The Financial and Administrative Officer (FAO) is a unique and exciting position responsible for providing leadership in the management of financial, operational, managerial, human resources, academic affairs, facilities, and other administrative operations for the School of Medicine's (SOM) / UCR Health Neurosciences departments. The Neurosciences units, which include Psychiatry, Pain Management, Neurosurgery and Neurology has approximately 21 clinical faculty FTE, and 27 Resident FTE that are supported under the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. The Neurosciences also has 3 outpatient clinics managed by clinic managers and under the purview of the Chair. The position provides consultative support to the Department Chair and to the Associate Dean/Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, by advising on resolutions to complex administrative and financial matters. The Neurosciences budgets combined are valued at approximately $13M and are composed of multiple funding sources including clinical revenue, contracts and grants (C&Gs), S&S, state appropriations and gifts. S/he will also be responsible for administering a $15M Psychiatry 5-year State Grant, in addition to the operating budgets for the units. Serves as financial advisor to the department Chair, responsible for managing the unit's operating budget, monitoring and/o or participating in the development and implementation of Professional Service Agreements (PSA) and Provider-specific Profit and Loss (P&L) Statements; helps initiate the contracting process in partnership with the SOM Central Contracts unit, and manages the annual Faculty Appointments Renewal process. This position has significant responsibility in organizing work to achieve broadly stated goals for the department, programs, and lines of business. The FAO identifies objectives, provides leadership, develops strategies and policies, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Lastly, the FAO also provides indirect supervision to the GME coordinators for the Psychiatry GME programs. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Master's in Business Administration Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement 8 - 13 years of related experience. Required Extensive experience in working with cross-functional teams. Required Demonstrated experience with the operation of, and working knowledge of, the goals and objectives of a research, education, and/or clinical department within a major university. Required Experience in finance and administration in a leadership role at a university or related environment. Preferred Experience managing research/education/clinical budgets, including budgets with contracts with outside agencies for services and expertise. Preferred Demonstrated progressively responsible management experience in strategic planning, policy development, forecasting, resource analysis, financial management and budgeting. Required Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Occasional travel between campus and other SOM locations for meetings as needed. Required Occasional travel for university related business, conferences and professional development activities. Required
Minimum Requirements Skills to work collaboratively with other locations.
Broad knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
Skills in organization and customer service to effectively manage multiple important priorities.Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
Proven ability to make independent decisions, analyze situations, solve problems and initiate actions for the effective management of a large and complex unit.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff.
Ability to function effectively as a member of a management team and to identify and resolve organizational problems.
Proven ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills to effectively lead and motivate others.
Demonstrated skill in quantitative analysis, financial and statistical techniques and fiscal projections.
Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Broad knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; and/or accounting and payroll.
Preferred Qualifications Broad knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and/or personnel management under labor contract(s) and personnel policy.
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