| Advertised Summary Job Description: The Mailman School of Public Health seeks an Associate Dean for Strategic Financial Planning and Operations. The Associate Dean is responsible for strategically planning, leading, and managing the financial functions of the School and for all School-level financial planning and reporting activities. Taking a long-term view while attending to the challenges facing soft-money budgets, the Associate Dean will take a long-term view, will provide insight and action on strategic issues, and will guide colleagues to translate vision into action. |
He/she will make connections across the School, the Medical Center, and the University that advance the School's initiatives, goals and strategies and that enhance the ability of the Dean and of department and program leaders to optimize the performance of their areas. The Associate Dean will serve as a partner to the leadership of MSPH.
The Associate Dean oversees the performance of nine staff.
Creating budgeting models and forecasting trends in finance and financial operations, working towards long-term sustainability and pursuing diversification of the School's funding base and revenue streams;
Overseeing and direct budgeting and forecasting, finance and business operations (accounts payable, purchasing, payroll), manage computer application systems necessary to maintain proper records and afford adequate accounting controls and services;
Establishing adequate controls, monitoring reporting systems to ensure timely, appropriate, user-friendly data that will support decision-making;
Assuring compliance with University policies and procedures;
Developing business plans and financial models to assess and improve operations and decision-making and financial models to support cost-allocation methodologies and budget development;
Appraising the financial position and issue periodic reports on School's budget and performance;
Developing a financial dashboard to inform School leadership on aggregate and unit-level financial performance;
Recommending and developing training for School administrators regarding financial reporting capacity, transparency, and reporting systems;
Recruiting, developing, and leading high-performing staff.
General Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in business administration or accounting or in a similar field; a minimum of seven years of progressive responsibility at a managerial level; at least five years of experience in budgeting and managing finances in an academic, medical center, or healthcare organization;
Management experience in a multi-mission organization; effective leadership and organizational skills; proven ability to manage, develop, shape and lead staff in a complex and dynamic financial environment;
Knowledge of decentralized or incentive-based budget models (strongly preferred); working knowledge of grants and contract administration;
Experience identifying opportunities to enhance income from development and revenue sources;
The ability to present information effectively and to respond to questions from stakeholders; demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
Effective communication/presentation skills and a proven track record of forming collaborative and effective working relationships with executives;
Unquestionable integrity and work ethic;
Experience developing standard operating procedures and service-level agreements;
Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, budgeting and forecasting skills;
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: The finalist identified for this position must undergo a full background check before a final offer of employment is made.
MSPH has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Craig Smith, Partner, and Neeta Mehta, Vice President are leading the search. Inquiries should be sent by email to Craig (email@example.com) or Neeta (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Preferred Qualifications: CPA degree preferred.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.