an entrepreneurial focus, develop and explore new and/or unidentified avenues for potential sources of revenue.
  • Implement appropriate internal controls and effective business practices, and perform quality reviews to ensure compliance.
  • Using excellent professional judgment and knowledgeable resources, independently and with accountability, make decisions consistent with applicable policies, culture, and expectations of College leadership; proactively prevent problems.
  • Advise College leadership, faculty, and staff on all matters related to financial and administrative management of the College.

Data Analysis and Process Improvement

  • Independently develop financial analyses, process improvements, policies and implementation plans, and provide oversight throughout the College about all-funds activity-based budgeting and resource allocations.
  • Collect management data, and prepare reports and analyses for internal and external audiences.

Leadership and Supervision

  • Lead, supervise, and mentor staff employees in College financial services operational areas as well as two College Business Center Managers.
  • Serve as a consultant and mentor for business officers throughout the College.
  • Create business curricula and support training and coaching efforts in the College.
  • Establish an identity as leader on campus in financial planning and knowledge of RCM, for developing best practices within UA’s RCM environment, and for contributing to RCM improvements.

Collaboration and Support

  • Work cooperatively with other college and university personnel to support our mission as an ambassador for the College.
  • Serve on college and university committees, as appropriate.
  • Actively collaborate with College leadership regarding the overall strategy for supporting the College’s long-term goals.
  • Serve as a finance and administration subject matter expert to the research development and research administration team, department heads, administrators, faculty, and departmental research administrators in the College to ensure that research administration operations in the College maintain the highest standards.
  • Remain at the forefront of the field through appropriate professional development.
  • Continually explore ways to improve efficiency of operations in all spheres of the position; exhibit a positive, customer oriented, and supportive attitude; and be a champion for change throughout the College.

Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven leadership ability, including successful management of large, higher performing team(s) with a focus on quality service.
  • Ability to manage a multi-million dollar budget.
  • Knowledge of best practices in fiscal management.
  • Ability to manage competing demands.
  • Proficiency with financial database management systems and spreadsheets.
  • Be (or become) fluent in UA databases and business intelligence systems.
  • The ability to inspire and empower staff so as to make all feel needed and valued and willing to put forth their best effort.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field and ten years of related budgeting and accounting experience; or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience providing analyses, projections, and recommendations in matters of finance and budget, management, operations, and planning.
  • Demonstrated progression in responsibility in a large complex institute of higher education with a RCM budget allocation model.
  • Ability to build and lead complex organizations through effective management.
  • Considerable leadership experience with a high level of personal integrity and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities and needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field.

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Senior Project Manager (#17-061) Finance & Administration

Bastyr University

Posted: 08/31/2017

Bastyr University seeks an outstanding professional to independently manage strategic projects and implementation plans related to the Finance & Administration Division. Bastyr University, located in Seattle, Washington, is a regionally accredited, multi-disciplinary institution for higher education and research in the natural health sciences in the United States. Founded as a naturopathic medical school in 1978, enrollment now reaches over 1,200 students in a broad range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the natural health and applied behavioral sciences. Bastyr enjoys close proximity to breathtaking marine, mountain and wetland environments, an abundance of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities and, in general, a high quality of life.

The Senior Project Manager reports to the Vice President for Finance & Administration, and is responsible for managing projects including department strategic planning, program development, process improvement initiatives, department budgets, and division-wide communication plans. This position manages the university's risk management programs including insurance, policies and procedures, and tracking of division operational goals and accomplishments. The Senior Project Manager works with the VP for Finance & Administration on day-to-day business and department objectives to achieve the long-term goals of the university.

This position requires a minimum of 8 years of experience in high-level administrative and project management support. Must have experience managing department budgets and leading project initiatives and teams. A BA degree in Business Administration or similar degree is required with an advanced degree preferred (MBA, MS, etc.). This person must be highly organized, be a strategic thinker and problem solver, and highly detail oriented. Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Must have a collaborative working style and be able to interact professionally with all levels of employees. Must be able to work independently to carry out initiatives with consistent follow-up and follow-through. Requires a high-level of proficiency using Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook and Excel applications. Previous experience working in a non-profit and/or higher education environment is preferred.

