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Associate Dean for Administration and Finance - College of Business

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Aug 12, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Type
Full Time
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James Madison University welcomes applications for the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance in the College of Business (COB). This position reports to the Dean, serves as a key strategic advisor to the Dean for non-academic matters, and serves as the Dean’s deputy for administrative affairs, operations, finance, and the systems that support those functions and services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Associate Dean for Administration and Finance is responsible for managing the administrative operations of the school, including personnel and human resources, contracts and grants, budgetary and financial management, and facilities. The Associate Dean works closely with the Dean to develop and coordinate the school’s annual academic and operating budget planning process, forecasts and predicts resource requirements for new and existing programs, and develops funding strategies. This an open rank, 12-month instructional faculty position. The normal teaching load is six credits per year.

Position elements include:

Fiscal Leadership:

Facilitate the planning, attainment and management of financial resources for the College of Business, the School of Strategic Leadership Studies and Hart School of Hospitality, Sport & Recreation Management.

Facilities Administration:

Provide leadership for and coordination of the overall physical development and planning of COB buildings and their infrastructure, including the maintenance of its physical assets.

Human Resource Leadership:

Provide leadership for and coordination of human resource management strategies to include college compliance with relevant Commonwealth of Virginia Policies and Procedures.

College of Business Center Operations:

Provide leadership for and coordination of the operational function of the Centers (Center for Economic Education, Small Business Development Center, Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship, and Institute for Certified Professional Managers)

College of Business Representation:

Represent the college at events and activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field required, PhD preferred. Degrees should be from an AACSB accredited school
  • Minimum five years related experience, preferably in a college environment
  • Thorough knowledge of business, financial reporting and analysis, accounting, and human resources principles and practices
  • Experience preparing budgets, modeling, forecasting and financial planning and ability to develop and implement such systems
  • Working knowledge of student information systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, under pressure, using good judgment, with an appropriate sense of priorities and the ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality in sensitive situations. Ability to use tact, diplomacy and discretion with emphasis on flexibility and professionalism
  • Proven ability to function effectively in an evolving and high-performance environment. The position requires political acumen and the capacity to handle a large number of assignments with sensitivity to priorities, shifting demands, and to consequences
  • Deep commitment to inclusion and ethical values. Experience and/or commitment to working with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a department chair or some other significant academic leadership experience is beneficial
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the higher education community, including its policies, procedures, practices, and culture is preferred.
  • Advanced Microsoft skills preferred (e.g., vlookup, pivot, etc.)
  • Grant/sponsored programs management experience

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F1946 or go directly to Position start date is January 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin September 12, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested parties may contact Kim Foreman, Associate Dean and Search Chair, by email at

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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