Executive Vice Dean for Finance and Administration
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Vice Dean for Finance and Administration for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and as such, serves at the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the School. Reporting directly to the Dean with a secondary reporting relationship to the University’s Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Executive Vice Dean will be responsible for strategically leading, planning and organizing the financial and administrative functions of the School. The Executive Vice Dean is a critical role accountable for the overall administrative health of the School and execution of the Schools’ core mission, priorities, and goals.
In the role of Executive Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, the successful candidate will develop critical operational and financial policies, systems, and initiatives essential to creating a sustainable business model for the School. The Executive Vice Dean leads the development and annual updating of the School’s five (5) year strategic plan and participates in the presentation of this to University leadership.
The Executive Vice Dean will have operational oversight for the School’s administrative areas of Finance, Human Resources, Facilities and Real Estate, Emergency and Risk Management, research administration, and Information Technology. The selected candidate is responsible for promoting the ongoing learning and development of their staff and will serve as a key advisor to the Dean and members of the Dean’s senior management team.
The Executive Vice Dean is expected to occupy a prominent leadership role in the School and at the University level, to represent the School’s interests effectively, and collaborate with peers in the other schools and business units on enterprise-level administrative planning.
The Executive Vice Dean works collaboratively with key members of leadership across the institution, including deans, directors, affiliated divisions, institutions, legal advisors, and University Administrative Staff, as well as Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty and staff.
- Works closely with the Dean and school leaders in managing a 600 million dollar plus budget and setting plans and budgets to ensure that strategic objectives and initiatives across the Bloomberg School of Public Health are successfully implemented, managed, and maintained in order to promote a competitive advantage.
- Develops and coordinates the School’s annual academic and operating budget planning process, forecasts and predicts resource requirements for new and existing programs, and develops funding strategies.
- Develops analytical tools to measure and improve the efficiency of key operational functions.
- Works on faculty proposals, special initiatives, and faculty target and operating budget submissions in collaboration with the Dean.
- Evaluates and advises on the impact of short and long-range planning, and the implementation of new programs and strategies.
- Creates and maintains a sound financial environment, which includes good business practices. Works closely with unit administrators who process and record financial transactions to ensure timely and accurate financial information, to monitor accounts and resolve problems, to ensure compliance, and to safeguard resources and reduce risks.
- Ensures that the Bloomberg School of Public Health is a proactive, campus leader in its implementation of new and innovative financial analyses and administrative strategies to maximize all resources.
- Evaluates and makes recommendations for operational efficiencies across areas and leverages solutions around system management and technology.
- Advises the Dean on allocation of funding, hiring plans, annual planning activities, revenue generation and cost reduction strategies.
- Serves as Incident Commander for the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
- Sponsors and supports initiatives and efforts to attract and retain excellent and diverse staff and develop and maintain effective and responsive administrative operations throughout the School.
- Ensures ethical administrative, financial, and business practices in keeping with National Association College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) standards and General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Serves on special committees and support strategic projects within the Bloomberg School of Public Health and for broader university-wide initiatives, at the request of the Dean or senior leadership.
- Manages facilities that encompasses one million sq. feet of owned space and 284,000 sq. ft. of leased space.
- Responsible for the day-to-day operations of approximately 350 staff.
- Directly supervises Director of Finance, Information Technology and Facilities Management by setting performance direction, conducting annual reviews and providing general day-to-day guidance as needed
- Indirectly supervises shared services functions directly involved in human resources activities.
Preferred Education and Experience
Advanced degree in business administration or related field and demonstrated success in an executive-level role of comparable complexity in academe, government, or the private sector as would typically be gained through 10+ years of executive-level experience. CPA or CMA preferred.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
- At least 10 years of progressively responsible financial and business operations experience, preferably in a large, complex and decentralized organization. Strong business acumen.
- Understanding of and commitment to the mission of research and teaching in a premier university.
- Ability to inspire trust and work collegially with staff, faculty members, school and campus officers, university administrators, alumni, students, benefactors, and business partners.
