Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, Executive, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: UDC Agency Only

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/2A

Salary Range: $107,431- $139,965

Closing Date: November 13, 2021

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs reports to the Chief Operating Officer of the University. The Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs is responsible for providing executive level direction for and management oversight for the strategic allocation of the university’s fiscal resources which includes financial planning, budgeting, budget analysis, and business operations. Advises senior leadership with regard to all-funds budgeting, revenue and expense review, monitoring and reporting, as well as developing and implementing compliance programs and working closely with foundation, academic, operational, and sponsored program administrators, and other university constituencies in ensuring financial activities comply with applicable regulations as well as District and University policy. This includes responsibility for budgeting, expense review and reporting as well as developing and implementing compliance programs, coordinating with internal and external auditors, and working closely with advancement, academic program administration, and other relevant offices in ensuring financial activities comply with federal, state or donor regulations as well as University policy .

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the financial analysis, planning and management of all fiscal resources in conjunction with the university’s annual budget cycle, to include preparation, submission, approval, execution, monitoring, audit, and evaluation.
  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the fiscal managers across the university.
  • Advise the COO and other key members of senior management on financial planning, budgeting, and policy matters.
  • Plan, coordinate and lead the budget process and the development of the annual operating and capital budgets of the University.
  • Assist the Cabinet and other administrators in gathering, collating, and analyzing data relative to the financial operations of the University.
  • Utilize financial and statistical databases. Determine the practicality of data used in the analysis, identifies outliers and nonconforming variables. Lead multiple work groups in financial modeling for business solutions, offering several solutions to improve processes or business practices.
  • Responsible for staying informed and keeping up with the latest industry trends and best practices. Responsible for leading various initiatives to support business growth.
  • Provide direction and support to academic and administrative leadership as to planning and operationalizing requirements in pre-award development and post-award fiscal administration, including compliance with funding agency requirements, for all grants, donations and other restricted funds awarded to the University and Foundation.
  • Provide institutional oversight for all cost sharing obligations in accordance with federal regulations and university and sponsoring agency policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of post-award compliance programs in collaboration with Sponsored Programs, Institutional Advancement, and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Sponsored Programs and the Foundation on the development of policies and procedures, training programs and the dissemination of awards management information that supports compliance to agency requirements, donor restrictions, and University policy.
  • Participate in activities related to compliance including review of internal audit, single audit, OIG, and other audit findings to identify areas for improvement, and implement continuous improvement processes.
  • Serve in the role as the Managing Director of Finance in developing the Fiscal Impact Statements for all resolutions coming before the Board of Trustees, to include: (1) the administration’s assessment of costs or savings to the University, (2) the criteria upon which the assessment is based, (3) funds are available to implement the resolution, (4) the benefit(s) anticipated, and (5) a risk mitigation strategy.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution or BS and equivalent experience (6-8 years of experience).
  • 5 years increasing responsibility in strategic planning and budget development.
  • 5 years of managerial and supervisory experience.
  • 3 years of experience in post-secondary education.
  • Senior-level experience in financial management, gift, endowment and sponsored programs administration, contract negotiations and research administration with a career track of documented accomplishments in complex administrative roles.
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in presenting complex financial information to large, diverse audiences.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. 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) 274-5380.

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: .

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