For over 80 years, the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Social Work (CoSW) has been a leader in social work education. Our mission is clear: Through rigorous research, excellence in instruction, and steadfast service, CoSW works to improve the human condition. Always, in all ways.
As the state's flagship university, CoSW is committed to actualizing our mission through innovative, accessible academic programming. CoSW is home to Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (traditional and online), Master of Social Work (hybrid and online), Doctorate of Social Work (online), and PhD (traditional) degree programs. In addition to Lexington's main campus, we have a satellite campus at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.
CoSW is currently seeking a Dean Assistant of Finance. The position's major job responsibilities are as follows:
College Level Leadership
Help identify and evaluate strategic initiatives, guaranteeing the financial integrity and fiscal solvency pertaining to CoSW
Position is a key member of the college's strategic leadership team and serves as the primary liaison providing fiscal and strategic support to the departments and research units in a collaborative, inclusive, and consultative manner.
Serve as a member of the Dean's senior administrative team, contributing to, developing, and implementing strategic decisions
Represent the College and the Dean to the executive and financial management of the University
Sit on other University-wide teams and task forces, as needed.
Direct/manage College-wide financial operations.
Design, implement, and oversee the College's budget, with operations, budget planning, capital planning, funding priorities, financial analysis, and managerial oversight responsibility.
Monitor financial performance and analyze implications for short-term and long-terms plans.
Work closely with University's Budget Office and Provosts' office to ensure understanding of the budget and its implications.
Provide oversight of the College's research post award administration process to ensure compliance with University and external agencies' policies related to all federal and non-federal sponsored programs.
Develop and implement policies to promote overhead recovery.
Manage, contribute to, and support the professional growth and development of direct and indirect reports.
Assign staff to appropriate University task forces and committees as needed.
Directly supervise and manage the Faculty Affairs Administrator, with full oversight of the Business Office.
Indirect supervision of the Grants Coordinator and Business and Financial Analyst and research and center staff for finance and administrative responsibilities.
Strategic Initiatives/Special Projects and long-term Financial Planning and Reporting
In collaboration with CoSW leadership, develops long-term financial plans for the college that are in alignment with the strategic plan.
Conceptualize and conduct analyses associated with new program development, to include financial projections, need estimates, etc.
Conduct annual assessments of fiscal approach and make and implement strategic and policy recommendations for fiscal efficiency and resource management.
Prepare and communicate routine financial forecasting reports which will be used to provide information to inform strategic decisions and potential shifts in the college's financial approach.
Other duties as assigned.
MS Office; Budgeting; Payroll; Budget analysis
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.