Director, Finance & Administration

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine | Department of Psychiatry

Director, Finance & Administration (Business Services Director)

Position #620181 - Requisition 12705

The Department of Psychiatry has an opening for a full-time, University Staff (unclassified) Director, Finance & Administration (Business Services Director) position.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Job Summary:
Jobs in this career family provide general business operations of the organization or a combination of operational responsibilities covering multiple career families. Functions include institutional research, statistical analysis, policy development and review, strategic planning and broad unit business operations such as parking and transportation services, risk management, childcare services, real estate and property management, retail services or job responsibilities that combine fiscal, HR and operational management responsibilities.

Directors are responsible for the ongoing leadership and oversight of a department, including the development of strategies and processes which contribute to the University and/or campus mission and accountability for services provided. Directors are responsible and accountable for the analysis of fiscal and human resources required to achieve department objectives including hiring, compensation, termination, and performance management of subordinate employees.

Position Emphasis:

The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine is the key partner to the Department Chair in all administrative issues and is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the administrative activities of the Department including fiscal affairs, human resources, and day-to-day operations in support of the Department's and School's mission and goals. The Director serves as the representative for the School of Medicine (SOM) and the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus with regard to relevant fiscal and administrative matters. The Director ensures consistency between the policies and procedures of the School of Medicine, University of Colorado, University of Colorado Medicine, University of Colorado Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Colorado.

The CU Department of Psychiatry has 220 faculty with primary appointments located on the Anschutz Medical Campus and its Affiliates and 397 clinical faculty, a highly respected clinical program with six clinical sites and more than 1 million outpatient visits per year, a vibrant research program with more than $11.2 million in NIH funding and competitive residency and fellowship training programs. The Department of Psychiatry has a full complement of clinical, educational and research programs, including clinical services for student mental health, outpatient psychiatry, residential, consultation/liaison, and inpatient services at Denver Health, a hospital affiliated with the School of Medicine. Current Department budget is 65 million.

Faculty and staff are geographically dispersed at many locations: Building 500 at the Anschutz Medical Campus, UC-Denver (Downtown) Campus, Boulder Campus, ARTS program, Project Safe location, the VA Medical Center, National Jewish Center, Denver Health Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado, Pueblo Mental Health Center, Ft. Logan Mental Health Center, and the Department of Corrections. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Financial Management and Oversight
    • Clinical Practice Management
  • Grant and Contract Management
  • Policy Administration
  • Human Resource Management
    • General Duties
    • Faculty Affairs
  • Academic Program Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Facilities and Operations Management
  • Fundraising
  • Planning, Development and Analysis
  • Risk Management and Compliance

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in business, business administration, finance, accounting , education, social sciences, healthcare administration, public administration, communications, information systems, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • The position requires eight years of progressive professional Human Resources management and financial experience.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or related field from an accredited university.
  • Experience working in an academic medical center environment.
  • Experience working with PeopleSoft human resources and PeopleSoft financials systems.
  • Experience in patient care operations including clinical revenue cycle operations.
  • Experience with grant administration including federal and private sponsors.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • 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 physicians and administrative leaders.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Knowledge, experience and ability to manage complex information and computer systems.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to: Luana Tadolini at [email protected]

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Business Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20278 - SOM-PSYCH General Operations

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 20, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Luana Tadolini

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00620181





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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