Chief Financial Officer - School Of Education

University Of Wisconsin Madison Madison , WI 53706

Posted 2 weeks ago

The School of Education has earned an international reputation for excellence in academic programs, research, scholarship, and artistic production, and collaborations and partnerships on campus, and in local, state, national and international communities. The faculty, staff, and students justifiably take great pride in the work and the associated impact produced as a School. At the same time, we have continually sought ways to strengthen our work to have an even greater impact, and to ensure we are putting our resources to the best use.

In the spirit of finding better ways to support its mission, the School of Education seeks a seasoned, innovative financial professional who can oversee the development and execution of a creative and transparent budget model and processes that will result in the effective use of all resources available within the school and the development of new resources to strengthen our work. The School currently has a budget of approximately $135 million, with $80 million of that due to the work within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

As is now common for state funded higher education, we anticipate that additional funding from the State of Wisconsin will be limited, so the successful candidate will use financial forecasting to develop an overall budget model that leverages our ability to generate additional resources in addition to maximizing the traditional sources of state funding and tuition. Working closely with the Dean and in concert with the short and long-term goals of the School, the Chief Financial Officer will oversee the development of budgets for each unit within the School, collaboratively determine and apply metrics for the assessment of the unit's use of resources, and work closely with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance for the University of Wisconsin-Madison to ensure transparency and accountability that is consistent with the University's financial initiatives. Because research and fee for service plays such a large role in achieving the mission of the School, the Chief Financial Officer will work with leadership to build the research and fee for service portfolios. Toward that end, the Chief Financial Officer will work closely with the Associate Dean for Research and the Director of the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research.

Finally, the Chief Financial Officer will supervise the Associate Dean for Administration who has managerial oversight for the day to day operation of the School, including facilities, human resources, and business services.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

An advanced degree in business, finance, management, accounting or a related field is strongly preferred, a bachelor's degree is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

  • At least seven years of finance and accounting experience, ideally with direct responsibility for financial performance, reporting, analysis, and budgeting.

  • At least four years experience in higher education or a comparable research setting, with a history of successful outcomes.

  • At least 4 years of experience as an exemplary supervisor/manager of others.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

A 12-month period of evaluation will be required.

As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description with a reasonable accommodation.

Department(s):

A170510-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/GEN ADMIN/DEAN'S OFFICE

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Negotiable

ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To Apply: Click the "Apply Now" button and submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

For your name to be kept confidential during the application process, please request confidentiality in writing with submission of application materials.

Applications are also being accepted via the search firm website available through Isaacson, Miller: www.imsearch.com/6943



icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Chief Technology Officer

University Of Wisconsin Madison

Posted 5 days ago

VIEW JOBS 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-06-20T00:00 The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is a senior leadership role within the Division of Information Technology (DoIT). DoIT is a large and complex organization that provides information technology services to UW-Madison, the UW System and other non-profit agencies. DoIT employs approximately 600 staff and has a budget of approximately $100 million. This position reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and works closely with DoIT leadership, university technology professionals and UW-Madison senior leadership. The university has three overarching goals for the technology environment and services: enabling excellence and growth in teaching, research and community engagement, driving quality and efficiency in university business operations, and effectively managing cybersecurity and compliance risk. The chief technology officer's primary responsibility is to lead the enterprise architecture functions for UW-Madison enterprise information technology, developing the strategy and processes to enable the university to meet these goals. The CTO will help the university achieve a more flexible, cohesive and agile IT infrastructure, reducing the complexity and modernizing existing systems. Using architectural models and documents, education and engagement, the CTO will demonstrate how the current and future needs of the university will be met in an efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner. By providing a collective technology vision, this position will help UW-Madison set IT priorities, allocate IT resources, and develop or evolve IT- based services. Position Duties: List of Duties 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. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion Degree and Area of Specialization: A bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study is preferred Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Required Qualifications: * Demonstrated ability to apply a broad knowledge of current and emerging technologies, technology directions and strategic application to organizational needs. * Demonstrated ability to communicate at both technical and business levels to diverse audiences, to work effectively with people from all parts of the university, and a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse groups of people to collaborate and foster a multicultural environment. * A demonstrated ability to exhibit strategic thinking -- understanding how the parts interact with the whole -- while willing and able to think through operational impacts. * At least seven years of information technology experience and deep foundational knowledge in at least three or more information technology disciplines. * Demonstrated experience in strategic and operations planning, architecture, and/or business analysis. * At least three years of leadership experience as a supervisor, program manager, or in another position directing the activities of others. * Experience successfully engaging in transformative organizational change while being sensitive to the cultural and political challenges associated with disruptive change. Preferred Qualifications: * Knowledge of infrastructure planning and operations, design, and deployment, as well as system life cycle management. * Experience managing vendor relationships to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome. Department(s): A060300-INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/CIO OFFICE Work Type: Full Time: 100% Appointment Type, Duration: Ongoing/Renewable Salary: Minimum $140,000 Maximum $216,295 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Instructions to Applicants: Please click on the "Apply Online" button to start the application process. To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should specifically address the required qualifications listed above. University Of Wisconsin Madison Madison WI

Chief Financial Officer - School Of Education

University Of Wisconsin Madison