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Associate Director of Finance and Personnel

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 104033
Title: Associate Director
Functional Title: Associate Director of Finance and Personnel
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: ARHU-English
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Associate Director of Finance and Personnel is a key senior staff position in the English department, and is responsible for directing the daily and long-term strategic management of the department’s fiscal and human resources. This includes general accounting, cost accounting, budget formulation, and personnel management. The director performs extensive financial, scenario, and accounting analyses and forecasting, and applies extensive knowledge of state and university policies to complex personnel and fiscal arrangements. The associate director works extensively with internal and external audiences, including granting agencies and other budgetary and human resource offices at the University of Maryland and other institutions. This position also assists the Director of Operations with oversight of department administrative operations, and acts on behalf of the Director of Operations during his/her absence.

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree and at least seven years of related high-level experience, preferably within an institution of higher education, are required.

This position requires expert knowledge of accounting and business management theories, principles, and practices, including budgeting, auditing, and financial analyses. Outstanding computer software skills and the ability to train and supervise employees in these skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse population, including faculty, staff, students, university officials, and other government and private agencies. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies and to maintain confidentiality. Ability to handle many complex tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, solve problems, and make informed and often independent decisions, while tracking the steady flow and large volume of ongoing work. Ability to work in high traffic office.


An advanced degree and 7-10 years of related supervisory-level experience are preferred. Experience with sponsored research administration policies and procedures, including completion of the University of Maryland Research Administration Certificate Program or an equivalent process at another organization are preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

For best consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references by January 1, 2018.

The target hiring range for this position is $73,600-92,000, based on experience and qualifications.

Posting Date: 12/05/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/01/2018
Physical Demands

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards.

Should have the ability to walk short distances, and/or drive a vehicle to deliver and pick up materials.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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