Manager Operations and Finance

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Manager Operations and Finance

Date Posted: 09/16/2020
Req ID:196
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Inst. for Management & Innovation
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of the Institute, the Manager, Operations & Finance will assume responsibility for the administrative management of the Institute for Management & Innovation having full managerial authority over the existing, as well as future administrative human resources in both the IMI central organization and in each IMI program. The Manager, Operations & Finance is accountable to the Office of the CAO and primary designates with respect to human resources management, financial planning and space planning. The position advises all affiliated Program Directors (e.g. MMPA, MFAcc, MMI, MBiotech, MScSM, MUI, IMIx, ICUBE) Academic Leads, manages ongoing financial and human resource planning, and provides oversight of operating and program budgets. Duties will involve the determination and implementation of effective organizational design, determination of staffing needs whether additions or reductions, and implementing reorganizations and layoffs as required, managing performance, and executing disciplinary actions if necessary, allocation and renovation of space, tactical involvement with capital projects, procurement and management of all information technology, health and safety management of departmental labs and research staff including post doctoral fellows and PhD students, the effective management of financial resources (both academic and administrative staff), and administrative management of academic departmental functions. The Manager, Operations & Finance will coordinate and assist the Director with the resolution of grievances from academic sessional staff and teaching assistants, manage the USW staff grievance process as well as discuss and resolve informal complaints from unionized staff in consultation with Human Resources. The incumbent will participate as a representative of the Institute in broader strategic management initiatives related to business continuity planning and working with the Director to develop strategic plans for departmental academic programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

University degree in business, accounting or finance, with a specialization in accounting and professional accounting designation, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum five years of experience in an academic setting with experience working as a Department Manager, or in a comparable position. Must have a solid understanding of the various complexities and challenges associated with the support of teaching, research and numerous academic and administrative operations where priorities often compete. Experience managing complex Human Resource, Finance and Operations issues. Demonstrated skills and experience managing, leading and motivating staff preferably in a unionized environment. Ability to manage and to interact effectively with highly skilled staff. A thorough knowledge of fiscal and human resources practices and policies and a good working knowledge of environmental health and safety policies and procedures are required for this position. Extensive knowledge of University policies and procedures including governance related to academic programs, new initiatives, certificates etc.

Computer proficiency and expert level knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills are mandatory. Excellent analytical skills with an aptitude for figures; excellent decision-making, interpersonal skills and organizational skills. Demonstrated problem solving abilities.

Commitment to enhancing the student experience. Excellent leadership qualities. Ability to anticipate change and respond proactively with minimum direction. Ability to keep abreast of changing discipline specific environments, technologies. Ability to develop and implement initiatives necessary to foster, promote and maintain team spirit. Ability to handle stressful and challenging conditions. Excellent judgment, tact and diplomacy. Establishes own priorities and timelines, exercising discretion in meeting various deadlines. Effectively coordinate many activities with staff and faculty from other departments/divisions.

Closing Date: 09/30/2020,11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 3 -- Hiring Zone: $80,259 - $93,636 -- Broadband Salary Range: $80,259 - $133,765
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Posted: 9/17/2020
Application Due: 10/1/2020
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