Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123601
Title: Assistant Dean
Functional Title: Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: INFO-College of Information Studies
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 Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance serves as a key strategic advisor for non-academic matters to the Dean and the Associate Deans. This position is responsible for managing the administrative operations of the College, including the following functions: facilities, contracts and grants, procurement, budgetary and financial management, academic personnel and human resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in accounting, finance, management or a related field;
• Seven to ten years of financial, managerial, and administrative experience in an institution of higher education including experience as an Assistant Dean, an Academic Department Director of Finance and Administration, or equivalent position.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff, ability to clearly articulate policies and decisions to all levels of staff. Excellent communication skills are a must;
• Advanced project management skills, including the capability to manage capital projects;
• Experience managing staff in a University setting; ability to coach and train staff;
• The position requires excellent skills in budget and financial management, human resources, and administration; sound judgment and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information; leadership and interpersonal skills to help build, adapt, and maintain a collaborative and team-based work environment; and analysis and problem-solving skills. Expertise with campus systems and processes.
• Must possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of policies, procedures, and systems in the following areas: budget and finance, accounting, contract and grant administration, human resources, labor relations, bargaining agreements, academic and staff personnel policies, payroll, business services, procurement, operations, risk management, facilities and space, safety, and emergency response.
• The position requires political acumen and the capacity to handle a large number of assignments with sensitivity to priorities, shifting demands, and to consequences.

Preferences:

• Master’s Degree, preferably in accounting, finance, or business;
• Experience with change management and leadership in higher education.
• Administrative leadership experience in the UMCP Division of Academic Affairs
• Thorough knowledge of and experience with UMCP policies, procedures, and systems in the following areas: budget and finance, accounting, contract and grant administration, human resources, labor relations, bargaining agreements, academic and staff personnel policies, payroll, business services, procurement, operations, risk management, facilities and space, safety, and emergency response.
• Interested in developing a thorough knowledge of the College’s academic, research, and public service programs, and be committed to building and maintaining a school that is well managed and characterized by high quality service, professionalism, and solid financial and administrative planning.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Inquiries about this position may be directed to Kibbi Henderson in the iSchool Office of Human Resources at kibbihen@umd.edu"

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

Typical Office Environment

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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