Work Location Detail Ross Hall, 2300 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Assigned Organizational Area: Medical Center
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Senior Management
Posting Number: Staff - 001361
Working Title: Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 0
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Job Open Date: 06/27/2012
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:
Job Vacancy Anouncement Information
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 employees. The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication, respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.
Job Description Summary:
The Associate Dean for Finance and Administration is the chief financial officer and the senior advisor to the Dean on all fiscal and administrative matters as well as mission program development issues. With a dual reporting relationship to the Dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and to the Associate Vice President for Financial Management of the University, the Associate Dean will serve as the principal business officer of SMHS responsible for planning, organizing, evaluating, and monitoring its financial functions to ensure that the academic and administration needs of the school are being met. This includes providing strategic direction and ensuring the appropriate and ongoing support and resources are being made available to carry out the medical education programs, research, and other strategic opportunities as directed by the Dean. This position will work closely and in concert with the other associate deans, department chairs, Office of the Vice President for Research, as well as the university-affiliated physician faculty practice plan (MFA) and university-affiliated hospital (GW Hospital) on financial matters affecting SMHS.
A Masters degree in a related area or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required.
Ten years of relevant experience, to include a minimum of ten years of senior management experience is required.
Senior management experience within a medical school, major research university and/or academic medical center.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible accounting, budget and financial administration, planning and management experience, to include at least five years in business, finance and/or public accounting is highly desirable.
A solid understanding of internal control concepts and their implementation and management within a complex business environment is necessary.
Previous experience in higher education, academic medicine and/or health care is highly desirable.
Three years of project management experience, that includes development of financial plans, budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management principles and procedures, skill in examining and reengineering operations and procedures, formulating policy and development and implementing new strategies and procedures and resource management, is preferred.
Demonstrated experience and success in leading change initiatives. Proficiency with a personal computer to include word processing, working with databases, and spreadsheet applications is necessary.
Advanced skill using accounting/financial software applications, Crystal Reporting Software, BANNER, and Oracle Financials are desirable
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Strategic Development: Develop business plans associated with new programs, services and strategic initiatives, facilitating timely and fiscally responsible execution. Identify, implement, and consistently measure the effectiveness of business strategies, processes, and systems.
Efficiency assurance: Streamline operational/administrative processes to gain greater efficiencies. Develop performance measures to monitor efficiency.
Finance: Preserve and enhance SMHSs financial assets, including controls and management reporting. Oversee consolidated budget, capital plan, annual capital budget, fund application, expenditures, and compliance. Effectively manage and allocate SMHS reserves and endowment funds. Develop capital plans and annual capital budgets to support School construction and renovation. Develop and analyze models for new algorithms for the operating budget and for negotiations with department chairs, divisions within the university, and other areas as necessary. Negotiate and manage the flow of funds between the University and SMHS as necessary for successful completion of operating and capital budgets.
Entrepreneurship: Demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovative approach to resource management. Serve as a strong, persuasive advocate for the School in ongoing resource discussions for system support. Understand mission based budgeting and serve as the financial liaison with entity partners and or affiliates in refining methodologies used for financing the academic mission.
Relationship management: Develop strong business relationships internally and externally in order to manage existing business relations and identify new business opportunities that will enhance the Schools financial performance.
Oversee the development of internal programs and policies, and setting standards for carrying out University personnel compensation plans and develop new models to support the recruitment, retention, and productivity of faculty and staff. Oversee the ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of the compensation plan.
Information Technology: Ensure the provision of highest quality information technology support to support all academic and administration efforts.
Research Administration Accounting: Oversee the financial reporting of SMHS research, including accurate accounting of all indirect and direct research funds and expenditures. Adhere to the University polices regarding research administration.
Negotiations and Contracts: Develop and negotiate the financial component of inter-entity agreements between the SMHS and its hospitals and the university-affiliated physician faculty practice plan (MFA) as directed by the Dean. Develop and negotiate financially related terms for contracts with the University, affiliated partners and/or external entities as directed by the Dean. Work with the Office of General Counsel (OGC) and other content experts in providing timely information for completion of contracts. Represent the School of Medicine on various University committees. Maintain possession of all SMHS contracts and maintain responsibility for centralizing electronic storage of contracts.
Planning and Analysis: Participate in and support strategic planning efforts within SMHS especially with the provision of the associated resource requirements, implementation of information/management structures, systems, and processes needed to support long-range plans. Provide analytical and planning expertise in support of administrative, financial and program development activities in support of SMHS strategic planning. Develop business plans, pro-formas and financial models associated with existing and new programs, services and strategic initiatives, facilitating timely and fiscally responsible execution. Identify, implement, and consistently measure the effectiveness of business strategies, processes and systems.
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Do you have a Masters degree in a related area, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience?
- Do you have at least ten years of relevant experience, to include a minimum of ten years of senior management experience?
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2
- Letter of Recommendation 3
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.