Interested candidates can learn more about this opportunity by visiting our website at www.bastyr.edu. Salary is DOE, plus comprehensive benefits package including Health, Dental & Vision, 403b plans, Section 125 plans and generous paid time-off. To apply, please refer to job #17-061, and send cover letter, resume, references and salary history to: jobs@bastyr.edu. EEO. Open until filled.

Bastyr University believes that diversity is a crucial factor in achieving academic excellence and profoundly enriching the university experience. We are committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations that we serve. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Bastyr University promotes a work environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity.

Bastyr University is an equal opportunity institution. We do not discriminate in matters of employment or participation in programs, services or benefits on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, individuals with disabilities, genetic information, or veteran status. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the university in advance if you require special accommodation due to a disability.

Special Note: All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance during the application process should contact the Human Resources department by phone (425) 602-3087 or fax (425) 602-3058 or email jobs@bastyr.edu.

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Director of Budget and Resource Planning (#17-062)

Bastyr University

Posted: 08/31/2017

Bastyr University seeks an outstanding professional to act as the assistant chief budget officer of the University and to develop annual and long-range operating and capital budgets. Bastyr University, located in Seattle, Washington, is a regionally accredited, multi-disciplinary institution for higher education and research in the natural health sciences. It is the leading university for natural health sciences in the United States. Founded as a naturopathic medical school in 1978, enrollment now reaches over 1200 students in a broad range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the natural health and applied behavioral sciences. Bastyr enjoys close proximity to breathtaking marine, mountain and wetland environments, an abundance of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities and, in general, a high quality of life.

The Director of Budget and Resource Planning reports to the Vice President for Finance & Administration/CFO. This position is responsible for overseeing the development of the annual operating and capital budgets. Additional responsibilities include development and maintenance of long-range budgetary financial models, development of a Position Control System, and implementing effective budget, planning, and financial analysis systems and projections in order to assist in identifying opportunities to most effectively deploy and steward the University's financial operating and capital resources at campuses in Kenmore and Seattle, Washington, San Diego, California, and Austin, Texas. This position provides analytical support for resource development and allocation decisions, fiscal evaluation of new program proposals, processes and operations. This position is involved in long-range financial, capital and space planning.

This position requires a minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in budgeting and financial analysis experience. This position must be able to demonstrate expertise in analyzing and interpreting complex budget and financial data. Ability to develop and recommend budget processes and strategies, develop methodologies for forecasting expenditures, revenues, and allocation of resources. Must have successful experience in budget forecasting and modeling. A BA/BS degree in Business Administration or related field is required with an advanced degree and/or certifications preferred (e.g., MBA, CPA, CMA, etc.). Requires excellent skills in analyzing and interpreting complex budget data. Requires excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish mutually beneficial relationships with various levels of employees. Requires excellent communications skills, including written skills, and the ability to communicate clearly, diplomatically, and effectively. Ability to work independently to establish strategies, work priorities, problem solve, take initiative, multi-task and exercise good judgment. Requires a high-level of proficiency using Microsoft Office including Excel and Access applications. Familiarity with financial systems such as Abila. Previous experience working in a non-profit and/or higher education environment is preferred.

Interested candidates can learn more about this opportunity by visiting our website at www.bastyr.edu. Salary is DOE, plus comprehensive benefits package including Health, Dental & Vision, 403b plans, Section 125 plans and generous paid time-off. To apply, please refer to job #17-062, and send cover letter, resume, references and salary history to: jobs@bastyr.edu. EEO. Open until filled.

Bastyr University believes that diversity is a crucial factor in achieving academic excellence and profoundly enriching the university experience. We are committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations that we serve. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences. Bastyr University promotes a work environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity.

Bastyr University is an equal opportunity institution. We do not discriminate in matters of employment or participation in programs, services or benefits on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, individuals with disabilities, genetic information, or veteran status. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the university in advance if you require special accommodation due to a disability.

