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Assistant Vice President, Strategy & Analysis

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Chancellors & Presidents, Other Executive
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Full Time
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The Assistant Vice Presidents ("AVP") for Strategy and Analysis serves as a highly skilled analytical expert, high-level thought partner, and trusted strategic advisor to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration ("SVPFA"), Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ("VPCFO"), and other senior university leaders. Reporting directly to the SVPFA, with a dotted line to the VPCFO, the AVP will design, lead, and implement a variety of strategic efforts designed to support and advance the University’s mission as one of the world's premier teaching, research and patient care institutions. This is a dynamic, fast paced and highly visible role which requires exceptional leadership, the highest-level analytical and modeling skills across a range of disciplines, deep knowledge of the higher education sector generally and leading R1 universities in particular, and significant creativity. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working with diverse constituencies of senior administrators, board members, faculty and students at a large research university.

Key responsibilities include:

Provide innovative, collaborative, client-focused strategic, analytical and planning support to the Senior Vice President, VPCFO, and broader leadership team. Lead in the design, entitlement, and delivery of highly visible strategic projects and initiatives with a major impact to the success of the SVPFA, Finance and Administration more generally, and the broader university community. Will lead discussions on relevant topics with senior leadership groups including the President’s Strategic Planning Group (SPG), the Board of Trustees, Deans Council, and Divisional Business Officers Forum. Lead the development of ad-hoc analytical models and dashboards to help senior leadership assess potential opportunities, challenges and strategic options. Explore, develop, design, and evaluate transactions, partnerships, and collaborations with external parties on behalf of the university, working in partnership with the SVPFA, VPCFO, and other leaders. Consult collaboratively with Finance on design goals and various use cases for the university’s long-range financial model. Help to translate long-range model outputs into actionable insights and recommendations that have a positive, measurable impact on the University’s long-term performance across various administrative domains. Lead meetings on behalf of the SVPFA and operate in public contexts with full authority to represent the SVP’s interests on matters of significant strategic value. Provide thought leadership on emerging trends in higher education and develop strategic recommendations through robust analysis and research for the Senior Vice President and other senior executives. Partner with internal and external stakeholders to strategically advance major initiatives and special projects on an ad hoc basis.
  • Develop appropriate financial and operational metrics/KPIs to monitor performance and progress across the Finance and Administration organization and various mission critical initiatives.
  • Present complex ideas and recommendations persuasively to senior leaders and key stakeholders across different levels of the organization. Cultivate strong relationships with executive leadership, senior management and other stakeholders to build credibility, create buy-in and deliver high impact results.
  • May develop and lead individuals, guide work processes and oversee deliverables, and support and assess job performance while ensuring a productive and healthy work environment.
  • Key qualifications include:

    Bachelors Degree in business, economics, public policy, or other relevant discipline required Graduate level or higher credentials preferred (i.e. MBA, MPP, PhD.) 10+ years of experience in a senior managerial/executive level in finance, strategy, institutional research, and/or budgetary planning at a large research university strongly preferred Highly collaborative individual with demonstrated track record and ability to be both a creative thinker and achiever Client focused oriented with exceptional quantitative, analytical and financial modelling skills Exceptional ability to translate complex data into meaningful insights and recommendations Ability to manage multiple and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines Must have ability to communicate, verbally, visually, and in writing, complex findings and recommendations in a clear, persuasive, and concise manner Position requires highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels and build credibility with senior leaders

    Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

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    Nearest Major Market:Baltimore

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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