The Executive Director, Finance and Administration leads the management of Drexel Business Services revenue and expense budgets, contract management, and purchasing. The Executive Director, Finance and Administration works closely with Drexel Business Services leadership to evaluate the financial results of the provided services and develops accurate and actionable reports. The Executive Director oversees the financial administration for Drexel University Online, a wholly owned subsidiary of Drexel University.
Drexel Business Services includes:
Residential and conference housing
Campus dining and catering
Retail management (including bookstores, vending, and merchant programs)
Dragon Card services
On-campus parking services
Drexel University Online
Perform high-level financial oversight, control, analyses, and reporting. Manage the fiscal operations including the administration of revenue, expense and capital budgets and expenditures, and the establishment and management of financial control systems.
Recruit, hire, onboard and train team members to achieve the University’s strategic goals and mission. Monitor financial performance, reporting variances and adverse trends. Develop budget projections under various scenarios.
Lead the annual budget and financial development process. Develop budget projections under various scenarios
Coordinate all formal reporting processes and timelines including but not limited to the monthly reporting process, and annual budget submission. Work with the teams to create reports, ensuring they are complete, accurate and on-time. Provide detailed, well-researched, and thought-out analysis that provides the rationale and explanation for the results versus the budget.
Participate in cross-departmental business process reviews, including cost-benefit analysis, process mapping/flow charting and perform supporting analysis to improve the overall efficiency and operational excellence of the department. Represent the financial and administrative perspective in the assigned workgroups. Develop reporting and tracking systems and conduct post-implementation program reviews to ensure the stated goals and objectives of the program are achieved.
Serve as the Drexel Business Services / Drexel University Online point of contact for all Human Resources administration to achieve the department’s personnel and staffing objectives. Generate and process paperwork associated with position reclassifications, position budgeting, and hiring or terminating employees.
Review salary lines for the division to ensure budget is optimized.
Provide financial and administrative training and guidance for Business Services professional staff as needed.
Ensure all monthly tasks (i.e.P-Card reconciliations, service department chargebacks) are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
Participate in University planning, special projects and other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President, Drexel Business Services.
Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, a comprehensive global research university and a major engine for economic development in the region. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.