Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
Cornell Health is a fully accredited ambulatory care center with more than 200 employees, committed to providing integrated and culturally sensitive medical, mental health, health promotion and public health services for the diverse Cornell community. Cornell Health is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership in the development of integrated, cost-effective, and community-based services and campus health initiatives.
Administrative Services provides infrastructure and support to all Cornell Health departments, programs, and services. Administrative Services encompasses Health Informatics, Quality Initiatives, Communications, Facilities, Student Health Benefits, and Planning and Finance.
The Financial Services and Student Health Benefits work team manages the financial operations of Cornell Health and assists students and their families in navigating the student health plan and health fee. This includes executing and monitoring transactions for the health center, financial planning and engagement in the annual budgeting process, maintaining enrollment for the student health plan and health fee, and providing customer service to students and other stakeholders.
The Assistant Director for Finance & Health Benefits provides vision, leadership, and operational oversight for Cornell Health's Financial Services and Student Health Benefits work team. The position collaborates in the development of Cornell Health's annual budget and long-range planning, as well as partners with program areas within Cornell Health and across the university to conduct analyses and manage projects that support and implement process improvement and development of new services. The Assistant Director also manages Cornell Health's financial activities, such as: reporting processes, financial transactions, inventory tracking and reporting, contracts and vendor agreements, and overseeing customer enrollment in Cornell University's student health benefit options. As a leader within Administrative Services, this position works with other Cornell Health department leaders to understand and address their program area's operations and needs.
As a leader in Cornell Health, the successful candidate will inspire innovative thinking, empower staff to achieve excellence in their work, and demonstrate a keen understanding of business operations, and organizational systems. The Assistant Director will have strong reporting skills and experience with relational databases. This position will have strong customer service skills in navigating complex inquiries, and have demonstrated skill in collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders. As a Cornell Health staff member, success stems from collaborative and attitudinal skills that foster enthusiasm, professional and personal growth, cooperation, mutually respectful communication, flexibility, initiative and adaptability.
Bachelor's degree in applicable field and 5-7 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Demonstrated skill in project management, including synthesizing materials into proposals for strategic projects and decision support.
Experience leading complex financial and/or operational analysis.
Experience developing and monitoring budgets, and financial reporting processes.
Proven skills in written and oral communications, team-building, and supervision.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, with demonstrated expertise in the use of Excel for analyses.
Experience in health care finance/operations, especially in managing customer service and billing activities related to insurance products.
Experience with developing complex analytical models.
Understanding of state and federal laws applying to healthcare.
Formal training in project management methodology or equivalent.
Experience working in a university setting and/or working with student specific health plans/products.
Please note: There is no visa sponsorship available for this position.
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