Associate Director of Finance and Administration

Location
Connecticut, United States
Posted
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2018
Ref
52195BR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position Focus:

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

THE POSITION

Identify, mobilize, and optimize financial and other resources to help advance the mission of the Library, and ensure that the Library staff receive high-quality administrative support in a manner compliant with University policies and procedures. Manage the comprehensive business affairs of the Library, including management and analysis of Library budgets and financial results, regulatory compliance, and the business components of the Integrated Library System.

Manage annual operating budget of approximately $140 million, consisting of restricted and unrestricted funds, including sponsored awards. Ensure that all funds are administered in accordance with University policies and procedures. May manage M&P and C&T staff. Reports to the Senior Director of Finance & Business Operations.

Essential Duties

1. Strategic Partner: Achievement of the organization’s mission and goals by working in close partnership with the organization leader, faculty, staff, students and service providers to develop and implement the organization’s strategy. Understands and monitors external and internal factors influencing the organization’s mission and goals. Plans for financial and non-financial resources required for the organization to achieve its goals. Supports organization and program leaders in conceptualizing, prioritizing, and planning new programs or program changes. Supports, and when necessary drives, the organization’s process for strategic planning with key faculty and staff. 2. University Citizen: Connects the organization and the University through communication, alignment of priorities, implementation of initiatives, and active engagement in organization or University administrative priorities. Effectively represents organization needs, challenges, and opportunities at the University level. Proactively shares knowledge and best practices with others. 3. Financial Analyst and Advisor: Provides comprehensive financial information, analysis and advice to optimize use of the organization’s financial resources. Creates and updates long range financial plan(s), reflecting all critical issues. Identifies available financial resources (current and future), and advises and deploys efficiently to best support organization objectives. Prepares all-funds budgets, analyzes financial activities and performance against budget, makes adjustments and take action as needed. 4. Risk Management Administrator: Implements and maintains strong internal controls to provide reasonable assurance of effective and appropriate resource use, accurate financial information, adherence to contractual obligations and agreements, policies, procedures, and external regulatory requirements. Identifies, communicates, addresses and escalates risks in a timely and appropriate manner to protect the assets, resources, information and reputation of the organization and the University. Ensures all faculty and staff understand the regulations and Yale requirements as they pertain to their scope of activity. 5. Talent Manager and Developer: Ensures the organization employs effective practices for retaining, attracting and developing talent in line with University guidelines and contractual agreements. Ensures that all organization staff participate in the University’s performance management and career development processes. Ensures the needs of the organization’s current and future talent are assessed periodically and that issues are addressed, facilitating the movement of talent where appropriate and developing Business Operations staff. Cultivates a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives in the organization. Assures that the organization follows appropriate School and University policies and procedures related to Human Resources. 6. Administrative Services Leader: Ensures efficient and effective completion of all administrative and financial services provided to the organization. Ensures high quality delivery of administrative services by providers outside the organization, including human resources, information technology, procurement, student services, post-doctoral affairs and faculty affairs. Establishes, monitors, and meets or exceeds targets for operational excellence. Identifies and implements opportunities to achieve continuous improvement of processes. Responsible for building and managing a team of high-performance administrative and financial professionals. 7. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum of a bachelor's degree and seven years progressively responsible experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and comprehensive knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and analysis. Demonstrated experience with complex strategic planning and resource allocation. Demonstrated experience in managing relationships and influencing outcomes Demonstrated creativity and effectiveness in a complex organization. Demonstrated success in developing people and organizations.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Well-developed managerial, decision-making, planning, organizational, problem-resolution, and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to manage people on a day-to-day basis and inspire a high level of commitment and performance. Demonstrated ability to manage time and resources effectively, measure, and monitor progress and redirect efforts as needed.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Thorough working knowledge of finance, fund accounting, and financial reporting analysis. Ability preparing budgets, forecasts, and financial plans; integrating multiple, complex pieces of financial information to identify themes, trends, and issues. Significant expertise managing financial information in Workday or a similarly complex enterprise financial system.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and ability with database management.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to address the needs of individuals at all levels throughout the University. Ability to negotiate skillfully with both internal and external constituents.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to anticipate changes in the business environment and proactively manage change. Solid understanding of internal control concepts and the implementation of internal control systems in a complex business environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Knowledge of Yale business systems including Workday and YBT. Knowledge of Voyager. Experience in a highly regulated organization. MBA or an advanced degree.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.