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Iowa State University Director of Divisional Business Administration in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Director of Divisional Business Administration

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:Experience in higher education

Leadership experience in business operations, including strategic planning, budgeting, and financial accountability

Experience building and managing an array of effective working relationships

Experience identifying and initiating new business and/or revenue-generating opportunities

Job Description:

The Senior Vice President for Operations and Finance at Iowa State University seeks an innovative, creative and collaborative thought leader for its Director of Divisional Business Administration.

This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Operations and Finance and leads, oversees, and advises on divisional financial, budgetary, auxiliary services, and resource planning. Conducts high-level comparative analyses and research, and provides recommendations to senior management. Tracks trends, develops long-range divisional and strategic planning, and manages special projects. Collaborates with other finance cabinet members to coordinate and promote effective and efficient fiscal responsibility and accountability. Serves as a member of the senior level divisional team, the operations and finance colleagues group, the institutional budget management team, and represents the division on university-wide committees and ad-hoc projects as assigned by the SVP.

This position manages the daily functions of the division office, delegates work for efficient office operations and oversees the standard office operating procedures. The Director of Divisional Business Administration will hire, supervise, train, and delegate work to staff and student employees. . Provides guidance on divisional diversity and inclusion tactics; and outlines training expectations.

The scope of responsibilities for this position significantly and directly influences the division's mission. The Operations & Finance Division employs more than 1,200 staff and students with operating and capital expenditures of $300 million for the last fiscal year. All institutional expenditures, revenues and transfers are transacted through the division; for the last full fiscal year, institutional revenues and expenditures totaled $1.5 billion.

The Division includes seven units: Facilities Planning & Management; Environmental Health & Safety; Budget, Institutional Financial Strategy & Treasury; Central Finance and Finance Delivery; Payroll, Tax & Benefits; Public Safety and Risk Management; and Specialty Business Services & Cultural Arts.

The Divisional Business and Operations Officer possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills, including high-level tact and diplomacy; analytical and problem solving skills; and high degrees of ethical decision-making, judgement, initiative, and original thinking skills. This position is responsible for stewarding the division’s commitment to building a positive, productive and healthy work environment; providing exceptional service to campus; and demonstrating a personal commitment to service and effective business processes.

Leveling Guidelines

• May provide input into the strategic planning process

• Operationalizes annual goals and objectives from strategic plan with department(s) to develop annual departmental objective and action plans

• Develops and recommends institution policy within area of functional or operational expertise

• Scope of influence may be a function, a large sub function, or multiple sub functions

• Manages staff and sets priorities for department(s)

• Typically has sufficient staff to have multiple Managers or Supervisors as direct reports

• Has full management responsibility for direct reports, specifically the authority to hire, fire, and counsel

• Understands key drivers of financial performance for operational areas

• Provides substantial input to the budgeting process

• Responsible for budgetary decisions according to guidelines within functional area

• Recommends financial decisions that impact area of responsibility

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS812

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: January 5, 2022

Posting Close Date:February 3, 2022

Job Requisition Number:R7193

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