Director of Business & Auxiliary Services 199698

Worcester, Massachusetts
Mar 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clark University seeks a well-rounded professional for the position of Director of Business & Auxiliary Services. Reporting to the Executive Vice-President, the position is responsible for the oversight and management of a variety of the University’s business functions including dining services, the campus store, online purchasing system, risk management, insurance, and rental properties. The director supervises the operations of Clark’s various auxiliary services and works directly with appropriate contractors, vendors, and department heads to ensure service and financial expectations are met. Auxiliary services include Dining Services, the Campus Store/Online Virtual Bookstore, OneCard Office, rental property management and miscellaneous services such as residence hall vending and laundry contracts. In Clark’s de-centralized purchasing environment, the director functions as a resource to the campus community by assist them with purchasing-related questions, vendor selection, bidding processes, and contract review. The director is also the primary administrator of the University’s eProcurement system and provides support to end users. The director works closely with the Financial Services department to develop procurement-related policies, processes, and procedures. Insurance responsibilities include managing and evaluating the University’s insurance portfolio (excluding employee benefits) as well as identifying and analyzing risk exposures to procure appropriate and cost effective insurance protection for the University. The director submits and manages insurance claims. Functioning as the University’s risk manager, the Director of Business & Auxiliary Services develops, implements, and updates loss control and safety awareness programs; manages the University’s emergency notification system; provides guidance to campus constituencies regarding issues of safety and risk; and chairs several risk and compliance related committees. The successful candidate will hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree and have a minimum of 5-7 years of related experience, preferably in higher education or other non-profit environment. Candidates should possess strong knowledge of budgeting, financial management, effective business practices, and risk management, as well as supervisory experience. Strong written and oral communications skills, excellent analytical and financial management skills, and proficiency with financial applications such as Microsoft Excel are required. Clark is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their qualifications and experiences, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week/12 month position with excellent benefits which include; employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many, many more. Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to Code “199698” must be referenced in the subject line to be considered for this position. Clark University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages members from historically underrepresented communities - inclusive of all women - to apply.