Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Employment Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated Executive Director for Finance and Administration for Boston University's Information Services and Technology (IS&T) department. The Executive Director manages human resource, financial, and general administrative operations and manages a team finance and administrative team for IS&T in a central, shared service cluster.


The Executive Director is responsible for monitoring, analysis, reporting, and management of the IS&T operational, capital (i.e. infrastructure), and project budgets (100+M annually). The Executive Director's team manages contract renewal, license monitoring, forecasting, RFI/RFP support for $15M in annual contracts with over 500 vendors. The Executive Director supports IS&T managers in 40 departments with organizational changes, promotions, and position creation. The Executive Director leads the annual performance review process in IS&T. The Executive Director's team provides administrative functions to support 400 employees including purchasing, facilities management, recoveries, employee onboarding/offboarding support, as well as other administrative services associated with day-to-day operations and budget planning. This position is also responsible for Financial Management processes associated with IT service management, including service costing, client show back, and financial benchmarking.


Boston University's (BU) Information Services & Technology has over 400 staff and over 100 student employees across BU's three campuses. In support of IS&Ts mission to provide best-in-class technology and data services to support outstanding education, groundbreaking research, effective administration, and a connected, secure community were seeking applicants with diverse skills and experience to serve the BU community.


In addition to Boston University's excellent compensation package, generous vacation policy and competitive salaries, IS&T promotes staff learning including lunch and learn sessions, an extensive library of online courses, and opportunities to engage with peers at other universities. Our Fun Advisory Board (FAB) arranges several employee social events throughout the year. Previous events included a night a Lucky Strikes Boston, karaoke night, BU hockey game, night at Symphony Hall, pancake breakfast, and a department holiday lunch. 


Required Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred (or equivalent experience) 
  • 10+ years of relevant financial, budgeting and/or accounting experience
  • Demonstrated leadership in an organization of comparable size to IS&T
  • Strong financial analysis and reporting skill, and proficiency using analytical tools including excel, Power BI (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience supervising, and developing a team
  • Takes initiative to innovate and improve department processes
  • Collaborative problem solving skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • High degree of discretion managing confidential employee and organizational data 

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