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Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Office of the Dean

Job Title: Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

Position #00645169 - Requisition #21377

  • Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The School of Medicine Office of the Dean has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Associate Dean for Administration and Finance position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of work

The Associate Dean for Administration and Finance of the School of Medicine (SOM) reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance (SADAF) and is responsible for the management of the budgetary and fiscal operations of the School, ensuring that they are managed in an effective, efficient and responsible manner. The School of Medicine has an annual budget of over $1.9 billion which is made up of grants, clinical earnings, general funding, gifts, and auxiliary funding. There are more than 8,000 employees in the School of Medicine; faculty, exempt and classified staff, research staff, trainees, students, fellows and residents. The School is comprised of 23 departments with multiple divisions and more than 30 multi-disciplinary centers.

The incumbent will manage the School's offices of business/financial affairs, business intelligence/decision support, human resources, procurement and compliance and information technology. Responsibilities also include advising the SADAF, the Dean, and other School leadership on administrative, fiscal, budgetary, and personnel aspects of the School and serving as one of two individuals representing the School of Medicine as fiscal liaison and representative to or on various Anschutz Medical Campus, University and external offices and committees. This position, in consultation with SADAF, develops and implements strategic initiatives and goals for the School. In addition, this position is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring a variety of unique and complex projects.

Supervision Received

This position will report to the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance.

Supervision Provided

Provides direct supervision to SOM individuals who oversee the following activities; human resource director, finance director, information services director, and other staff as deemed appropriate. This position has dotted line reporting for the space and planning director and the faculty affairs director. This position also has delegated authority for all SOM classified staff actions.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Oversee all of the School of Medicine's budget and financial activities, in consultation with the SADAF. Prepare and provide related presentations and reports for the School constituents - to include PreAward services
  • Monitor the status of all of the School's funds: State general funds, the Dean's commitment funds, departmental resources, contributions from affiliates, and other sources of support to the SOM.
  • Oversee the human resources operations of the School of Medicine which includes training, talent acquisition, analytics, classification/compensation and performance planning - to include SOM Human Resources Shared Services.
  • Formulate financial plans for the School's various programs and projects. Plans include revenue and expenditure projections, as well as, cash flow requirements.
  • Oversee the completion of a number of surveys required or requested by Association of American Medical Colleges including the financial surveys for the LCME, the faculty compensation, staff compensation and others.
  • Direct the business intelligence systems of the SOM and work with SOM, University partners and CU Medicine to optimize reporting and analytics for the enterprise.
  • Plan and execute a number of complex and varied projects.
  • Oversee activities of the office of SOM Business Affairs which includes Finance, Human Resources, Procurement/Compliance, and Information Technology.
  • Provide indirect oversight of all School of Medicine Dean's office fiscal operations which include: Faculty Affairs, Academic Affairs, Clinical Affairs, Research Affairs, Communications, Education, and Diversity. Also review individual Department financial status as needed and periodically.
  • Serve on multiple School and Campus committees. Provide advice and counsel to the School's center directors, chairpersons, division heads and administrators regarding financial and administrative matters.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant Campus, University and State fiscal and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $164,000--$235,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting or related field.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible financial, budgetary and administrative experience.
  • Five years of significant supervisory experience.

Preferred Requirements

  • A master's degree in business administration, public administration, finance or related field.
  • Progressively responsible financial, budgetary and administrative experience in academic medical campus environment.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • The ability to function independently in a responsible and timely manner.
  • A thorough understanding of administrative, budgetary and fiscal principles and practices applicable to the University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • The ability to conceptualize administrative and fiscal problems and to develop and implement action plans for their resolution, including strategic utilization of staff and resources.
  • The ability to plan, organize, implement and coordinate operational activities.
  • The ability to develop and organize written reports and to effectively present such reports orally.
  • The ability to interact and communicate effectively with professional, administrative and other personnel.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

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