The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the intellectual and cultural heart of the University of Delaware. We emphasize both the enduring value of a liberal education and the importance of cultivating new and emerging fields of knowledge and artistic expression. Members of our college are dedicated artists, scholars, scientists and professionals, who teach, mentor and advise while creating new knowledge. We foster excellence in scholarship, creative work and public service, educating students to be thoughtful, ethical and engaged leaders. We offer broad and balanced undergraduate, graduate and professional education programs. We engage with local, national and global communities to understand and address their needs, and to share the insights and results of our academic and creative work.
Under the limited direction of the Dean, the Senior Business Officer serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the College of Arts and Sciences, and serves as a key member of the CAS senior leadership team. The Senior Business Officer oversees and directs the implementation of the interest, operations, and priorities of the Dean and the College. S/he provides direction and management of administrative and business services to include accounting, finance and analytics, a budget in excess of $225MM, space and facilities planning, grant administration, construction/renovations, and information technology. The Senior Business Officer defines and directs strategies in these functional areas ensuring consistency with the broad strategic goals of the college. The Senior Business Officer is responsible for significant contributions to institutional planning and to operational strategies The Senior Business Officer regularly consults with the Director of Administration, Director of Communications, Deputy Dean, four Associate Deans, and Assistant Dean in order to ensure operational efficiency. The Sr Business Officer collaborates with the HR Manager on human resources related activities.
College’s Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the day-to-day implementation and management of the College’s operations. At the Dean's direction, works collaboratively with CAS Senior Leadership in developing and implementing policies and procedures consistent with those of the University, ensuring the efficient operation of the College.
Collaborates with the HR Manager on management of human resources related activities for the college.
Supervises the Director of Financial Operations who has oversight of four staff members who are a part of the CAS Finance and Analytics team and responsible for the administration, management, and execution of a $225MM annual budget, based on the Dean's allocation decisions.
Supervises the Director of College Facilities Planning who is responsible for directing space utilization and space planning within the College, which include over forty buildings encompassing over 570,000 net square feet of space.
Supervises the Director of Computing Operations who is responsible for the management of all Information Technology support for the arts, humanities, and social sciences portfolios, web development initiatives, and desktop operations.
Serves as the College ombudsman, acting as the Dean's facilitator/mediator, assisting the Deputy Dean and Associate Deans in the resolution of routine and highly sensitive issues and concerns. Active participant in the development and implementation of CAS’s overall strategic objectives, priorities, plans, and initiatives.
Supervises assigned staff; assigns work and special projects; monitors workload and productivity; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance; promotes staff training and development, makes recommendations for internal personnel actions; provides assistance in analyzing and resolving complex issues.
Provides requisite oversight and management for all Dean-level assessments (Peer Evaluation, Contract Renewals, Sabbatical requests, etc.). Advises Dean, Associate Deans, and department chairs on the application and implementation of important tenured, track-track, and continuing track faculty life cycle actions.
Ensures proper internal controls are in place for all applicable administrative functions. Acts as a critical conduit of information between the Dean, Deputy Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, staff/faculty and University support and service units.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting/finance, public administration, or related field, and eight to ten years of progressively responsible administrative experience, preferably in higher education, including direct managerial, supervisory, and leadership sagacity. Master’s degree preferred.
Strategic vision and operational knowledge, with integrated planning skills and the ability to remain flexible and adaptable, revising strategies as necessary. Ability to translate vision into actionable, quantitative plans with targeted outcomes. Must be able to drive projects and plans to successful conclusion.
Effective interpersonal, communication, and analytic skills. Ability to develop and manage key relationships and create networks of people to accomplish objectives.
Commitment to issues of diversity and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to adjust rapidly and effectively in a constantly changing job environment.
Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports, investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions, perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects, make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Ability to apply advanced techniques in spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Unquestioned personal and professional integrity.
TO?APPLY: For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit the UDJOBS website at www.udel.edu/udjobs Job ID 106256 .
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