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Assistant Vice Chancellor, Business Operations and Division Resources

University of Denver
Colorado, USA, Denver
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Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student affairs division of the University of Denver.

SAIE supports students in their holistic development through advocacy, collaboration, and education, and we strive to be full partners in students learning experience. SAIE values student centricity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaboration; adaptability; and accountability. The Divisions strategic priorities are:

  • Enrich the holistic student experience
  • Elevate & Embed diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Engage purposeful partnerships
  • Enhance staff development, learning & wellbeing
  • Enact sustainable practices & operations
  • SAIE includes Housing and Residential Education, Student Engagement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Health and Counseling, Inclusion & Equity Education, Disability Services Program, Cultural Center, Access & Transitions, Learning Effectiveness Program, Veterans and Military Resources, Student Outreach and Support, Student Rights & Responsibilities, Budget, Operations and Division Resources, New Student Programs, Parent & Family Engagement, and Community and Driscoll Commons.

    The budget, operations, and division resources (BODR) team in the Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) division is in a growth phase! We are building a new team with a more robust portfolio of services to partner with divisional colleagues as they execute their priorities.
    As the operational foundation for the division, the BODR teams services include:

  • Budget development, forecasting, and financial modeling
  • Human resources functions, including consultation and onboarding
  • Technology acquisition and monitoring
  • Creation and implementation of divisional guidelines and procedures consistent with University policy and compliance education and monitoring
  • Assessment of SAIE and SAIE departments
  • Position Summary

    Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Business, Operations and Division Resources is responsible for all financial activities in Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence, including financial modeling, budget development, and financial controls. In addition, the assistant vice chancellor has broad oversight of division operations and resources, including assuring SAIE compliance with University policies and procedures, and liaising with Human Resources, Facilities, DU Information Technology, Food Service, and other DU offices and departments. This position has an independent (dotted) reporting lines to the Vice Provost for University Budget, Planning, and Administration and Senior Vice Chancellor for Financial and Business Affairs on matters related to budget development, planning, and management.

    Essential Functions

    In addition to following the University of Denver's policies and procedures, principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business, Operations, and Division Resources in Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence is responsible for assisting the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence by leading divisional initiatives that enhance the undergraduate and graduate student experience.
  • Serve as a key member of the Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence leadership team.
  • Supervise, coordinate, and implement all financial operations (e.g., revenues and receivables, purchasing, accounts payable, and internal fiscal reporting) to ensure timely and accurate completion and compliance with applicable accounting principles, University and federal policies, and donor restrictions.
  • Direct the annual budget and planning process for the Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence division, including modeling, developing, forecasting, reporting, and monitoring all financial activity. This includes residential housing and Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) housing operations, contract negotiations and lease agreements with appropriate University offices.
  • Co-develop, model, and manage a sophisticated strategy that projects multi-year housing revenues and expenditures.
  • Manage performance of unit-level employees performing business operations functions.
  • Serve as the divisional liaison and representative for Human Resource needs, questions and functions related to recruitment, hiring, payroll, merit review, and the disciplinary process, etc.
  • Direct division IT strategy and supervise and prioritize work for a business analyst and an IT specialist in a dotted-line capacity.
  • Oversee compliance with University policies in partnership with the SAIE leadership team.
  • Lead SAIE policy review and compliance initiatives for employees and students, including updating and disseminating the SAIE Handbook.
  • Partner with the VC of SAIE and Institutional Research to oversee SAIE assessment and planning initiatives and develop associated schedules and timelines.
  • Develop comprehensive internal control systems and provide training to Division employees.
  • Establish a protocol and ongoing schedule for departmental program review.
  • Serve as a Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence representative and liaison to the following offices: central Budget and Planning, Shared Services, Controller, Human Resources, Student Financial Services, Food Service, Advancement, Facilities, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, Financial Aid, ID Card Office, DUIT, Bursars Office, Registrars Office and others as assigned.
  • Oversee contract review and routing process for SAIE contracts.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion through involvement and participation in university/division-wide projects and initiative.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the values of Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence and passion for enhancing the student experience.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership, management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced ability to visualize, articulate, and solve problems quantitatively and qualitatively individually and in collaboration and to make sound decisions based on available information.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong compliance and internal control orientation.
  • Capacity to address complex issues with creative solutions.
  • Experience in planning, organizing, and managing processes that bring about the successful completion of specific deliverables.
  • Excellent computer skills, including facility with Excel, including ability to create visualizations and pivot tables.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university
  • 7+ years of progressive work experience in business or administration management to include experience in financial management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in business, finance, accounting, higher education, law, or related field
  • Experience with budget operations in a higher education setting
  • Proficiency with Banner software
  • Familiarity with generally accepted accounting practices
  • Prior experience at a college or university setting
  • Work Schedule
    Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evenings, weekends and holidays as required.

    Application Deadline
    For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 20, 2022

    Special Instructions
    Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

    Salary Grade Number:
    The salary grade for the position is 15.

    Salary Range:
    The salary range for this position is $110,000-$130,000.

    The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

    The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

    Please include the following documents with your application:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter

    The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

    All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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