Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Description




Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/1A

Salary Range: $146,332 - $165,012

Closing Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Deputy Chief Operating Officer (DCOO) is responsible for managing all aspects of financial and business services while ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state and District regulations, laws, policies and University rules. This position serves as the “alter ego” and advisor to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and leads University’s finance and business teams. incumbent works directly and collaboratively with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to strengthen the University’s relationship with the District’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer ensuring the organization’s financial viability. DCOO assists the COO with achieving all strategic long and short term goals, objectives, and operational readiness by ensuring the alignment with University strategic goals and efficient service delivery by all units working under the COO’s direction. incumbent supports the COO in the supervision, management and leadership of assigned units (i.e. Auxiliary Enterprises, Business Affairs, Fiscal Affairs, Facilities & Real Estate Management, Information Technology, Title III, Public Safety & Emergency Management, etc.).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs the development, preparation, communication, coordination, and implementation of the University's annual operating and capital budgets including developing revenue and expense estimates with the CFO; Participates in short and long range fiscal planning and goal setting for the University;
  • Partners with the COO and the CFO to achieve fiscal sustainability through advocacy, transparency and strategic planning;
  • Oversees the development, implementation, communication and documentation of internal operating, financial and budgetary policies and procedures with University-wide application;
  • Leads, directs and manages all aspects of budget and business functions (i.e. but not limited to Auxiliary Services); Leads teams working with University customers to address budget and business office related issues;
  • Ensures performance measures for assigned COO units are established, collected, monitored, and communicated in a timely manner;
  • Assists the COO with the overall management of University operation and service functions; Develops viable financial processes, business processes and operational strategies to align resources supporting University functions;
  • Assists the COO with providing guidance and support to create and sustain an open and collaborative planning process with internal units and constituent groups to set priorities, develop budgets, allocate resources, assess and create effectiveness measures and address infrastructure needs;
  • Assists University COO in directing and preparing operational performance reporting including comparison to appropriate benchmarks and deploying them in reporting and performance goal setting;
  • Oversees the preparation of data and analyses for use by administrators when making academic planning, budget, and other presentations; Identifies relevant and usable data sources, for reporting of conclusions, implications, and recommendations and;
  • Supervises, manages, and develops assigned staff (indirect and direct).

Other Duties
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Job Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in business administration, finance, or related field.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive managerial budgeting and financial experience.
  • Five (5) years experience in establishing an effective organizational culture, demonstrated flexibility and diplomacy, excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to make intelligent and effective decisions in complex situations.
  • Minimum of five (5) years leading, managing and developing staff.


Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/ .



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