The Director, Financial Operations in the division of Graduate, Online and Professional Studies (GPS) works closely with the Vice Provost and Associate Dean to develop and manage the financial operations and contracts within the Division. The principal function of this position is to assist in the planning, organizing, managing, reporting and controlling of financial operations within the division. The Director is responsible for fiscal, procurement, vendor relations, and any financial or financially-related services that support the division in achieving superior performance and customer service.
Financial Operations: Ensuring the fiscal processes of GPS are aligned with the demands of University policies, procedures and business systems and to ensure an efficient, customer-focused organization.
Reporting: Accurate, timely, actionable financial and management information development and reporting including overall division budget and individual unit and/or project-based budgets.
Procurement, Vendor Relations, and Business Services: Processes administration and interfaces with financial systems ensuring compliance with University and State guidelines.
Contracts: Develops strong knowledge of collective bargaining agreements of staff within the division to ensure management compliance with negotiated agreements.
Master’s degree in business or a related field from an accredited institution and 7 years related work experience; or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in business administration, financial management or directly related field and a minimum of 10 successful years’ experience in a similar business management position(s), including finance, budget, procurement and business operations
1+ years of experience with budget development and monitoring
Excellent organizational skills and a superior ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Strong human relations/customer service skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies
Ability to exercise leadership and set a positive example for other work groups and department members in meeting department goals
A solid working knowledge of various computer systems/programs appropriate for administrative management of Facilities Management. Skilled in the use of budget software and database systems
Knowledge of and experience in higher education, especially public higher education
Experience with the State of Massachusetts regulations, policies and procedures or MCPPO Certification
Knowledge of and experience in public finance
Strong HR generalist, labor and employee relations experience in a union environment
Record of ongoing professional development and personal growth
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a cover letter and resume with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.
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