The Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration provides leadership and direction to the fiscal and administrative operations within the Charles J. Widger School of Law (Law School), serving as the Chief Operations Officer for the Law School. The Assistant Dean serves as a principal advisor to the Dean and Vice Dean, and collaborates with other members of the Law School leadership team, conducting analysis, creating proposals, and developing systems to secure and enhance the use of financial, staffing, physical plant, and administrative resources in support of the school's mission. The Assistant Dean assumes responsibility for functions and projects as delegated by the Dean, assumes a significant role in rethinking the administrative functions at the Law School, and serves as a member of the Dean's management team for the Law School.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for the Law School operating budget, including overseeing administration of financial resources, budget planning, and developing and implementing plans for cost effective use of resources. Oversees the Law School budget and projections processes including instructional, restricted, operating, and capital/facilities budgetsand continually monitors resources and mitigates risk factors with long-term resource planning initiatives. Conveys information about the Law Schools resources, operations, and planning to appropriate constituents through reporting processes.
Serves as the primary Law School liaison to Human Resources/Office of the Provost on hiring matters and provides support to hiring managers and supervisors. Responsible for Human Resource management for administrative employees, including the annual performance evaluation and merit raise program for non-faculty employees. Develops job descriptions, staffing proposals, and provides oversight to all Law School hiring processes and salary/equity matters.
Leads all physical plant planning and enhancement efforts, in collaboration with Facilities Management. Responsible for space management, physical plant maintenance and improvements.
Responsible for functions and projects as delegated by the Dean, assumes a significant role in rethinking the administrative functions at the Law School, and serves as a member of the Deans management team for the Law School.
Responsible for management of contracting, insurance, risk waivers, and related matters, including interfacing with the office of Insurance and Risk Management and the General Counsel.
Works with other departments at Villanova University, including the Office of the Provost, Financial Affairs/Budget, Controllers Office, Facilities Management, Human Resources, Procurement, Insurance and Risk Management, General Counsel, and UNIT, ensuring open communication and full support of and compliance with university-wide initiatives, policies, procedures, and protocols.
J.D., M.B.A., M.A. or other relevant advanced degree.
Significant and progressively more responsible administrative and management experience, including planning and budget responsibilities, preferable in legal or higher education, or in a legal organization.
Strong financial management skills with a proven track record for successfully delivering results oriented programs.
Experience in handling strategic human resource issues.
At least seven years of relevant broad-ranging operations and finance experience within a business, academic, or non-profit environment.
Strong presentation skills and excellent interpersonal, planning and writing skills, and must be a team player and coalition builder.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills, including initiative, judgment, and creativity required to lead a multi-disciplinary team; that are financially savvy and diplomatic; that possess a track record of success through influence; and have an appreciation for building strong partnerships.
Must be a motivator and self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment.
Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse population of faculty, students and staff, and being committed to a culture of professionalism with a customer service focus.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours
Special Message to Applicants
Posting Date: 08/06/2018
Closing Date (12am ET):
Open Until Filled:
Salary Posting Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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