Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance
Part of one of the Southeast’s largest comprehensive research universities, Georgia State Law is a dynamic urban-centered law school located in the heart of Atlanta with approximately 650 full- and part-time students. The College of Law brings together a dynamic group of faculty and staff who promote scholarship and service that enriches the legal profession and communities we serve. Our community fosters a culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication and perseverance.
Georgia State Law currently seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance. The assistant dean serves as a key strategic adviser to the Dean. This position is responsible for managing the administrative operations of the Law School, including the following functions:
Budget and Finance
The assistant dean serves as chief financial officer of the College and principal financial advisor to the Dean. The assistant dean directs financial planning and resource allocation for the School’s operating budget and has fiduciary responsibility for maintaining a sound financial environment. This position works closely with College administrators who process and record financial transactions to ensure timely and accurate information for budgetary compliance.
The assistant dean works closely with the Dean to develop and coordinate the College’s annual academic and operating budget planning process, forecasts and predicts resource requirements for new and current programs and develops funding strategies. The position works closely with the Dean regarding faculty proposals, special initiatives, and faculty target and operating budget submissions. Makes presentations to the faculty and other constituent groups regarding budgetary issues.
Business & Financial Management
This position manages the law school’s College Finance Officer in the oversight of all financial and business services operations of the College, and with maintaining the integrity and transparency of budget planning and reporting within the law school. These functions include budgetary financial management, budgetary transactional operations, accounts payable and purchasing, contracts and grants, vendor administration, cost control, and monitoring.
This position manages the law school’s Director of Information Technology, overseeing the law school’s commitment to technology; producing a plan to accomplish the law school’s goals in technology; directing the operations of the academic computing systems, audio-visual support, and the computer infrastructure of the law school; and coordinating support for the law school’s technology needs.
The assistant dean manages the College’s Director of Administrative Services regarding administrative service operations: facilities operations, telecommunications, records maintenance, purchasing, shipping/receiving, mail distribution, and support services.
Faculty Support Services
The assistant dean is responsible for oversight of the faculty support services team and advises the support manager regarding employee supervision and provision of administrative and academic services to faculty.
The assistant dean manages the College’s Human Resources Officer in the administration of academic personnel services and has broad authority for human resources. With the Dean, the assistant dean implements strategic personnel objectives.
Facilities and Space Planning
The assistant dean manages College of Law facilities and coordinates space planning with the Dean, faculty and other senior managers. The position supports the Dean in strategic planning for future space needs and manages special projects as needed. The assistant dean serves as a liaison to the University regarding major space projects, space management, and space allocation.
Conference Center Management
The assistant dean directs and advises the law school’s Director of Conference Center Services, providing oversight for the financial management, general operation, marketing, sales initiatives, and client development/stewardship of the Knowles Conference Center.
Bachelor's degree in Business or Finance and seven years of related experience. Master's degree of Business Administration or Master of Science in a related field is preferred.
Preferred Hiring Qualifications
Qualified applicants will have 5-7 years of related experience; graduate-level degree in an applicable field; experience with budget and facilities management; experience in personnel management; knowledge of issues in higher education management and/or legal education management.
Preferred candidates should demonstrate leadership in University or higher education administration; ability to effectively interact and achieve positive results with various teams; ability to manage staff at various professional levels; ability to independently manage complex tasks, and prioritize to attain key objectives; strong organizational, communication, and management skills; and ability to work well with faculty, staff, and individuals from diverse and inclusive backgrounds.
A completed application including a résumé, cover letter with statement of interest, and list of professional references should be submitted for consideration at https://gsu.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000337&lang=en. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Salary to be commensurate with experience. Position will remain open until a successful candidate is placed.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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