JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY THE PEABODY INSTITUTE ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION (Divisional Business Officer) https://www.jhu.edu/
The Johns Hopkins University is America's first research university founded with the goal to encourage research and advance not only the knowledge of its students but human knowledge in general. The University was established in 1876 by Johns Hopkins, Baltimore's greatest philanthropist who willed his $7 million estate to fund the university and the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Johns Hopkins University enrolls more than 26,000 full-time and part-time students throughout nine academic divisions. While Baltimore is the university's hometown, there are campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area and international locations, including Bologna, Italy and Nanjing, China. Johns Hopkins is also home to the nation's largest university affiliated research center, the Applied Physics Laboratory. Faculty and students conduct research on six continents; and more than 20 percent of the university's students come from countries outside of the United States. Divisions of the University include: The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Education located on the Homewood Campus in Baltimore, MD; the School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Nursing located in East Baltimore; the Peabody Institute located in the historic Mt. Vernon area of downtown Baltimore; the Carey Business School located in the Inner Harbor area; the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.; and the Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.
The 6,500 faculty and 26,000 students study, teach, and learn in and across more than 260 programs regularly recognized as being among the nation's best. JHU's undergraduate education is ranked 10th among U.S. "national universities" by U.S. News & World Report for 2018.
The impact of Johns Hopkins reaches into nearly every corner of the globe, conducting research, training, and education at more than 1,300 sites in more than 134 countries. More than 400 undergraduate students study abroad in dozens of countries each year, and more than 193,000 JHU alumni live in 175 countries. Examples of global reach include: the School of Advanced International Studies has campuses on three continents; Jhpiego, a nonprofit health organization affiliated with the university, focuses on improving the health of women and families in more than 155 developing countries; and the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health works to address pressing global health challenges, such as HIV/AIDs and tuberculosis.
Under President Ronald J. Daniels' leadership, the university is focusing on four major priorities through the remainder of the decade, collectively called the Ten by Twenty. The four priorities are: One University, Individual Excellence, Commitment to our Communities and Institution Building.
The Peabody Institute
In recent years the Peabody Institute has repositioned itself in the world of music conservatories, its home community of Baltimore, and within the multi-faceted framework of the renowned Johns Hopkins University, with which it has been affiliated since 1977. Peabody is in the midst of a stimulating period of growth, focused on excellence, innovation, and leading the way in adapting to the changes in the American and international performing arts landscape. Founded in 1857, Peabody is the oldest conservatory in the nation and has a storied history. Over the years, its landmark buildings have seen artists such as Peter Tchaikovsky, Anton Rubinstein, Igor Stravinsky, Nadia Boulanger, and Leonard Bernstein traversing its hallways. It counts André Watts, Philip Glass, James Morris, Hilary Hahn, Cyrus Chestnut, and Tori Amos among its illustrious alumni. In 2017 alone, three Peabody alumni were Grammy Award-winners. Current faculty includes leading artists such as Marin Alsop, Manuel Barrueco, Richard Goode, Midori, Marina Piccinini, and two Pulitzer Prize winning composers, Kevin Puts and Du Yun, among other prominent faculty.
Today, Peabody is building on its rich history of professional training at the highest level and has developed a vision for the role of the 21st century artist in society and the training required to meet the new realities and opportunities of that role. Peabody's history, tradition, and pedigree, coupled with its forward-looking view and commitment to challenge traditional assumptions, allow it to take on the real work of what it means to prepare artists for a world that is constantly changing. Peabody's vision for the future connects directly to its founding more than 160 year s ago as a cultural center for the region that celebrated the role of music, art, letters, and discourse.
Since implementation of the Breakthrough Plan in 2014, Peabody has enjoyed a strong trajectory of change and growth touching virtually every aspect of the institution including enrollment, the launch of new programs, curriculum innovation, diversity, faculty governance and recruitment, community engagement, Peabody's relevance and unique role as a school in one of the world's top research institutions, and the Institute's financial health and sustainability.
The Breakthrough Plan 2024 is the result of a renewal process that took place throughout the 2019-20 academic year, engaging faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and alumni in a considered assessment of the ongoing fit of initiatives in support of the Five Pillars - Excellence, Interdisciplinary Experiences, Innovation, Community Connectivity, and Diversity - and to make refinements and revisions within the framework of the plan to position Peabody for the next five years.
Five Pillars To take this vision of marrying the old with the new, and to ensure that Peabody and Johns Hopkins University leverage their competitive advantage, Peabody has built its strategic Breakthrough Plan around Five Pillars: Excellence, Interdisciplinary Experiences, Innovation, Community Connectivity, and Diversity.
o Excellence: Peabody is committed to artistic, academic and operational excellence in order to train artists at the highest level who take their place among the most successful trailblazers in their respective disciplines and across disciplines. o Interdisciplinary: Peabody is leveraging its competitive position as a top conservatory within a world-renowned research university to lead in fostering the intersection of music and dance with other disciplines.
o Innovation: Peabody is building a 21st Century conservatory linking the traditions of the past with the possibilities of the future. o Community Connectivity: Peabody is building strong relationships with its surrounding communities as an anchor institution and instilling in its students an enthusiastic embrace for the role they will play in communities as citizen-artists. o Diversity: Peabody is building a diverse community that reflects and responds to a diverse society.
