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Senior Manager, Finance & Administration

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Princeton University
Location
Nassau Hall
Closing date
Jul 17, 2021

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Overview

The Department of Economics at Princeton University seeks an experienced manager to provide administrative leadership for a large and complex academic unit. The Department of Economics is home to 57 faculty members and six full-time lecturers. The department runs a large graduate program and one of the University’s most popular undergraduate programs.

 

The senior manager works closely with the department chair to execute policy and strategic direction for the operation of the department and participates in short and long-term planning for department operations and activities. While the chair establishes the academic and intellectual direction of the Program, the senior manager ensures the implementation of the chair’s vision. The senior manager is responsible for ensuring that the faculty, students, and staff in the department have the necessary assistance to carry out their academic, research, and administrative duties. The senior manager reports directly to their department chair, with a secondary reporting relationship to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

Responsibilities

The senior manager is responsible for stewardship of all financial resources in the Economics department, including the teaching budget, endowed funds, sponsored research, term gifts, graduate student support, faculty research funds, and discretionary funds. The senior manager also develops and oversees the annual budgeting process for the department’s administrative allowance.

 

This position has administrative oversight of the large undergraduate and graduate programs. The senior manager collaborates with the associate chair to determine course offerings every year, which include more than 58 undergraduate courses and 60 graduate courses.

 

The senior manager supervises the hiring, performance reviews, and merit increase process for the 12 administrative staff members. The senior manager is responsible for the administrative processes regarding faculty hiring, promotions, and salary reviews.

 

This position has additional duties, including managing the department’s facilities (office assignments, renovations and repairs; classroom assignments and scheduling).

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 7-9 years’ experience in nonprofit or higher education management.
  • Experience in budget management and oversight of financial operations.
  • Experience in the supervision and monitoring of staff relations and staff development and delegation of supervisory responsibility.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to anticipate and initiate appropriate action in support of the chair and department faculty.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Ability to collaborate effectively
  • Skill with website content and proficiency with learning new software.

 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeNoBenefits EligibleYesEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver’s License RequiredNo Experience LevelDirector#LI-CB1

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