The Department of Anthropology at Princeton University studies culture and social change throughout the world, past and present. Faculty and graduate students travel all over the world to study various communities and live with their interlocutors for periods from 12 to 18 months. Members of the faculty are directors of various programs on campus and three faculty hold joint appointments. The department consists of 13 faculty, one professional technical staff, five lecturers, 5 post-docs, one computer technical staff, 52 graduate students in various stages of the program, 74 undergraduate majors and seven permanent staff members (including Center Managers and Directors, two journal editors who are off site and one temporary staff). The department is located in Aaron Burr Hall.
The Manager, Finance and Administration is charged with budget and financial management, FTE budget management, staff supervision and academic administration. The Manager works in close concert with the Chair to develop strategic direction and vision for the department, develops and implements goals of the department and ensure that faculty and staff have resources necessary to carry out their academic, research and administrative duties.
The Manager oversees the functional areas of budget management; academic programs and student services; facilities and operations; staff supervision and performance management; and policy and compliance. The manager reports directly to the department Chair, with a secondary reporting relationship to the Senior Manager of Academic Administration.
Staff supervision: The academic manager supervises the hiring, performance reviews, merit increase process and terminations of the administrative staff, professional technical staff, lecturers, including regular staff, short-term professional employees, casual hourly employees and student employees. The manager is also responsible for oversight of two offsite journal editors and their staffs. These supervisory duties are subject to change.
Academic administration: The academic manager supervises the administration of the teaching component of departmental activities, ensuring that the academic department meets all deadlines for the offices of the Dean of the Faculty, Registrar, Dean of the College, and the Graduate School. The manager also oversees the courses and staffing of the three tracks in Anthropology major: Sociocultural, Medical, and Legal, Political and Economic. A new track in Visual/Digital Data is in development.
Budget and financial management: The manager develops the administrative budget for the academic department, in collaboration with the chair. The manager is responsible for careful and appropriate use/allocation of the administrative allowance, endowed or restricted funds, and any grants or sponsored research. The manager monitors spending and provides regular and analysis and projections to the Chair.
Communications: The manager is responsible for generating content and editing the annual department newsletter, the annual report to the President and the academic report for the University at large, as well as other reports. The manager oversees the maintenance and updating of the department website, and serves as project manager for website redesign projects.
Facilities/Events Management: The manager oversees office moves, renovations and repairs; manages space assignments for faculty, staff, and professional researchers, and the purchase of department furniture and equipment. The manager oversees departmental events, faculty events, and student events, as well as, various outside events by faculty held here at Princeton and/or outside.
Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent
At least 7 years relevant work experience
Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, decision-making, and communications skills
Demonstrated experience in budget management and oversight of financial operations
Supervisory experience and ability to coach and mentor staff
Superior organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
Proficiency in writing and editing
Sensitivity to the needs and concerns of faculty, staff, and students and other members of the University community.
Knowledge of University policies, visa regulations, federal work study tax laws and grant regulations
Proficiency in desktop computing tools and software, including MS Office
Experience in university administration strongly preferred
Project management experience
Values importance of diversity and inclusion
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