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Primary Reporting Relationship: Dean of the Peabody Institute
Secondary Reporting Relationship: Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer & Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Direct Reports: Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, Student Accounts, Facilities, Security, and Information Technology
The Associate Dean for Finance and Administration is the Divisional Business Officer (DBO) for the Peabody Institute, and as such, serves as the CFO with oversight of key administrative functions and is responsible for strategically leading, planning, and organizing the administrative functions of the Institute. As a member of the Dean's executive team, the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration is expected to occupy a prominent leadership role in the Institute and at the University level, to represent the Institute's interests effectively, and collaborate with peers in the other schools and business units on enterprise-level administrative planning. The Associate Dean works collaboratively with Peabody executive team members, faculty, and staff as well as leadership across the university, with other divisions, and with legal advisors and University Administrative Staff.
In collaboration with the Dean and other Institute leaders, the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration will define key strategic goals by leading management efforts that are responsive to, and supportive of the overall academic priorities and initiatives of the Institute. These efforts will play a key role in developing the School's analytics capacity, making the Institute's finance operations more strategic, and ensuring data-driven decision-making.
The successful candidate will develop critical operational and financial policies, systems, and initiatives essential to creating a sustainable business model for the Institute. The Associate Dean leads the development and annual updating of the Institute's five-year financial and operational plan in support of the Institute's key strategies, goals and objectives, and participates in the presentation of this to University leadership.
In addition, the Associate Dean will manage Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, Student Accounts, Facilities, Security, and Information Technology. This position is responsible for promoting the ongoing learning and development of their staff.
o Works closely with the Dean and Institute leaders in setting plans and budgets to ensure that strategic objectives and initiatives across the Institute are successfully implemented, managed, and maintained in order to promote a competitive advantage. o Works with the Dean and the executive team to build and steward new, alternative and expanded revenue streams as well as expenditures in five-year Breakthrough Plan operational roadmap, and to assist in keeping plans on track and adjusting as appropriate. o Develops and coordinates the Institute's annual academic and operating budget planning process, forecasts and predicts resource requirements for new and existing programs, and develops funding strategies. o Creates and maintains a sound financial environment, which includes good business practices. Works closely with managers who process and record financial transactions to ensure timely and accurate financial information, to monitor accounts and resolve problems, to ensure compliance, to safeguard resources and reduce risks. o Develops and oversees Institute-wide budget, budget planning, capital planning, funding priorities and managerial oversight responsibility for maintaining and ensuring the solid financial position of the Institute. o Evaluates and advises on the impact of short and long-range planning, and the implementation of new programs and strategies. o Coordinate efforts to develop facilities rehabilitation and expansion plans as identified in ongoing facilities masterplan process. o Lead and manage the finance and administration function, a team of @ 60 staff members, specifically serving as the direct supervisor of Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, Campus Operations, Student Accounts, Information Technology and Security, by setting performance direction, conducting annual reviews, and providing general day-to-day guidance as needed. o Develops analytical tools to measure and improve the efficiency of key operational functions. o Works on faculty proposals, special initiatives, and faculty target and operating budget submissions in collaboration with the Senior Associate Dean for Institute Studies and the Dean. o Evaluates and makes recommendations to the Dean for operational efficiencies across areas and leverages solutions around system management and technology. o Advises the Dean on allocation of funding, hiring plans, annual planning activities, revenue generation and cost reduction strategies. o Sponsors and supports initiatives and efforts to attract and retain excellent staff and develop and maintain effective and responsive administrative operations throughout the Institute.
o Ensures ethical administrative, financial, and business practices in keeping with National Association College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) standards and General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). o Serves on special committees and support strategic projects within the Institute of and for broader University-wide initiatives, at the request of the Dean or university leadership.
Professional Experience: o 10+ years of progressively responsible financial and business operations experience, preferably in a large and complex organization o Ability to think and plan strategically and possess a leadership style that works in collaboration with a wide variety of constituencies, building good working relationships using excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, tact and persuasion o Excellent management skills particularly in facilitation, team building, and coordination o Advanced financial expertise in accounting, budget planning, and financial forecasting o Demonstrated strategic leadership, planning, change management and process improvement skills o Strong supervisory abilities and proven experience in managing and developing high performance teams within a highly change oriented culture o Ability to analyze data for budgeting, operations, auditing, accounts receivable, and reserve analysis
Personal Attributes: o Understanding of and commitment to the mission of teaching, performance, and research ideally in a performing arts-based institution o Excellent problem-solving skills o Ability to inspire trust and work collegially with staff, faculty members, school and campus officers, university administrators, alumni, students, benefactors, and business partners o Demonstrated ability to achieve consensus and influence a wide range of people at various levels to achieve results in a collaborative decision-making environment o Extraordinary attention to detail and accuracy o Outstanding writing skills required to create compelling and widely read budget requests, funding agreements, and policy documents o Unquestionable integrity, strong work ethic, and resiliency required o Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and ability to attract and lead a diverse workforce. o Appreciation for music, especially classical, jazz and/or dance
o Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Administration, or a related field; Master's degree strongly preferred
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