Assistant Dean of Business Operations

The University of Vermont

Location: Burlington

Type: Full Time

Education: No Ed Requirements

Experience: 3 - 5 Years

Provide oversight of complex administrative functions and business operations for the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) to include finance, budget planning, development, forecasting and coordination of personnel resources. Actively participate and provide leadership in strategic planning processes and establish, implement and coordinate organizational systems and processes for CAS as it relates to business operations. Member of the CAS Executive Leadership team and direct report to Dean.


Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience) 

Master’s degree in business administration/management or related field and four to five years of experience. Experience in academic setting to include areas of financial management, budget development, long-range strategic planning, business operations and grants management. Effective analytical, organizational, written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines required.


Desirable Qualifications  

Demonstrated ability to provide consultative leadership; experience with complex budget management and financial decision making that impacts the institution’s mission; supervision of multiple professional positions; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Other Information  

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter addressing their qualification and vision for this role, resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

In the cover letter, please address your strategic leadership and vision for this role; professional leadership philosophy and supervisory/management experience; and how critical financial decisions can impact or benefit the institutional mission and promote excellence.


The College of Arts & Sciences has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence; more information can be found at Applicants must submit a separate statement addressing how they plan to contribute to inclusive excellence.


For more information, please view the College of Arts & Sciences Fact Sheet (FY 19).

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