Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Vice Dean for Administration for SAS – Dean’s Office. This position reports to the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, with a dotted line relationship to the New Brunswick Vice Chancellor for Finance, the Vice Dean for Administration serves as the chief operating officer within the largest and most complex university unit. This position is responsible for the organization, direction, and management of all administrative and business services (including accounting, finance and budget, the administration of policies, personnel issues and programs, space and facilities planning, physical plant construction and renovations, grant administration, purchasing, information technology and computer systems, academic support, and departmental administration). With an annual operating budget of approximately $330 million, SAS has 750 full-time faculty members and 500 staff employees, and supports the education of over 20,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
As chief administrative and financial officer, the Vice Dean oversees thirteen direct reports and has general oversight and accountability for the work of an additional 150 administrative staff in academic departments whose major role is the performance of business functions. The Vice Dean has overall responsibility for the School budget of approximately $470 million.
Joining SAS during a time of transformation and innovation, the successful candidate is a strong, strategic partner to the Executive Dean and senior leadership team.
Demonstrates a record of successful organizational decision-making and experience managing within a complex university, nonprofit, or business environment.
Oversee human resources operations relating to SAS faculty and staff; Liaise with University Human Resources and Academic Labor Relations in faculty and staff matters to ensure SAS policies and practices are aligned with University goals.
Determines appropriate funding for technology initiatives necessary to meet the teaching, administration, and research needs of the School.
Establishes and maintains policies and procedures affecting the operation and support of SAS buildings and related facilities services.
Facilitates communication between Directors of Administration and other areas of responsibility to ensure the timely dissemination of information. By building and maintaining effective relationships and communication with departmental faculty and staff, understand departmental missions and operations.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree is required.
A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in financial operations and analysis, experience managing human resources processes and practices, a demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity, and a strong grasp of technology are required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be a thoughtful, articulate, inspiring leader who works collaboratively with others across both SAS and Rutgers.
Creative, highly analytical individual with strong abstract reasoning skills who can relate well to people at all levels of the organization, demonstrating excellent communication and active listening skills.
Experience in helping to shape and drive ideas forward while simultaneously managing a staff and School toward desired outcomes.
Consensus builder who understands the importance of cultivating a congenial and cooperative working environment, someone who can bend when appropriate yet be firm and decisive when necessary.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Graduate degree in finance, business administration, law or a related area is preferred.
Rutgers and SAS financial, HR, Facilities, EOSHI, etc systems.
MS Office, Tableau, Outlook, Project Management software, etc.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Regular travel using personal vehicle to all RU-NB campuses.
Travel to other RU campuses and occasional domestic and international travel.
Must be able to climb stairs
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 19ST4050
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 100683
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.