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Departmental Administrator/CFO

  • Requisition no: 505227
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Medicine
  • Grade: Ungraded
  • Categories: General Administration
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Position Summary

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Medicine and the Vice Dean for Administration, the Department Administrator is responsible for planning and organizing the Department's financial affairs and administering its clinical, educational and research programs.

In conjunction with the Chair, the Department Administrator (DA) sets departmental goals and objectives as well as manages its relationship with the Medical School, CU Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and other affiliated organizations. He/She will direct the department's financial planning and accounting practices, maintain financial management reporting and control systems, monitor departmental expenditures, oversee compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations of the University/affiliated organizations/external agencies and assure an efficient, high-functioning infrastructure to support the Department's clinical, educational and research missions.



Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in business administration or similar degree and a minimum of seven years of progressive responsibility at a managerial level, preferably in an academic health center.
- Effective leadership and organizational skills;
- Proven ability to manage and lead staff in a changing environment;
- Knowledge, experience and ability to manage complex information and computer systems;
- Understand managerial accounting and finance principles (including practice management);
- Understanding of the evolving health care marketplace;
- Ability to identify opportunities to enhance income from development and revenue sources as well as identifying how best to promote, schedule and charge for various initiatives;
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students; experienced in the supervision of administrative and support staff personnel;
- Ability to provide initiative, judgment and creativity in the resolution of complex problems;
- Effective communication/presentation skills, and a proven track record of forming collaborative and effective working relationships with physicians and administrative leaders;
- Ability to establish realistic and achievable priorities and the ability to lead staff to achieve departmental goals and objectives.


Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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