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Director, Finance And Administration - Dept Of Biochemistry And Molecular Genetics

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University Of Colorado Aurora , CO 80041

Posted 4 months ago

Director of Finance and


Department of Biochemistryand Molecular Genetics

The University of ColoradoDenver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving morethan 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including moregraduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With oursolid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, weoffer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges.The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. Inaddition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered atCU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduatedegree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heartof downtown Denverone of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver islocated steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo Districtaffording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic,professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in healthcare and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic healthsciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region.Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research andpatient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CUAnschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blendingeducation, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategiccollaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to traveldirectly from the research bench to the patient's bedside.

The University of ColoradoAnschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinicalcare, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhancecollaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing;the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the

Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategicallylocated contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and thesoon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduatedegrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medicaldiscoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visitsannually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applicationsand formed 53 new companies since 2002.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics is seekingapplications for Director of Finance and Administration. This full-timeUniversity Staff (unclassified) position coordinatespolicies and procedures and oversees the implementation of teaching, research,and administrative programs within the Department of Biochemistry and MolecularGenetics. The Director of Finance and Administration has authority over thebusiness affairs, funds and resources of the Department. The Director ofFinance and Administration represents the Department of Biochemistry and

Molecular Genetics within the School of Medicine part of the University ofColorado Anschutz Campus providing essential communication and networking. The Director of Finance and Administrationalso provides leadership and oversight for the administrative and staff of the

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. In addition to generalsupervision by the Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics,the Director of Finance and Administration also receives direction and guidancefrom the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance.

Examples of Work Performed

Specificduties and responsibilities of the Department of Biochemistry and MolecularGenetics Director of Finance and Administration may include, but are notlimited to, the following:


  • Manages all funds of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, including State appropriations, gift and endowment funds, grant and contract funds, and grant release funds. Also manages the financial aspects of Strategic Planning, Faculty/Staff Recruitment and Investment Opportunity Analysis.

  • Prepares budgets, controls and monitors revenue and expenditure activity for each source of funds. As necessary partners with and presents to department leadership.

  • Prepares faculty salary data and sources of funds for annual salary recommendation process and responds to requests from the Department Chair and the Dean's Office for fiscal budgetary information.

  • Regularly reviews Departmental financial statements and ensures that the Department is fiscally viable.

  • Administers the flow of administrative, financial and workload statistical data and reporting for the department.


  • Administers pertinent State Fiscal Policies, State, CU School of Medicine, University of Colorado and CU Medicine rules and procedures, and applicable State and Federal laws and standards applying to business management (personnel, accounting, auditing, etc.). The Director of Finance and Administration develops, implements and enforces additional policies at the departmental level on behalf of the Chair and Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

  • Serves as a member of the School's Director of Finance and Administration Committee and represents the department on numerous task forces and committees as requested by the Dean's Office and the Department Chair.

  • Attends departmental meetings and regularly scheduled meetings with the Chair to present data and participate in discussions regarding the department.


  • Oversees and coordinates the appointment, re-appointment, promotion, tenure, retention activities and grievance procedures for faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics with appropriate campus and outside agency personnel when necessary.

  • Serves as a business and administrative resource for individual faculty members relative to all faculty affairs. Information requests by individual faculty members will be coordinated and processed through the Chair's office.

  • Monitors educational programs with respect to administration and resource management.

  • Prepares reports such as self-studies, ACGME reports, and other required documents as requested by the Dean's Office and the Department Chair.


  • Supervises and coordinates personnel matters for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, including position establishment, recruitment, affirmative action, hiring and supervision of staff, performance planning and appraisal, and termination processes.

  • Facilitates and promotes staff development and training classes, and provides orientation to faculty and staff as needed.

  • Processes all levels of personnel documentation necessary for faculty and staff actions as needed; maintaining appropriate personnel records (e.g. vacation, sick leave, etc.). Monitors the performance evaluation activities for all support staff to include implementation and maintenance of the performance planning/appraisal program.


  • Oversees departmental purchasing activities, including delegation of purchasing responsibilities and adherence to purchasing policy, acquisition of capital equipment items and major capital building/renovation, and negotiation of leases.


  • Oversees Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics facilities, both on and off campus, to ensure efficiency of operations. Participates in construction and/or remodeling activities and space and equipment inventory to assist in the long-range planning of facilities.


  • Fosters and promotes financial growth and health of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics through the development of new and expanded funding sources and opportunities.


  • Participates in activities, which may include grant writing, fund raising events and programs.


  • Represents the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics to visitors, clients, media and the public. Participates and serves on University, community, state and national organizations, committees and task forces for the purpose of furthering Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and School of Medicine goals and objectives and refining the business and administrative functions of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and School of Medicine.


  • Participates in planning activities for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, including long-range and short-range planning. Shares responsibility for projection of programs, revenues and expenses, personnel needs and facilities needs.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensuratewith skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtimecompensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information onUniversity benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus isdedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff,students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct backgroundinvestigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus iscommitted to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty andadministrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture ofinclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourageapplications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and allveterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality ineducation and employment.

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in business, business administration, finance,accounting, healthcare administration, public administration or a directlyrelated field from an accredited institution.

  • Previous related years of experience in lieu of education may be considered; 2 years of experience to 1 year of college

  • Two to three years of broad and diversified professional management experience that must have included fiscal management responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with grants, NIH preferred

  • Experience managing an administrative team

  • Experience in an academic research setting

  • A Master's degree or equivalent

Knowledge, Skill and


  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, Department Directors, Administrators, managers, and CU Medicine.

  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, diversified financial management skills.

  • Ability to manage funds effectively, from a variety of sources.

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply, accepted theories, practices and principles of general management and administration, and possess sufficient advanced knowledge of the workings of an academic Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department to apply these general principles thereto.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in brief, focused and well organized oral and written presentations.

  • Ability to establish work priorities and provide follow through to insure completion of activities, both personally and in subordinates.

  • Ability to plan and organize, implement and coordinate financial and administrative activities, as they apply to the complex workings of an academic Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department.

  • Ability to work through difficult personnel issues and decisions to establish reasonable solutions and provide guidance to all parties involved in the situation.

  • Ability to manage facility and space issues regarding department needs and various situations regarding research needs for facility modification for specific instrumentation requirements.

  • In depth knowledge of sponsored project management regarding Pre and PostAward grant management. Knowledge of contract and subcontract management.

  • Knowledge of payroll and benefit administration processes.

  • Knowledge of procurement and purchasing processes.

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Director, Finance And Administration - Dept Of Biochemistry And Molecular Genetics

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University Of Colorado