Special Note: All applicants must prove authorization to work in the United States at the time of a position offer. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Any applicants requiring special assistance during the application process should contact the Human Resources department by phone (425) 602-3087 or fax (425) 602-3058 or email jobs@bastyr.edu.

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Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

Montana State University Billings

Posted: 08/30/2017

Review Date: 09/17/2017

The Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance is responsible for the business and financial operations of the University. The Vice Chancellor leads and oversees financial services, budget, business services, debt management, facilities planning, human resources, university police, risk management, capital construction. The position reports directly to the Chancellor and is a key member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet. The Vice Chancellor develops and oversees controls, policies and procedures for all the administrative areas.

The Vice Chancellor is responsible for developing the financial plan, preparing projections and analyses of financial statements. The Vice Chancellor oversees the preparation of the annual operating budget and of budget implementation. The Vice Chancellor has responsibility for monitoring, planning, analyzing and forecasting the University’s revenues and expenditure and making recommendations. The position oversees the development and maintenance of internal controls to safeguard the financial integrity of the university and ensures compliance with federal, state and system regulations and policies.

As an administrator, the Vice Chancellor must have the strengths of the executive and the capacity to work comfortably and effectively as a counselor to the Chancellor and others in business and finance issues. The Administrative Vice Chancellor is responsible for effective communications with all constituent groups with the within university and with the community and stakeholders.

The Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance has leadership and direct supervision of these departments: Business Services, Budget Office, Financial Services, Facilities Services, Human Resources and University Police. The position is also responsible for audits and legal services.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in business administration, finance or business related field or current CPA with 6-10 years of experience in leadership and financial management in a higher education.
  • Demonstrated leadership in finance, budgeting and capital project planning.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective in planning and policy decision making.
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and expertise in financial management and service management.
  • Experience in leading and supervising senior level directors accountable for key operational functions serving the University.
  • Skill in working collaboratively with community partners and government agencies.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with rules, regulations, policies laws governing receipt, expenditure and activities of state, federal and other funds.
  • Working knowledge of the areas of responsibility with oversight experience in the areas reporting to the Vice Chancellor.
  • Working knowledge of issuing bonds for construction projects and financial applications for public university.

Applications received by September 17th will receive priority review; however, the position is open until filled.

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Fire Marshal

Arizona State University

Posted: 08/24/2017

Arizona State University, ranked No.1 “Most Innovative School” in the nation in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row and is a designated Elite 100 World University, has forged the model for a New American University. ASU is a comprehensive public research institution measured, not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed, advancing research and discovery of public value and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves. Through innovation and a commitment to accessibility, ASU has drawn pioneering researchers to its faculty even as it expands opportunities for qualified students, attracting some of the highest caliber students from all 50 states and 130 nations.

This is your opportunity to Rise to the Challenge. ASU seeks a proven leader, one that can create and execute vision, engage cross functional leadership spanning five campuses and continually innovate to achieve a culture of excellence in fire safety, protection and prevention. The University Fire Marshal operates with broad and independent authority determined by the Executive Director Environmental Health and Safety; and with delegated authority from the Office of the State Fire Marshal for construction inspection and plan review and operations. The sphere of influence for this position is campus wide and for all ASU campus locations and it directly impacts the overall construction and design activity related to facility structures, as well as fire and life safety of the campus population. The position interacts and represents Arizona State University with municipal fire departments and regional fire related jurisdictions.

The University Fire Marshal will direct a comprehensive institutional fire protection, fire safety and prevention program including investigation, emergency planning coordination, construction and operational permitting, and public education programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local mandates. Delegates fire code compliance duties and responsibilities and mitigation as the senior fire official with Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) over all Arizona State University properties, per State of Arizona Fire Marshal and State Statute appointment.

Candidates with experience as a fire marshal, leadership in a complex operation, relationship management, ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups and drive compliance and innovation are encouraged to apply.

