Director

Employer
University of Maryland
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Financial Aid
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Established in 2000, the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) offers more than 80
undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine Maryland public universities on one
convenient campus in Montgomery County. USG helps prepare students for rewarding
careers in the region’s most high-demand fields. Students who successfully complete their
coursework on the USG campus graduate with a degree from one of its nine partner
universities. Through on-campus services such as academic coaching, career advising,
internship preparation, personal counseling, and leadership training, students leave the USG
campus with the academic skills and real-world experiences needed for successful careers.
The Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for directing all financial and related
administrative functions of the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), including accounting,
budgeting, auxiliary operations, finance, procurement, accounts payable, and human
resources activities that involve payroll and other related tasks. This includes establishing
best practices for the campus for ensuring financial compliance, managing expenses and
financial reporting. The Director is responsible for providing high-level analysis, forecasts and
other required reports to the Executive Director and senior leadership team. The Director
serves on the Executive Council, and is USG’s primary liaison to the campus, USM system
office, partner institutions (nine USM institutions) and government sponsors on financial and
related administrative matters. The Director supervises USG’s financial staff (including payroll
activity), auxiliary support, and budget staff and development and is responsible for
overseeing grant writing and administration. The Director of Finance and Administration will
play an integral role in institutional wide administration working groups. The Universities at
Shady Grove has been designated as a stand-alone institution, as such, this position acts as
the Chief Financial Officer.

Minimum Qualifications:
Required Education:
 Master’s Degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field is
required.
Required Experience:
 Ten (10) or more years of senior-level management experience in academia,
government, or industry.

Preferences:
Education:
 CPA is strongly preferred.
Experience:
 Experience working in the University System of Maryland or public higher education
strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated accounting, finance, and budgeting acumen. Excellent written and oral
communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to: work with multiple deadlines and projects;
demonstrate diplomacy and to work with all levels of staff; analyze problems and prepare and
articulate solutions; articulate strategic agendas; and prepare complex budgets for multiple
years.

Physical Demands
Professional office environment. Prolonged use of computer. Extended period of sitting and/or
standing. Travel to various locations to attend meetings and/or conferences etc.

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