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Director of Operations

Date 2013-02-05 02:02:34 Location : North America

Position: Lead and manage all non-academic support functions of the American English Institute (AEI). Reporting to the AEI Director, this position leads and directs the AEI Office of Finance, Office of Student Services, Marketing & Alumni Relations, and Office Management through unit managers, and also manages the units Instructional Technology line. This position provides senior planning and decision-making support to the AEI and the AEI Director.

Duties: Leadership and management oversight for fiscal and budget management, grants and contracts administration, AEI vendor contracts, Human Resources including annual academic appointments & hiring, marketing and promotion, alumni relations, information technology, Office of Faculty Services, AEI facilities management & planning, and Student Services management (non-instructional functions).

Ensure compliance with University financial, budgetary, and internal control policies across all AEI programs; manage processes and procedures within the AEI to provide transparency with regards to University guidelines and procedures; and as required, interpret AEI, CAS, University of Oregon, OUS, State of Oregon, and US Government policies for the AEI Director, faculty and staff.

The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.
Additional Salary Information: DOE

Minimum Qualifications:

· Three or more years of experience managing/leading/supervising a university business-related or operations-focused function with multiple business/functional units and unit managers.
· Demonstrated ability to create an effective management team and lead this team to planned results.
· Strong evidence of ability to set operational goals from strategic plans and lead work units in accomplishing these strategic goals and initiatives.
· Experience with the oversight of sponsored research, grants and contracts.
· Demonstrated ability to oversee and manage a finance and accounting function responsible for multi-million dollar annual revenue. The Assistant Director for Finance reports directly to the AEI Director of Operations. As such, the Director of Operations will have final responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of financial statements, budgets, unit financial performance statistics, payrolls, internal compliance functions, and grants/contracts administration.
· Requisite skills necessary to analyze systems, processes, and procedures, and the ability to recommend constructive changes. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and quantitative (financial, accounting and statistical) skills. Ability to work with others and create a collaborative environment. Ability to handle conflict and difficult situations in a professional manner, and to achieve consensus. Must maintain absolute confidentiality and integrity, attention to detail and accuracy in all facets of activity.
· Familiarity with FERPA and other basic laws relevant to successful oversight of AEI staff and operations.
· BA/BS – Required in Business Accounting or Finance
MBA/MS – Preferred in Business Accounting or Finance
· Final candidate must successfully complete a criminal background check.