Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university. It has revolutionized higher education in the U.S. and continues to bring knowledge and discoveries to the world. Hopkins is evolving, and so is its impact. 555 Pennsylvania (555 Penn) is Johns Hopkins University's new home in Washington, D.C. State-of-the-art facilities will enhance students' learning experience and encourage new levels of collaboration across every program. It will be a space for the entire community to innovate, influence, and advance humanity and will ultimately provide a gateway for every division within the university to contribute to the intellectual life and policy activities within the nation's capital.
555 Penn's state-of-the-art facilities will enhance the student experience, bringing all of JHU's previous DC-based graduate programming under one roof. Graduate programs will be offered at 555 Penn by the School of Advanced International Studies, the Carey Business School, and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. 555 Penn will also provide the space, connections, and access for all Hopkins stakeholders to expand their offerings, including programs like the Johns Hopkins Congressional Briefing Series, the Johns Hopkins Health Policy Forum, and the Johns Hopkins Briefing. Other marquee initiatives at the university will also develop programming at 555 Penn, and it will provide a space to develop creative thought leadership opportunities.
JHU's new space at 555 Penn will allow for new levels of collaboration that go beyond Hopkins. Faculty, students, and alumni will benefit from the open exchange of ideas with global leaders, national policymakers, visionary entrepreneurs, and other notable change makers. 555 Penn provides JHU with strategic positioning that will ensure global dialogue and democracy are informed by the university's evidence-based research.
We are seeking a Sr Director, Finance & Administration 555 Penn (SDFA), also known as a Divisional Business Officer (DBO), will serve as the chief financial officer and the chief administrative officer for the 555 Penn building. As the Executive Director's strategic partner and trusted advisor, this position provides financial and operational leadership in this exceptional, high-profile building at one of the world's preeminent research universities.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Under general direction of 555 Penn's Executive Director, and with a secondary reporting relationship to the university's Senior VP for Finance and Administration, the SDFA plans, organizes, directs, and strategically manages the administrative and financial operations of the building.
555 Penn is a university building that is not owned by any one of the university's divisions. The physical asset will be managed by the SDFA in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate (JHFRE) department. This coordination will include planning, budgeting, expense management, operational services, and maintenance activities. A property management firm, with a dual reporting relationship to JHFRE and the SDFA, will oversee routine building services, engineering services, and maintenance activities.
Together with the Executive Director and in collaboration with the heads of the University's academic divisions, the SDFA defines strategic objectives for 555 Penn and ensures that all tactical plans are established and implemented. The SDFA leads the development of the annual operating and capital budgets and five-year financial plan and presents this plan to university and divisional leadership.
The SDFA has Operating Responsibility for 555 Penn's
Physical property management.
Information technology services.
Events management (Conference Center, theater, other spaces).
Human resources (for the 555 Penn staff).
Central scheduling operation.
Crisis management, business continuity, and risk management.
The SDFA has a dotted-line relationship for 555 Penn's security, Sheridan Library, and the Student Health and Wellbeing operations.
The SDFA is responsible for the development of comprehensive budgets, timely financial reporting, and accurate financial projections during the fiscal year. The position oversees the monitoring and controlling of all 555 Penn expenditures and is also responsible for timely financial transactions and guaranteeing that financial statements are accurate, governed by a comprehensive set of financial policies and controls that ensure quality. The annual budget process includes determination of annual tenant rent and the divisional allocation of 555 Penn costs, as well as communication of these allocations to divisional leadership.
The SDFA will develop and implement robust analytical tools and dashboards to measure and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of 555 Penn operations.
In coordination with central Human Resources, the SDFA will ensure that 555 Penn implements and models good human capital practices especially in the areas of performance management, engagement, professional development, compensation administration, and talent acquisition for its administrative staff.
The incumbent will lead, serve on, or support various committees that will be established related to building operations and/or the advancement of interdisciplinary initiatives that are enabled by the 555 Penn building.
The SDFA manages
The contracted property management team, in partnership with JHFRE.
The facility operations supervisor and associated staff.
Financial operations, in coordination with JHU's central budget office.
The IT Director and associated staff.
The contracted events management team.
HR services, in coordination with University Administration.
The central scheduling staff person.
The position has 5 direct and approximately 40 indirect staff reports.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Administration, or a related field; Master's degree strongly preferred.
Ten plus years of progressively responsible financial and business operations experience, preferably in a large and complex organization.
Strong analytical skills to evaluate operational and financial data.
Demonstrated leadership, planning, change management, and process improvement skills.
Strong supervisory abilities and proven experience in managing and developing high performance teams within a dynamic organization.
Possess a leadership style that works in collaboration with a wide variety of constituencies, building good working relationships using excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, tact, and persuasion.
Ability to inspire trust and work collegially and transparently with faculty members, staff, school and campus officers, university administrators, students, benefactors, and business partners.
Unquestionable integrity, strong work ethic and resiliency.
Classified Title: Sr. Director Finance & Administration
Working Title: Sr. Director Finance & Administration, 555 Penn
Role/Level/Range: L/05/LH Starting Salary Range: $123,590(min.)- $170,020(mid.)-$216,450(max.)- Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: District of Columbia Department name: ???????Provost and Sr VP for Acdmc Affs Off of Personnel area: University Administration
Total Rewards The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University's good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/
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