Reporting to the Dean of the Marshall School of Business the Senior Associate Dean, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer serves as chief financial and operational officer, strategist, and controller for an entrepreneurial business school operating in the highly competitive arena of undergraduate, graduate and professional graduate education. The Senior Associate Dean has direct responsibility for Administrative Services, Financial Services, Human Resources and Payroll, Information Technology, Facilities, and Sponsored Projects Administration.
The Senior Associate Dean manages a $300 million-dollar business, which derives its revenue from Undergraduate (major and minor), Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, Executive MBA, Specialized Master’s and other revenue generating programs. The Senior Associate Dean is responsible for long-range strategic planning and for building financial plans for new programs and ventures that will enhance the School's revenue base. The Senior Associate Dean works directly with the Dean in defining and prioritizing specific needs related to the academic mission and in developing objectives and strategies to meet these needs.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY
The Senior Associate Dean advises the Dean, Deputy Dean, Vice Deans, Associate Deans, and unit directors with regard to financial strategy and devises creative approaches to resource allocation and management that helps them to achieve their programmatic goals. The Senior Associate Dean is also responsible for forecasting, maximizing and in some cases helping to develop new funding streams for the School's overall support. He/she must also conduct extensive planning for operational, resource and program needs, including but not limited to financial planning and analysis, space planning and capital projects, organizational planning and development, information technology infrastructure, web development, classroom and end user support, and strategic program planning.
The Senior Associate Dean is responsible for the development, administering, and monitoring of the School's $300 million annual operating budget, which is made up of student tuition/fees and numerous other fund types, including student fees, endowment and gift income, and Executive Education revenue. Multi-year financial projections are required to demonstrate, to the Dean and University, how the school intends to fund and staff its program offerings.
The Senior Associate Dean represents the school with regard to the planning and management of a variety of University programs and activities, including space location/relocation, minor capital projects, deferred maintenance, renovation projects, and plans for capital construction.
Through subordinate Directors, the Senior Associate Dean oversees the Finance/Budget, Human Resources, Facilities, and Information Technology functions for the Marshall School of Business. Responsibilities also includes Sponsored Projects Administration oversight.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience: 10 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Progressively increasing leadership responsibilities in budget, financial control, cash flow analysis and debt planning. Progressively increasing leadership, planning and management experience in human resources field. Demonstrated strong organization, planning, analytical, innovative, critical thinking, strategic, collaboration, interpersonal and relationship building skills are essential. Thorough knowledge of management principles, budgeting, finance and applicable laws/regulations.
Preferred Education: Masters of Business Administration Degree
Preferred Experience: 15 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Knowledge of higher education operations and environment in addition to budget, financial control, cash flow analysis and debt planning, and human resources.
About University of Southern California - Marshall Business School
2020 marks a significant and exciting time to join the USC Marshall School of Business as we celebrate our Centennial year and welcome a new Dean with ambitious goals to continue rising among our peer group of the top 20 best Business Schools peer group. The USC Marshall School of Business is ideally positioned to address the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment and is ranked as one of the country’s top schools for accounting, finance, marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship and international business studies.
USC Marshall builds on the unique opportunities that stem from its Los Angeles location on the Pacific Rim, its interdisciplinary and impactful research, the momentum generated by the University of Southern California, and the unparalleled engagement of the Trojan Alumni Family. With ready access to industries defining the new business frontier, including biotechnology, life sciences, media, entertainment, communications and healthcare, this vast network offers USC Marshall graduates exceptionally strong support for success in the global marketplace. USC Marshall is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its workforce. For more information on the USC Marshall School of Business, visit: www.marshall.usc.edu.