Assistant Department Chair for Finance and Administration
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
October 17, 2017
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Vacancy ID: NF0002758
Salary Range: Dependent on qualifications
The Department of Biostatistics (BIOS) is internationally recognized as a leader in Biostatistics research and training. It is one of eight departments in the Gillings School of Global Public Health whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of the population. This mission is accomplished through the interaction of teaching, research and service. The department is one of the largest, most complex departments on campus, for FY16, Biostatistics was 7th in research funding at UNC Chapel Hill and currently has almost 300 employees. The total operating budget is $30 million. The Department has 49 EHRA and EHRA Non-Faculty members, 72 permanent staff members and 145 temporary employees. The Department has 193 students (144 graduate students and 49 undergraduate students). The Department of Biostatistics is housed in three different locations: administrative and faculty offices, including a suite of offices for graduate students in McGavran-Greenberg Hall, the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) at CVS Plaza building and the Carolina Survey Research Laboratory (CSRL) at Bolin Creek Center.
This position is responsible for managing the department’s overall budget, planning and reporting on financial issues. The position is responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant external and University policies related to business practices, research practices and human resources. The position is responsible for oversight of departmental administrative staff and services including IT and space management. This position also provides administrative guidance and supervision to the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) Business Manager and accounting personnel at the CSCC. The position reports to the department Chair, but serves the needs of department faculty in support of their research, academic and service missions.
Education and Experience:
Extensive management background in a large organization; solid, demonstrated leadership capability; superior financial management and analytical skills; comprehensive knowledge and understanding of academic research administration and outstanding, effective written and verbal communication skills with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Skills and knowledge include: capability to lead a team and produce results; proficiency in setting organizational priorities and goals for the business office; interpersonal skills to be used in working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders; strong focus on customer service and experience with continuous improvement; experience in short-and long-term planning; working knowledge of Federal, State and University regulatory requirements governing grants; demonstrated proficiency in pre- and post-awarded processes; strong financial skills with a variety of fund types including state, F&A, trust and grants; adaptive and effective utilization of information systems; ability to handle sensitive situations with discretion; and experience with effective management and supervision of staff.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 129246
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