Overview of Responsibilities:

  • Develops, maintains and implements EHS and University policies, procedures and programs related to fire protection, prevention, life safety, fire safety and general safety programs; defines successful strategies by assessing and developing needed partnerships with university stakeholders.
  • Administers the daily operations of Fire Protection, Fire Prevention, AED Program, Life Safety program, Construction Reviews, Inspection and Permitting Program, and special event and other operational permitting programs; provides supervision to Fire Safety/Prevention staff including professional development, setting objectives and ensuring performance expectations are clear.
  • Serves as primary contact with local and state agencies; develops reports and administrative submissions as requested by the State of Arizona.
  • Works closely with Capital Programs Management Group (CPMG) as the Senior Fire Official and Fire Code Authority on construction projects implementation, approvals and timelines; confers with senior university leadership relative to construction and renovation plans/timelines to ensure compliance with all fire code requirements.
  • In partnership with leadership from academic, administrative and student affairs, oversees the development, implementation and assessment of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and university community fire protection/prevention programs for all campuses and off campus properties/operations to improve fire safety, emergency preparedness and ensure compliance with federal, state and locally adopted codes and regulations.
  • Works closely with the Office of General Counsel, the State Attorney General’s Office and ASU Purchasing to facilitate ASU contracts related to emergency response, mitigation, and emergency preparedness compliance with federal, state and local requirements and as defined by ABOR policy, ASU policy and institutional best practices.
  • Develops goals and objectives for the fire marshal’s office and community fire protection and prevention programs in coordination with university administration and department objectives.
  • Represents ASU as a member of national fire safety management organizations and boards and serves on committees at ASU where fire protection and fire prevention management expertise is required.
  • Serves the university community with ongoing fire safety and emergency preparedness coordination with direct support in developing specific fire safety protocols and building/department emergency floor plans, coordinating with the Emergency Manager on emergency plans, evacuation plans, and emergency response guides.
  • Manages emergency life safety improvement accounts for all campuses and prioritizes capital life safety improvements for Capital Programs Management Group, which includes identifying and maintaining continual improvement needs for all university property and operations.
  • Manages EH&S involvement with special event permits; fire, life safety, and EHS issues, and EH&S special event work schedules.
  • Serves as the senior level contact person for fire incident and special event claims investigation and mitigation; coordinates response with Risk Management.
  • Conducts research in national, state and local trends related to operational risk management issues, working with the appropriate agencies and university operations to temporarily and permanently mitigate hazardous conditions/exposures.
  • Periodically conducts field inspections and evaluations of construction, renovation, and community operations to ensure implementation of fire protection, fire prevention and fire safety programs and assess potential compliance issues.
  • Develops, revises, and implements guidance documents, policies and procedures relative to Fire Protection, Prevention, Construction and Operational Permits, AED Program, Emergency Response and Safety Management.
  • Develops annual EH&S Capital Equipment list and manages Life Safety Improvement Fund.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, Individualized Programs with main emphasis on Fire or Public Administration or related field appropriate to the area of assignment and at least seven (7) years of related administrative experience, including a minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved, including a minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience.
  • Certification as Fire Inspector III and Fire Officer IV; or certified as Fire Marshal, Fire Chief or other nationally recognized and comparable certification equivalent to Fire Marshal or Fire Chief is required.
  • Arizona Driver’s License is required.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details, click here.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check. This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

ASU has partnered with Another Source, an external recruitment firm, to assist in their hiring process. Please apply on the Another Source Careers Site to be considered.

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Director of Accounting

Roseman University of Health Science

Posted: 08/18/2017

The Director of Accounting (D.A.) is primarily responsible for the proper application of FASB accounting. The D.A. manages general accounting operations under the oversight of the Controller and is actively involved in the ongoing development of internal controls and implementation of GAAP accounting policy and procedures throughout the University.

The D.A. is responsible for overseeing the general accounting staff, internal and external financial reporting functions and the financial services area including A/R and A/P. He or she is responsible for promoting and maintaining the University’s system of internal controls that will ensure the company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies, applicable SEC requirements and US GAAP.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are mandatory.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Accounting or MBA with accounting concentration.
  • CPA certification.
  • 5–10 years of combined public accounting and private industry accounting experience.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting.
  • Prior management experience.
  • Higher education and nonprofit organization experience highly preferred.

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