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Director, Business Operations - University Information Systems
The Director of Business Operations assists the UIS Senior Leadership team in the operations and strategic planning of the UIS Department and directs the budget planning, fiscal and resource planning/administration, policy administration, and coordination and negotiation of activities with other University departments and administration. Duties include but are not limited to:
Serves as the senior advisor to the UIS Senior leadership team on all matters of the UIS budget to include acquisition strategy, year-to-year budget formulation strategies (CAPEX and OPEX), budget execution/reporting, reinvestment strategy, and tracking of progress of high priority projects.
Assists the UIS Senior Leadership Team in the operations and strategic planning of the UIS Department and directs the budget planning, fiscal and resource planning/administration, policy administration, and coordination and negotiation of activities with other University departments and administration.
Collaborates with other information services staff and other departments in in making investment decision that align with our mission, funding, and acquisition strategy.
Oversees and directs business process reviews, including resource allocation and cost analysis.
Provides mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance.
Works with UIS Senior leadership to identify, develop and implement operational business plans, monitor and track key metrics, and assist in the decision making of the department.
Participates in departmental strategic planning, ensuring that the developed goals align with the University's goals as well as identifies and seizes opportunities to improve fiscal and operational performance of the department.
Supervises two Business Officers; provides support in managing fiscal close for University Information Services.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned or directed.
Possess a bachelor's degree or higher with a major in computer science, information technology, business or public administration, or related disciplines.
Minimum 5-7 years of progressive responsible work experience including solid theoretical and practical knowledge of managing administrative operations with a focus on budgets and staffing.
Superior communication and presentation skills.
Strong project/personnel management interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of the principles, practices and processes involved in strategic planning and in implementing a strategic plan, in order to lead and guide staff in creating short- and long-term plans.
In-depth knowledge and experience in designing and implementing organization-wide policies and strategies.
5-7 years of experience in general management as it relates to Administrative Services, Finance, Budget, and Accounting.
Skill in solving problems, making decisions and working under pressure.
Aptitude for interpersonal communications and negotiations.
Master's degree preferred.
Experience in the following desired: strategic planning, budget formulation, health care, higher education, government, or related industry; information systems management.
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