Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration/Chief Business Affairs Officer (University Staff Profe

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Job Title: Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration/Chief Business Affairs Officer (University Staff Professional 3)
Job ID: 2018588
Location: School Of Law
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration/Chief Business Affairs Officer, under the general direction of the Dean of the Law School, oversees and directs school-wide budget and financial operations, collects and utilizes data to ensure effective and efficient management of administrative operations in support of the School's goals, and oversees development of administrative functional area goals in alignment with the School's strategic plan. Oversees and directs a broad range of special projects and initiatives on behalf of the Dean. Builds and maintains a positive, supportive work community and team ethic at the School, with emphasis on building leadership and career potential for staff across the organization.


  • In consultation with the Dean, the Assistant Dean establishes and implements policies and procedures necessary for the efficient operation of the Law School.
  • Supervises or has direct reports responsible for the administrative and financial operation of the Law School, including budget and financial administration, the business office, faculty support, events, communications, and all personnel activity. Directs Faculty Support Staff in the supervision and provision of services to faculty.
  • Oversees the business office in all duties, including bursar function, grants, contracts, procurement, budget development and management, accounts receivable/payable, and audit responses. Coordinates the Law School's operations, finances and compliance with the University, including representation of the Law School in dealings with counterpart University offices.
  • Responds to daily requests from multiple constituents relating to a wide scope of matters, including responding to emergencies and urgent inquiries. Coordinates the Law School's operations with University and local Public Safety personnel. Acts as Law School liaison to, and works closely with, UConn Facilities Operations and Building Services. Oversees space planning, including coordination with the Facilities department, maintenance and custodial services, and the planning and execution of all repair and capital projects.
  • Manages human resource functions and various payrolls to meet the Dean's personnel plans and goals. Works with staff and supervisory personnel to provide a supportive and high functioning workplace. Oversees annual evaluation process for unionized staff. Ensures training compliance for ethics, Title IX, diversity and other areas. Oversees administration of hiring processes for visitors, faculty, and all staff from numerous collective bargaining units. Prepares offer letters, pay authorizations, renewals, etc., and oversees on-boarding for new employees.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Five or more years of administrative experience.
  • Experience with financial, strategic, and long range planning.
  • Five or more years of experience managing employees with responsibilities to direct, organize, and lead key functional areas related to administrative and financial areas.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students across a broad range of functions.
  • Demonstrated skills in interpersonal, written, and oral communication as well as presentational, facilitation, and leadership skills. Ability to adapt language and style to a variety of audiences.

  • Advanced degree in a related area.
  • Higher education administrative experience.
  • Experience collaborating with other units of an institution, or working with external entities.
  • Experience managing employees in a unionized setting.


This is a full-time, management-exempt position and has an anticipated start date of no later than August 1, 2018. This position is located in Hartford at the Law School. The University of Connecticut offers a comprehensive compensation and benefit package, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.


Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be submitted through UConn Jobs, Staff Positions, and include search number 2018588. Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted before May 30, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018588).

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 30, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.





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Posted: 5/12/2018
Application Due: 5/31/2018
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