Director of Finance & Administration, School of Social Work

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
11 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Boston University School of Social Work is committed to innovative research and transformative education.  We develop dynamic social work leaders to advance a just and compassionate society that promotes health and well-being.

The School of Social Work, ranked in the top10 among schools of social work in the U.S., is looking for an individual who prizes collaboration, teamwork, and partnerships to carry out important work that supports a powerful mission. Our ideal candidate is someone with a can-do attitude and affinity to overcome challenges. In this role, you’ll play an integral role in the administration of the School and be a critical member of the senior leadership team. You’ll oversee daily operations and drive planning and policy development for Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, and Information Technology resources. You’ll work with the Dean and the senior leadership team on major initiatives aimed at further strengthening the School’s educational, research and service mission.  You’ll spend your time on the following responsibilities:

  • Develop, forecast, and monitor the SSW budget through detailed analysis and reporting. This includes: resources allocation, contingency planning, and compensation of faculty and staff.
  • Ensure efficient and effective operation of not only the budget, but also grants administration. Advise team and faculty on the development, submission, and management of grants.
  • Partner with internal departments to manage the lifecycle of faculty and staff. A resource on hiring decisions, employee relation issues, and performance evaluations. Administers University policy and procedures and develops internal planning of organizational changes.
  • Work directly with the Dean and manage a small staff.

Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred. At least five to eight years’ experience. Experience leading cross-functional teams, conflict resolution, and contributing to positive work climate. Ability to manage time effectively with competing priorities. Intermediate or advanced excel skills. SAP experience preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.