Senior Academic & Business Director

Fort Worth, TX
Aug 31, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


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Job Title
Senior Academic & Business Director

Office of the Dean-Pharmacy - 300901

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Department Overview
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Position Details
The Office of the Dean at UNT System College of Pharmacy (UNTSCP) located at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth is seeking to hire a Senior Academic & Business Director to join our team.

The Senior Academic & Business Director is a key advisor to the Dean of the college in all areas involving administration and finance. This position will report directly to the Dean with secondary reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Planning. This position serves as the chief administrative/financial officer for the college. Incumbent will be responsible for a variety of duties required to maintain operational and project budgets and accounting functions, These duties include purchasing, financial planning, annual planning and budget development and their related administrative functions. In addition, this position works collaboratively with Human Resources, Payroll, and service departments within the health science center that provide support to the ongoing business operations of the college. The Senior Academic & Business Director will serve as a liaison between the college and the Finance Office in support of all financial activities and goals, and with the Office of Contract Administration in regard to all required agreements.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
* Serve as the senior financial and administrative officer for the college.
* Participate in and support strategic long-term financial planning efforts to ensure financial resources are available to achieve academic objectives and goals.
* Prepare projections and business models as needed.
* Oversee all fiscal affairs of the college, including preparation, implementation and management of the operating and capital budgets.
* Oversee allocation of resources to meet college's mission and needs.
* Monitor cash flows and expenditure plans, fund management, and grants and contracts management.
* Develop and maintain monthly financial reports for all accounts of college, including monitoring the financial position against budget on a regular basis and communicate findings to the Dean, VP for Finance and Planning, department chairs, and department administrators.
* Consult with departmental administrators to clarify information and/or resolve issues associated with fiscal affairs.
* Work closely with the Dean, VP for Finance and Planning, and college's departments to develop principles and strategies for resource allocation and help execute the strategic plan(s) of the respective school.
* Respond to questions from external and internal sources concerning the budget and college's fiscal resource issues.
* Build strong working relationship between the Finance Office and college.
* Coordinate with the Finance Office and college on all financial activities, including faculty compensation and Institutional cost allocations.
* Coordinate with Contract Administration Office regarding all contracts/agreements.
* Assist in developing responses and assuring compliance with external and internal audits, as well as monitoring expenditures in accordance with Institutional fiscal policy and State fiscal rules, where applicable.
* Develop and maintain appropriate system of internal controls, as well as college's fiscal policies.
* Conduct and direct special projects.
* Represent college on numerous task forces.
* Supervise staff in college's business office as assigned.
* Work collaboratively with service departments such as Human Resources and Payroll to ensure college's business processes provide timely and efficient response to operational needs of the school.
* Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or Healthcare Administration from a four-year college or university and seven (7) years' experience in the same or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
* Master's degree in Business Administration or other related field, along with five years of executive level financial management experience.
* Demonstrated success in leading the development, management and communication of complex financial reports and budgets in a collaborative environment...
* Current Certified Public Accountant license.
* Experience in academic health science center or higher education setting.
* Experience including preparation of financial reports and management of operating and capital budgets.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

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Work Schedule
Monday - Friday

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Official Job Title
Senior Academic & Business Director

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