Associate Dean, Administrative Affairs--CAO

Columbia University

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 23, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Columbia Universitys Graduate School of Journalism is seeking an experienced senior administrator and member of the senior management team. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs acts as the Schools chief administrative officer. The incumbent has overall responsibility for financial and administrative services, including budget development, financial management and reporting, strategic financial planning, fiscal operations and auditing, human resources, capital projects, facilities, and technology management. She/he works closely with the Dean and other senior staff to sustain the momentum for new and ongoing initiatives and direct an administrative and financial infrastructure that strengthens and supports the Schools mission of educating future leaders of journalism. She/he plays an active role in advancing the Schools strategic plan, in creating and implementing policies and procedures, and in serving as liaison to the larger campus administration.

The major responsibilities of the Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs, who heads a total staff of approximately 22 with six direct reports, additionally include, but are not limited to: 

  •    Budget preparation, oversight, and ongoing monitoring
  •    Financial analysis, scenario-building, and planning to support the Schools strategic plan 
  •    Accounting management and reporting
  •    Fiscal operations, auditing and compliance
  •    Administration of grants and contracts
  •    Human resources management, including interfacing with the Universitys central  administration
  •    Continuous improvement of technology infrastructure serving both academic and administrative functions

   Facilities and space utilization

The Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs is responsible for developing and supporting a quality service orientation and ethic in all these areas. She/he must bring demonstrated technical knowledge and financial expertise and must participate actively in planning and policy decision-making.

Qualified candidates will have a successful record of leadership in a senior administrative position, with demonstrated expertise in financial, human resources, facilities, and technology management and a commitment to provide quality service in a complex and changing environment. 

Bachelors degree and a minimum of 810 years of related experience are required. An advanced degree is highly desirable. 

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Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a community diverse in every way: race, ethnicity, geography, religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and more.

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