Overview The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida (UF) seeks an experienced and effective leader for the key position of Executive Director for Finance and Administration.
The Executive Director for Finance and Administration serves as the chief operating officer and the chief financial and business principal of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and the UF Veterinary Hospitals. As a member of the college leadership team, the executive director is responsible for providing leadership, oversight and vision to ensure the financial strength and operating efficiency of the college and hospitals, and to ensure the proper operational controls and financial reporting systems to effectively advance the college. Areas of primary responsibility include oversight of annual budgeting, college funds, renovations and construction, building maintenance, security office, contract negotiations and management. The executive director works closely with the associate deans, department chairs and department administrators to ensure the alignment of the college’s administrative, operational and financial functions with university policies and practices.
The college seeks a proven leader with demonstrated financial acumen, integrity and the ability to achieve results in a team-oriented organization. The successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities present at a large comprehensive research university. Individuals with an entrepreneurial perspective and an enthusiasm for responsible advancement of college initiatives are encouraged to apply.
About the College The UF College of Veterinary Medicine (https://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/) is the only veterinary medical college in the state of Florida and among the top tier nationally. The college is dedicated to the advancement of the health and welfare of animals, humans and the veterinary medical profession through world-class education, innovative research and state-of-the-art clinical care for more than 37,000 animals annually throughout our modern hospital facilities. Our faculty includes international leaders in basic and translational research as well as board-certified specialists who provide expert compassionate patient care and training for students, interns and residents.
Qualifications Minimum requirements of master's degree and six years of relevant experience or a bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience.
Well-qualified candidates also will possess:
Certified Public Accountant designation
Experience directing and overseeing the business-related activities of all programs at a large complex institution or company
Demonstrated experience identifying and utilizing fiscal data and developing operational reports
Ability to develop a clear vision and strategy to ensure proper financial and operational controls are effectively and efficiently engaged
Demonstrated leadership skills that result in the production of high-quality services and exceptional standards
Strategic thinking with the capability of contributing at the executive level and leading others
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Strong collaboration skills with individual and group partners
Ability to facilitate and sustain a culture of trust, confidence and confidentiality
The University of Florida is a top-10 public research university and the flagship of Florida’s state university system. Located in Gainesville since 1906, UF has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship-winning athletic program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. All are located on the university’s 2,000-acre campus, joining its historic core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas, and connecting to adjacent innovation, commercial and residential districts.
UF has 55,000 students, 31,000 employees (including 6,000 faculty members), a $5 billion annual budget and more than 140 mission-focused units across the state of Florida. It is the Sunshine State’s only member of the Association of American Universities comprising the nation’s 60 leading public and private research universities. It is ranked 8th in the U.S. News and World Report Best College Rankings, 2nd in Kiplinger’s Best College Values and 6th in The New York Times College Access Index.
Several qualities distinguish UF among today’s leading public research universities. The first is its highly c...omprehensive breadth on a single campus, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration among, for example, faculty within the adjacent colleges of journalism, engineering and medicine. The second is its unwavering support from the State of Florida, which has endorsed UF’s drive to become one of the nation’s very best public research universities – supporting those effort since 2013 with hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to grow its faculty ranks. UF’s third exceptional quality is its dynamism. Like the state of Florida, now the nation’s third-largest and among its fastest-growing, UF is undergoing rapid transformation as it pursues its overarching aspiration “to be a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.”