Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations (Director) for the Department of Psychology. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Psychology and utilizes a hands-on approach to serve as the Department's (and all affiliate programs) Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. The Director works with the faculty leadership and staff in developing and implementing the financial and administrative structure of the Department. Responsible areas include but are not limited to the SAS Psychology Department (multiple locations) and Child Care Centers.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides financial oversight and oversees the department's/program's financial services activities including but not limited to planning, budgeting, reconciliation, and stewardship of a $20M budget.
Provides financial advice and insight to the Chair, supervises staff, and represents the Chair, program directors, and the department/programs on a variety of committees and work groups.
Responsible for all departmental/programmatic HR/Personnel functions (approximately $9.4M total faculty/staff payroll, including 36 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 9 non-tenured faculty, approximately 23 PTLs and graduate students), facilities management, and oversight of administering the undergraduate and graduate academic programs.
Works with the appropriate faculty committees, department staff and Dean's Office personnel on the financial aspects of space planning, facilities safety and security, oversight of technical support staff and IT services.
Participates in increased transactional work within the business and administrative aspects of the department during times of staff transitions/vacancies, new system implementations, special projects etc.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor’s degree in human resources, accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
Also requires a minimum of five years relevant experience in a financial/operations function, (preferably in higher education or in a research environment).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires excellent spoken and written communication skills, project management, time management, interpersonal skills.
Advanced computer literacy, including high level of competency with Microsoft Office functions.
Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Must be able to work independently, and maintain a high level of confidentiality, as the position requires exposure to confidential data and personnel related information.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.
Experience with high level strategic/financial planning, grant development, grant budget management, and grant reporting preferred.
Experience with Rutgers online systems or similar systems used in higher education environments. Graduate degree is preferred (ie. MBA, MS, MSW, MPA, PhD. etc.)
The position will regularly use conventional office equipment, including telephone, a fax/copy machine, and computer equipment and software, including email
Microsoft Office, Adobe, Discoverer/Tableau, REX, Oracle, SciQuest, Travel and Expense Reimbursement, HCM, RAPPS, ECRT, and numerous other online accounting, business, and related applications.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position is a high level administrative role and requires critical thinking as well as autonomy.
Ability to travel to all RU-NB campuses; some additional travel may be required.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 19ST1685
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 85619
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.