The Assistant Director for Business will report to the Director of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life in the Division of Student Affairs and serves on the Stamp Leadership Team. The position will manage all internal business operations; all internal/external budgetary, fiscal management requirements; all business development; supervise two Business Managers; and all work with long term financial forecasting for the Stamp. Current yearly budget is in excess of 15 million dollars. Other duties as assigned.
Specific duties of the Assistant Director include:
Supervise all department fiscal activities, to include accounting, budgeting, payroll, procurement, and accounts payable/receivable. Work with Director to develop multi-year budgets including mandatory student fee proposal. Serve as Department’s liaison to other campus business agencies, including: Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, Comptroller/Payroll, Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Bursar’s Office, Budget Office, and the University’s Foundations. Monitor all departmental transactions, track income/expenses, and all reporting requirements. Maintain internal controls and establish departmental policies and procedures to assure compliance with all University and State fiscal policies, procedures and audit requirements.
Help coordinate the interface between the budget and personnel functions to maintain an effective and dedicated multicultural workforce.
Serve as a member of Stamp’s Administrative Leadership Team and help coordinate the delivery of services in the University’s campus center, working with colleagues to oversee the management of the facility and operating, programming budgets, and capital expenditures. Work with the Administrative Staff Team to formulate and evaluate policies, procedures, and long-range plans for Stamp and lead in the accomplishment of the department’s strategic plan and goals.
Forecast the long term financial future of Stamp and work to investigate and secure new opportunities for business revenue. Working with colleagues in Stamp, help manage and steward all development and grant monies, and work to determine the best means of projecting long term financial implications of institutionalizing functions funded by soft money.
Work with Stamp vendors and partners to ensure that all potential revenues are secured and all operations are operating within the guidelines of the Stamp. Work with senior leaders in Stamp on contract negotiations for new business contracts and ensure that all procurement contracts are bid and secured in keeping with all State policies. Other duties as assigned.
Work takes place in both an office environment and in on-campus buildings; will require ability to travel throughout campus. There may be occasions when the incumbent will need to work outside their normal work shift to accommodate other shifts that exist in the organization for purposes of meetings, training, etc.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum of 3-5 years direct experience in general business administration of multi-million dollar organization.
Strong IT skills including knowledge and ability to use spreadsheets/financial software.
Experience in supervising a diverse workforce.
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Strong interpersonal and decision making skills.
Excellent presentation skills
Sound judgment, maturity, strong supervision skills, and passion for effecting change in dynamic multicultural environment
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
Master’s degree preferred in business administration, public administration, higher education, or related field or advanced experience as a CPA.
Experience and interest in working with students and staff that are part of a pluralistic, multicultural community is strongly preferred
Knowledge of the business and budgeting practices of the University of Maryland, State of Maryland Payroll/Personnel practices, IRS UBIT, and Workman’s Comp
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