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Director of Finance Operations: School of Medicine

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Type: Full-time
Campus: North Haven - North Haven, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: The Director of Finance and Operations reports to the Dean of the School of Medicine and is responsible for organizing and executing the functions associated with the planning and management of the financial resources of the School of Medicine, including the development, implementation, and management of the systems for budgeting, accounting, reporting, and distributing this information.  The Director of Finance and Operations is a vital member of the Dean’s leadership team and provides high level financial strategic guidance to the dean and other school leaders while working collaboratively with a variety of school and university stakeholders to achieve the overall goals and objectives. This person serves as the liaison between the School of Medicine and the corresponding administrative, personnel and financial offices and staff within the University.
About the School:

Quinnipiac’s vision for the Netter School of Medicine is to create a learning community where the faculty’s primary mission is to teach, where diversity and inclusivity are paramount and where cultural competence, social engagement and stewardship are viewed as fundamental to the profession of medicine.  The focus at Netter is on Primary Care and the need to train physicians who can connect with patients, provide superb clinical care and understand healthcare delivery from a systems perspective.  We welcomed our first class of students in August 2013.

The School of Medicine is presently going through the accreditation process with the LCME (Liaison Committee for Medical Education) which is recognized by the US Department of Education as the reliable authority for accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree.

About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,800 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in more than 140 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Computing and Engineering, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in The Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges." Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. Please visit qu.edu for more information. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the university's commitment to preparing graduates for 21st-century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities, and fostering lifelong connections and success. The university believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The university's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and oversee the short and long-term implementation of financial policies, procedures, and functions of the School of Medicine; ensure that these conform to appropriate University policies and procedures and meet all relevant accreditation standards
  • Ensure the financial viability and success of the organization. Develop and deliver complex, comprehensive financial analyses, high level strategic modeling, and provide financial guidance to assist senior leadership decisions
  • Direct and coordinate the preparation of the School of Medicine operating budget and capital budget in accordance with the University annual budget process
  • Direct all School of Medicine purchasing, accounts payable and payroll functions
  • Collaborate and coordinate with School of Medicine deans and departmental leadership to identify, model, implement, and monitor program resource needs
  • Responsible for regulatory reporting requirements and other requests related to fiscal analysis and reporting
  • Responsible for the review, consultation and execution of all School of Medicine contracts
  • Direct and manage the hiring, promotion, and compensation process, inclusive of analysis and adjustments, in partnership with University Human Resources
  • Negotiate and manage programmatic and resource needs as they relate to clinical affiliates and community partner agreements and operations
  • Direct and manage space analysis and allocation processes. Resolve problems and issues across a wide variety of functions
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Administration to participate in strategic initiatives and continuous quality improvement efforts for the School of Medicine
  • Serve as School of Medicine Information Technology liaison to ensure that all administrative, programmatic, and operational technology requirements are met and addressed
  • Collaborate with Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences’ leadership to support analysis, reporting, and contractual agreements to support interprofessional education and clinical experiences at shared sites
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Business, Finance and/or Accounting
  • Master's Degree preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA preferred
Qualifications:
  • •Ten years of experience, with seven years of experience at the senior leadership level
  • Experience working in a medical school or academic medical center highly preferred
  • Demonstrated record of effective leadership in finance and budget, and in resource planning
  • Outstanding financial expertise and related technical skills, including a deep knowledge of financial operations and compliance issues
  • High-level experience in the financial management of a complex organization; university or health care environment preferred but not required
  • Ability to successfully navigate complex situations and creatively problem-solve
  • Experience managing and communicating change
  • Approachable, inclusive, and transparent leadership style
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants: TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit www.qu.edu/health-wellness-and-safety/covid-19-resources/

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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