Senior Associate Dean for Business and Operations

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 18, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Associate Dean for Business and Operations

Position ID: 01000510

At UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School we think differently. And more importantly, we teach differently. Opening our doors as the Department of Commerce in 1919 and awarding our first degrees to 12 students in 1921 was the beginning. Today, we have become a top ranked business school comprised of several professional and academic degree programs that serve over 3000 students. At Kenan-Flagler our greatest assets are our people and our culture. We are rooted in our core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, inclusion, community and teamwork and it goes back to our founding. It’s not just something on paper, we live it, we show it. Our mission is to prepare the next generation of business leaders by providing a world class education to our students. We understand that recruiting diverse, innovative and exceptional talent is vital in achieving this. If you want to be a part of this vision we want to hear from you.

The Senior Associate Dean for Business and Operations is responsible for planning, directing and delivering the full range of financial and administrative services for the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and its various programs, including finance, human resources, IT and facilities. The individual in this role works closely with senior administrators and program directors to ensure maximum effective use of all financial resources to support the School’s teaching, research, and public service goals and objectives. The Senior Associate Dean is responsible for developing and approving the School’s operating budget; making ongoing financial forecasts; overseeing all accounting and auditing functions; and advising senior administrators and program directors on effective fiscal management for current and expanding programs. This individual with serve in a key role overseeing the planning for a new building and renovation of current space, as well as any additional physical space expansion needed to meet the mission of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The Senior Associate Dean communicates frequently with the Dean, senior administrators, faculty and staff, as well as key University administrators and their offices, including the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Provost, and Controller, and also deans, faculty and staff of other UNC schools and other peer business schools. This individual also has frequent and discretionary external communications with attorneys, bankers, auditors, vendors, donors, etc. The Senior Associate Dean reports to the Dean and is a member of the Executive Committee of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Educational Requirements
Master’s degree is required, with preference for an MBA or other relevant discipline with strong emphasis on financial analysis and accounting. All degrees must be from accredited institutions.

Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will possess 10 or more years of progressively responsible financial management experience in a business or higher education setting. Demonstrated advanced knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices of budget development and financial forecasting is required. The successful candidate will be able to analyze and solve complex financial issues and translate those solutions to others in the organization. Excellent interpersonal communications skills are required, as well as the ability to collaborate with School leadership and colleagues across campus and at peer business schools. As steward of the School’s financial resources, he/she must hold integrity and transparency in the highest regard. Demonstrated commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment is required. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, organized and efficient. Strong leadership skills and high emotional intelligence (EQ) are essential for success in the position. Preference for prior university or state government experience.

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Special Instructions
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.