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Assistant Dean of Administrative Affairs/CFO
Helena College University of Montana in Helena, Montana
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Date Posted 08/17/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Reporting to the Dean/CEO, the Assistant Dean of Administrative Affairs is the College’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a member of the Dean/CEO’s Executive Cabinet. This is a leadership position responsible for efficiently and effectively organizing, developing and administering the comprehensive administrative services of the institution. The departments supervised by this position within the Division of Administrative Affairs include business/fiscal services, physical plant/facilities, information technology services, budget/procurement, human resources, and retail services. The Assistant Dean/CFO must relate well to the diversity of faculty, staff and students, and to the unique needs of the College. The Assistant Dean/CFO must be committed to shared governance, team work, and creative leadership. The most sought after characteristics of this position’s leadership requirements include sound judgment, flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness, and excellent communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications Include:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution is required, preferably in a related field such as an MBA, education or educational administration, economics, finance, etc.;

  • Five years of professional experience with progressively increasing responsibilities in areas such as finance, organizational management, education administration, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop, analyze and implement effective and innovative budget, financial and administrative strategies;

  • Demonstrated experience using current GASB practices.

  • Evidence of being innovative and creative, particularly related to solving complex business and financial problems that lead to cost-savings, revenue generation, or other types of innovation;

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other executives and leaders to achieve organizational goals;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Administrative/executive work experience in higher education, preferably in 2 year/or community college;

  • Experience overseeing complex financial and business operations and/or programs;

  • Senior level experience in finance and administrative services with a demonstrated record of technical expertise and fiscal management;

  • Experience directing the deployment of information technology systems, infrastructure, and services;

  • Knowledge and use of continuous quality improvement principles in organizations;

  • Experience with financial forecasting and financial reporting skills;

  • Experience with strategic and operational plan development, deployment and evaluation;

  • Knowledge of and experience with collective bargaining processes and unions;

  • Experience with facilities planning, physical plant maintenance and management, capital programs, and deferred maintenance;

  • Understanding of principles and practices of governmental purchasing, procurement and material management; and

  • Knowledge of and experience with risk management practices and procedures.

A complete position description can be requested at hchumanresources@helenacollege.edu.

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