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.
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.
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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.
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.
A170510-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/GEN ADMIN/DEAN'S OFFICE
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
ANNUAL (12 months)
Instructions to Applicants:
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