Reporting to the Department Chair and the MSPH Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, the Department Administrator (DA) will be responsible for the department's financial affairs and provide administrative support to its educational and research programs.
The position will also be responsible for advising the Departmental Chair on fiscal matters and administrative policies related to personnel and other matters; coordinating the department's financial planning and accounting practices; maintaining financial management reporting and control systems; monitoring departmental expenditures; managing administrative staff including supervision and appropriate training; and overseeing compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations of the School, CUMC, CU and external agencies; and reporting regularly to the Department Chair on all matters to assure an efficient, high functioning infrastructure to support the department's educational, research and service missions.
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field is highly desirable and may substitute in part for experience
Experience working in higher education, Columbia University and/or Columbia University Irving Medical Center is preferred
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students
Ability to provide initiative, judgment, and creativity in the resolution of complex problems
Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, financial, negotiating, problem-solving, detail-oriented and computer (e.g., Microsoft Office software, etc.) skills required
Must possess the ability to think strategically, delegate work and supervise staff, and possess unquestionable integrity
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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