Heralded as a hub of undergraduate innovation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) creates and sustains meaningful interactions between students and faculty both within and outside the classroom. As a collaborative team member of VPUE, you have a unique opportunity to advance and support programs that touch and enhance the lives of every undergraduate student at Stanford. https://undergrad.stanford.edu/
VPUE seeks a Director of Finance to provide strategic direction and leadership of the financial operations for the entire organization. The Director ensures compliance of financial processes and systems and oversees a consolidated budget of approximately $78 million consisting of foreign and domestic currencies. The Director manages a team of two financial analysts and indirectly manages administrative managers in all VPUE's programs with regard to their financial responsibilities.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice Provost for Finance and Administration, the Director is part of the Office of the Vice Provost and works collaboratively with all units in VPUE - Academic Advising, Bing Overseas Studies Program, Center for Teaching and Learning, Haas Center for Public Service, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford Introductory Studies, and Vice Provost's Office. The finance team manages all revenue sources for VPUE which includes endowment, expendable gifts, general funds, program income, and sponsored research. The Director serves as VPUE's budget officer and collaborates closely with school financial colleagues, campus partners and central offices on a variety of domestic and global financial matters.
In this role, you will:
Design, establish, and maintain the financial organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversee recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff. Exercise oversight of seven dotted line VPUE unit financial teams. Collaborate with Global Business Services (GBS) to support the financial management of eleven global centers.
Lead, execute, and communicate operational and long-range budgets, forecasting, and strategy; direct business operation and administration functions; manage oversight of post award sponsored research administration and services.
Identify and resolve strategic problems that affect the overall functioning beyond VPUE that have potential university wide impact.
Make strategic decisions using complex, comprehensive analyses, high level financial modeling; provide information and context to leadership to support senior leadership decisions.
Provide strategy, vision, and direction that have wide scope and impact; make recommendations and influence issues related to university finance and accounting policy.
Partner to design and establish appropriate programs to provide a strong system of internal controls to protect and steward university resources.
Partner across the university to determine new and ongoing business and technology initiatives.
Direct high-visibility process redesign and innovation projects; champion major initiatives and develop and drive implementation of project initiatives.
Represent VPUE at the university level and to external constituencies.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Master's degree and eight years relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Advanced knowledge of Oracle Financials and Tidemark or other business financial systems.
Advanced understanding of financial principles. Experience or knowledge of global financial activities including banking and hedge contracts is preferred.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Ability to clearly and effectively present information to internal and external audiences, client groups and all levels of management and serve as an advisor to senior and university leadership.
Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
Strong leadership skills, previous experience in strategic management and leading large multi-functional teams.
Demonstrated ability to delegate workload and providing direction/corrections as necessary.
Knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
Demonstrated competency in project management of a high volume of work, some of which is cyclical.
Ability to manage post and pre award administration for VPUE's sponsored projects. Knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations and Cardinal Curriculum level I and II.
Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
Experience working successfully with PIs, their administrative staff, the office of sponsored research and external sponsors.
Demonstrated success in performing meticulous, high quality and compliant work.
Ability to interpret complex research and fiscal policies, assimilate information from a wide range of resources and act like a mentor and resource to others.
* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)
For undergraduates, VPUE is the nexus for programs and initiatives that help students define and achieve their intellectual ambitions at Stanford. These include investigative introductory courses taught by esteemed faculty, targeted classes in writing and rhetoric, undergraduate research support, academic advising and mentoring, overseas and off-campus study programs, and undergraduate scholarships and fellowships. For faculty, VPUE serves as a principal conduit for furthering interaction with undergraduates and discovering ways in which working with students can enrich one's research agenda. VPUE advocates for undergraduate education in collaboration with faculty, departments and schools across Stanford. All VPUE resources are dedicated to involving faculty with the undergraduate experience, connecting students with phenomenal opportunities and fully realizing a liberal education at Stanford.
The mission of the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) is to partner with Stanford faculty, staff, and students to produce and educate knowledgeable, engaged citizens and creative, confident leaders for our future world.
VPUE advocates for and supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Stanford through our teaching, policies, programming, and partnerships across the university. VPUE seeks to create a work environment motivated and shaped by the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in which all staff explicitly and mindfully act to implement these principles. We seek a work environment which values input from all, transparency and openness in decision-making, and respectful and supportive engagement.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven individuals to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing opportunities. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
*-Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
How to Apply
If you're ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a comfortable work-life fit, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?