- People-oriented with a collaborative leadership style.
- Demonstrated strategic leadership, planning, change management and process improvement skills.
- Demonstrated ability to achieve consensus and influence a wide range of people at various levels to achieve results in a collaborative decision-making environment.
- Strong supervisory abilities and proven experience in managing and developing high performance teams.
- Advanced financial expertise in accounting, budget planning and financial forecasting.
- Advanced expertise in grants and contract administration.
- Ability to analyze data for budgeting, operations, auditing, accounts receivable and reserve analysis.
- Extraordinary attention to detail and accuracy.
- Outstanding writing skills required to create compelling and widely read budget requests, funding agreements and policy documents.
- Unquestionable integrity, strong work ethic and resiliency required.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and ability to attract and lead a diverse workforce.
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University is one of the world’s leading research universities, with an annual budget that exceeds $4 billion. The university was established in 1876 by Johns Hopkins, Baltimore’s greatest philanthropist who willed his $7 million estate to fund the creation of the university and the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Today the institution is comprised of approximately 6,500 faculty, 6,200 undergraduate students and 17,600 graduate students across 230 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. The mission of the university is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
The university has nine academic divisions. The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Education are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Nursing are located in East Baltimore, sharing a campus with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Carey Business School and the Peabody Institute are located in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington, D.C.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Bloomberg School of Public Health (BSPH), founded in 1916 by William H. Welch and John D. Rockefeller, is the first independent, degree-granting institution for research and training in public health, and the largest school of public health in the world. BSPH is a leading international authority on the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability as it continues to reinforce the school’s mission which is dedicated to the improvement of health through discovery, dissemination, and translation of knowledge and the education of a diverse global community of research scientists and public health professionals. BSPH receives 16% of all grants and contracts awarded to the 58 accredited U.S. schools of public health. Overall, the school is ranked first in Best Graduate Public Health Schools published by U.S. News and World Report and has held that ranking since 1994.
Dean Ellen J. MacKenzie
Ellen J. MacKenzie is the 11th Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the world’s oldest and largest independent school of public health.
MacKenzie is an internationally recognized leader in public health, a renowned researcher on improving trauma care systems and policy, and a respected academic leader. An advocate for science, health equity and human rights, MacKenzie has spoken out forcefully against family separations at the U.S. border, gender-based discrimination and political interference in scientific research.
Dean MacKenzie leads an organization that includes 788 full-time faculty working in over 100 countries and teaching more than 2,600 students from 85 nations. Under Dean MacKenzie’s leadership, the School seeks lifesaving solutions across a broad range of issues from chronic and infectious disease prevention to immunology, nutrition and child survival. In four decades with the Bloomberg School, she has been a transformative researcher and leader, acquiring a deep knowledge of the School’s mission, curricula and faculty.
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, Daniel G. Ennis
The office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration supports the academic and programmatic goals of the university by providing operational, financial and environmental strategy and services to faculty, students and staff. The work of the office is principally driven by the activities and initiatives associated with the implementation of President Daniels’ priorities of growing collaboration across disciplines, fostering individual excellence, strengthening engagement with the community, and building an even stronger university.
Daniel G. Ennis became the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration at Johns Hopkins University in August 2010. In this role, Mr. Ennis serves as the university’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer. As CFO, he oversees the offices of the controller; internal audits; investment management; planning and budget; and treasury. As COO, he is responsible for the functions related to corporate security, facilities and real estate, human resources, information technology, purchasing and risk management.
Working with the provost, Mr. Ennis has led a number of initiatives across the institution including the completion of a comprehensive financial risk/liquidity assessment, the creation of an institutional risk management program, the completion of a comprehensive review of benefits, the launch of a university-wide administrative excellence initiative and a significant expansion of the university’s economic inclusion program.
This position specification is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Johns Hopkins University has retained Korn Ferry to assist in the search for the Executive Vice Dean for Finance and Administration. Qualified and interested candidates should confidentially submit their resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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