The Associate Dean for Administration reports to the Dean of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and serves as a senior leader on the Dean's Leadership Team. This position develops strategies, designs processes, and provides support for all matters related to finance and business administration. This role provides strategic advice to leaders across the Institute to proactively solve problems in a collaborative manner. This position oversees the following units: Business Services, Research Administration, Human Resources and represents the division to campus central business and HR offices.
Directs division business operations and is responsible for administrative, financial, and operations management.
10% Serves as the primary business advisor, liaison, and partner to divisional leadership and key stakeholder groups
20% Oversees the implementation of all operational and administrative activities
20% Develops the division's financial strategy including planning, forecasts, budgets, and cash management that focus on attaining and sustaining long-term financial equilibrium in collaboration with university leadership
10% Works with senior administrative and academic leadership to design, establish, and maintain an administrative organizational structure to effectively and efficiently accomplish goals and objectives while appropriately defining duties and mitigating risk
10% Assesses processes, staffing, and systems to identify opportunities for improvement and streamlining on a regular basis
20% Serves as a major point of contact and catalyst for problem resolution. Provides insightful and diplomatic communications
10% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Minimum - Professional experience working in an institution of higher education
Preferred - Administrative leadership experience - Experience in staff supervision, team development, and team success Experience developing and managing complex, multi-source budgets - Understanding of UW-Madison, UW System, and State of Wisconsin accounting and purchasing policies and procedures - Knowledge of extramural support management, preferably in a university setting - Proficient in use of Excel and other data management tools
Ideal candidate will have - Ability to understand and embrace the mission of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies - Significant leadership experience in large, complex organizations, including oversight of budgeting, human resources, and research programs - Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, university administrators, staff, and students - Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, work collaboratively on teams, and consult effectively and independently with all in the organization - Ability to demonstrate use of sound judgment and integrity in decision-making Experience applying strategic, creative, and systems thinking to problem-solving - Excellent written and oral communication skills including maintaining strong interpersonal relationships - Proven ability to influence, change thinking, or gain acceptance from others in sensitive situations - A growth mindset, positive attitude, and customer service leadership - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and human resources information systems. - Ability and willingness to change in an ever-changing work environment - Demonstrated evidence for and commitment to supporting Diversity, Equity, and Justice.
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $97,600 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, or a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
How to Apply:
To begin the application process, click the "apply now" button. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience, particularly as it relates to the listed qualifications, and a resume detailing your educational and professional background.
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