About Northeastern: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: The Associate Dean for Administration and Finance (ADAF) is the principal administrative and budget officer for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, reporting to the Dean. A member of the college's senior leadership team, the Associate Dean helps formulate the strategic plan for the college in a dynamic and fast-moving university. As the lead administrator for the college, the Associate Dean is responsible for the oversight, implementation, and planning of processes, policies, and projects in budgeting, human resources, sponsored research administration, space, and college-specific IT. The Associate Dean advises the Dean in developing the college's annual revenue (currently at about 90M) and expense budgets, while modeling multi-year scenarios. The Associate Dean works closely with the other associate deans, department chairs, and staff to determine budgetary needs and plan new initiatives that are aligned with the college's and university's strategic goals.
Responsibilities: The ADAF oversees the human resources team, budget and finance administration personnel, and the research administration team. The Associate Dean supports strategic planning for the college by providing analytical reports (detailing enrollment, staffing, financial and space trends/requirements) needed for decisions regarding resource allocation. The Associate Dean oversees a small team guiding human resources matters across the college, including recruitment, retention, performance reviews, and compensation changes for faculty and staff. Working closely with the Associate Dean of Research, the Associate Dean oversees sponsored research administration at the college. The position oversees all pre- and post-award grant management and ensures compliance with federal, state and other sponsor regulations.
The Associate Dean manages the space portfolio (nearly 90,000 square feet across the university) for the college, and coordinates all space planning and capital projects in collaboration with university offices. The ADAF regularly leads programmatic projects as directed by the Dean. The ADAF works closely with counterparts in other colleges and represents the Dean and the college to various internal and external audiences and constituents.
Qualifications: Master's degree required, MBA preferred. At least 10 years of increasingly responsible leadership experience successfully managing all administrative facets of a large, multi-million dollar operation, preferably in higher education; experience with project management and resource allocation; excellent communication, negotiation, and facilitating skills; at least 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience; ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and activities. High level of analytical skills, and experience with financial databases and developing reports. Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse population of faculty, students and staff, and committed to a culture of professionalism with a service focus.
Salary Grade: 15
Additional Information: The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts our dynamic framework for the college's three-part mission of research, education, and community engagement. Within this framework, students and faculty combine Northeastern's signature focus on experiential learning with the rigorous study of the social sciences and humanities history, culture, society, and ethics. The topics and skills that we work on matter enormously in today's rapidly changing world. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.