Business Services Program Director

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine PhD Program, Research Education Office.

Business Services Program Director/ Business Services Program Director, OME Graduate Education

Position # 00785086 – Requisition #21788

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

School of Medicine has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Business Services Program Director/ Business Services Program Director, OME Graduate Education

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is currently seeking applications for a full-time 1.0 FTE Program Director for School of Medicine (SOM) Graduate Programs. The Program Director for the School of Medicine’s Research Education Office, housed within the SOM Dean’s Office, is responsible for overseeing the areas of budget, finance, procurement, accounting, financial compliance, and grants management (pre- and post-award) within the Associate Dean for Research Education’s Office and the school’s thirteen (13) PhD programs. The position also provides support in the areas of human resources. The Program Director will prepare and provide strategic and fiscal forecasts for all School of Medicine PhD Program budgets, advise the Associate Dean in areas of fiscal planning, analyze and provide reporting on financial data, establish financial goals and timelines, and recommend actions and strategy and resolution to problems. The Program Director will deliver information in practical and actionable formats to the administration, program directors and administrative staff. The director will provide communication to SOM Research Education Office personnel related to financial policies, budget, payroll, and accounting. The Program Director will administer and/or direct payroll processing and leave reporting for school classified and university staff. Additionally, the Program Director will coordinate recruiting, hires, and compliance to HR policies, working directly with the SOM’s HR service group. This position will provide comprehensive administrative support and oversight of School of Medicine, Research Education Office research and externally funded activities, related to the School of Medicine PhD Programs. The Program Director will oversee development of processes to provide technical assistance to faculty, oversee policy and compliance, and review contract and grant accounts to ensure that funds comply with purposes designated. This position will manage grants (pre- and post-award) by providing comprehensive administration of Research Education Office research and externally funded activitiesrelated to SOM PhD Programs, oversee development of processes to provide technical assistance to faculty, oversee policy and compliance, and review contract and grant proposed budgets and post-award accounts to ensure that funds are expended for purposes designated. Program Directors are responsible for the ongoing leadership and oversight of a program or function, including the development of strategies and processes which contribute to the University and/or campus mission and accountability for services provided.

Supervision Received Reports directly to the Director of Finance and Administration for the Office of Medical Education and has a dotted line report to the Associate Dean for Research Education in the School of Medicine

Supervision Exercised Provides direct and indirect supervision over applicable staff.

Examples of Work Performed

• Within the guidelines of the University, Campus, School, grant sponsors, and other appropriate agencies develops, recommends, and implements administrative and fiscal policies and procedures for the School of Medicine PhD Programs.

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• Provides financial administration of all funds for the Research Education Office including, tuition revenue, state appropriations, gifts, grants, and contracts.

 • Serves as Fiscal Authority for the financial and administrative operations of the School of Medicine PhD Programs in conjunction with the Director of Finance and Administration for the Office of Medical Education.

• Acts as the primary representative for the SOM Research Education Office for all strategic planning initiatives, and may contribute in program modeling, recruitment, and educational program development.

 • Working with the Associate Dean for Research Education and OME’s Director of Finance and Administration the program director will develop metrics, processes, and systems to assess and report on PhD program financial viability.

• Provides consultation and coordination on HR recruiting, hiring and policy compliance.

 • Administers payroll processing and leave reporting for classified and university staff.

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 salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $65,067 to $120,000.  

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

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.

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

• A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or business/public administration, or a related field Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis. Professional level management experience may be substituted for the field of study requirements.

• Four (4) years of broad and diversified professional level management experience that included fiscal management responsibilities within a complex academic or biomedical research setting

• Two (2) to four (4) years of supervisory experience.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:


 • A Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field is highly preferred

• Experience in pre-award and post-award grant management in an academic research environment

 • Experience developing business analytics for decision-making on initiatives

 • Eight (8) years of experience working in an academic education setting

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution

• Adept at communicating and implementing initiatives throughout organizational levels without any direct reporting of stakeholders

• Outstanding customer service skills

• Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

 • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and within diverse team structures

• Excellent customer service skills

• High level of attention to detail, organization and project management skills

• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, handle a fast-paced environment

• Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and to think quickly and creatively

• Ability to multitask and meet deadlines Working Environment Work is performed in a traditional office setting with an option of remote or hybrid work.

Job Category: Business Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 18, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing

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