The University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Denver Law) is a nationally ranked leader in experiential learning, with Top 20 programs in legal writing, clinical training, trial advocacy, and tax law. Located in one of the nation's most dynamic and beautiful cities, Denver Law features an outstanding and diverse student body, a motivated and highly professional staff, a faculty that includes some of the most accomplished legal scholars in the nation, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains.
Reporting directly to the Dean of the Sturm College of Law, the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration is responsible for all financial and administrative activities at Denver Law, including, without limitation, financial policies and procedures, budget development, financial controls, facilities management, personnel matters, project management, and strategic initiatives. This position has an independent (dotted) reporting line to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Financial and Business Affairs on matters relating to budget development, planning, and management.
Develop and manage operating budget, including budget modeling, forecasting, and deployment of tuition dollars, operating dollars, current-use gift funds, endowed funds, and reserve funds in a manner aligned with Denver Law's strategic priorities and the University's policies and mission.
In collaboration with fellow Assistant Dean's at Denver Law with responsibilities for JD and non-JD admissions, and model projected tuition revenue. In conjunction with key Admissions staff, develop annual scholarship awarding plan.
Review budget requests submitted by Denver Law department heads and make recommendations to the Dean regarding allocation of the law schools expense budget.
Supervise, coordinate, and implement all financial functions at Denver Law, including, but not limited to, revenues and receivables, purchasing, accounts payable, and fiscal reporting. Train and manage performance of unit-level employees performing these functions.
Ensure that all financial transactions are completed timely and accurately and are in compliance with applicable accounting principles, University and federal policies, and donor restrictions.
Review and approve all personnel actions, including position postings, offers of employment, and position changes.
Collaborate with the Dean on the annual merit evaluation process and serve as primary division liaison between the University Human Resources Department.
Oversee the Technology Department at Denver Law, including the management of long-term financial planning for technology upgrades, deployment of new technology, and ensuring high-functioning technology support for Denver Law constituents.
Monitor maintenance and renovation of the Ricketson Law Building, a LEED Gold facility considered one of the finest law buildings in the United States.
Manage and implement emergency preparedness and business continuity planning efforts.
Direct the submission of reporting to external organizations, including the American Bar Association.
Review and approve all contracts that encumber the University for compliance with contracting policies and for funding availability.
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All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to strategically use data, financial and otherwise, to solve complex problems.
Demonstrated experience in managing challenging projects.
Excellent computer skills and ability to work in Excel at an advanced level.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, reports, and other pertinent information.
Ability to write complex reports and generate detailed and complex correspondences.
Ability to interact with staff, faculty, HR department on human resources issues, salary negotiations, and personnel issues.
Ability to prepare spreadsheets and interpret budget and other finance reports.
Solid understanding of Microsoft Office products.
Ability to perform advanced database management skills to create and analyze enrollment and course data on an ongoing basis for both short- and long-term planning and management of resources.
Ability to interpret a variety of policies, procedures, and complex issues.
Ability to apply common sense understanding in the completion of detailed, involved written and oral reports to comply with University policies.
Ability to analyze complex problems and arrive at innovative solutions.
Ability to work under pressure and time constraints while assessing and solving problems.
Ability to work at a high level on strategic planning and \;projects with faculty.
Experience with strategizing and problem solving in a complex organization.
Ability to explain university benefits including health benefits.
Ability to create and lead teams and facilitate meetings and abilities to handle multiple priorities in a professional manner.
7 - 10 years of administrative leadership and related budget, operations and management experience.
Graduate degree in related field.
Experience in either operations management, budget development, forecasting, accounting or HR management in an university setting.
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