Asst Dean for Finance & Admin

Job description

UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Asst Dean for Finance & Admin


UNT-Education-Dean's Off-132100

Full Time/Part Time:


Department Summary:

The University of North Texas has been an innovator in preparing educators since being established in 1890 as a teacher’s college. Today, the College of Education continues this tradition by developing professionals who help others reach their full potential through powerful learning, social-emotional wellness, physical health and civic engagement. The college offers 12 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and 15 doctoral concentrations that provide the training and field experience needed to teach people how to live more productive lives.

Position Overview:

The Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration (academic financial and resarch officer) is a strategic-thinking leader who is primarily responsible for all aspects of financial operations to include financial analysis, evaluation, planning, reporting and recommending the most efficient use of the college’s resources. As a member of the Dean’s leadership team, the budget officer will work closely with the Dean to develop and coordinate the College’s annual academic and operating budget planning process, forecasts and predicts resource requirements for new and existing programs, and develops funding strategies to ensure financial sustainability. The Assistant Dean collaborates with the Dean, or designee, to coordinate externally funded activities of the College of Education providing post-award financial management support to faculty, research faculty, post-doctoral students, ensuring compliance with University policies and works with the University Office of Grants & Contracts Administration as appropriate.This is a specialized professional administrative work position coordinating the budgetary and business management functions of the College of Education. Position operates with a high level of initiative and judgment and is responsible for a variety of critical and complex decisions and administrative services. Instructions are usually general and are given by the Dean of the College of Education. Position has supervisory responsibilities. This position is responsible for understanding and processing information obtained from, and needed for, the overall functioning of the college. This position synthesis data from many areas to a useful component for the Dean’s use. This position also caries the additional duties of Compliance Officer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in accounting, finance, business or related field and
seven years of progressively responsible financial administration or budget
management experience. Additional education may be substituted for required
experience. Experience may not be substituted for education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge and thorough understanding of federal, state and local
guidelines for accounting and reporting.
• Demonstrated technical skill in problem solving and preparation of data driven
analyses and reports through the extraction and manipulation of report data.
• Ability to think independently and perform with little or no supervision.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to use various IT tools and software systems to provide
meaningful financial management information and analyses to assure effective,
efficient processing of business transactions.
• Ability to form positive working relationships within and across a complex
organization, including the ability to identify and gain consensus on issues of
common interest.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in supervision and mentoring of direct reports and
the ability to lead and work within a team oriented environment.

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and as needed outside these hours

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Academic Rsrch & Financ Offcr


Reports budgetary, fiscal and personnel status and department activities to administrators. Makes projections and reports on budget status


Direct and supervise the College of Education College Research & Budget Officer


Interprets policies and procedures to faculty, administrators, staff and students.


Conducts cost studies, collects and analyzes data, and prepares statistical reports.


Maintains contact and liaison with other University offices and with administrative officers of external agencies and coordinates special assignments and projects.


Utilizes thorough knowledge of University fiscal and academic policy, procedure and practices. Advises supervisor on compliance and safety issues compliance


Disseminates advice to faculty, administrators and staff as Compliance Officer.


Liaison between central administration (VPAA, HR, etc.) and departmental staff.


Prepares, monitors and maintains control of expenditures within budgets.


Assist Dean with hiring of senior administrative staff in search committees and assists Associate Dean in hiring processes.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time