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Director of Financial Operations

University of Oregon

October 16, 2018
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Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative


Department: College of Education, Faculty and Staff Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, continuing
income: $80,000 - $98,789 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
October 29, 2018; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to candidates
To be considered for this position, candidates must submit a complete application.
Complete applications must include an online application, a cover letter, and resume that specifically address how the candidate meets the minimum and any preferred qualifications for the position.
Department Summary
The College of Education at the University of Oregon is one of the highest ranked colleges of education in the United States and has a strong tradition of scholarship, outreach, and impact at local, state, national, and global levels. The assigned mission of the College of Education is to prepare individuals to become administrators, teachers, researchers, and related professionals. Our faculty conduct innovative research and scholarship in education and the clinical sciences and are national and international leaders in avoidance science, school-located intervention, research methods, and measurement designed to improve educational and social service systems for all. Faculty and staff are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students who comprise the College and who will be the next generation of educational leaders.
The College of Education’s Office of the Dean is of the central administrative unit for the college. Functions of the College’s central administrative unit have an effect on the entire college as well as external alumni, donors and community partners.
Position Summary
The Director of Financial Operations serves as the College of Education’s principal financial agent, providing direct support and management of the COE’s budget and financial operations which total more than $20 million. The sources of the COE budget include general funds, self-support, gift/foundation funds, and grant funds. The position coordinates, manages, and administers the financial and accounting functions for the COE through direction and supervision of the Faculty and Staff Services finance team, which consists of 3 Office Specialists and one Contracts Specialist.
The Director of Financial Operations (DFO) reports to the Associate Dean for Finance and Operations, providing insight and recommendations on policy or practice that materially impacts financial operations and/or controls. The DFO is responsible for providing leadership abilities with the budget and/or fiscal concerns and works closely with all levels of faculty and staff to resolve technical and highly confidential issues. Extraordinary attention to confidentiality and discretion is a key requirement of the position.
The position provides financial planning, forecasting, analysis, and guidance for decision-making in the Dean’s Office. The position monitors and analyzes the COE budget, provides financial projections, and generates budget and financial reports that allow senior leadership abilities to make informed decisions on the direction of the College. The function includes fiduciary oversight of the COE expenditures, strategic budgetary planning, allocating financial resources, and managing all regular business operations of the office of Faculty and Staff Services.
Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree (business or accounting preferred).
• Five years of practice performing accounting functions, including demonstrated practice in accounting, budget management, compiling and/or reporting financial information, and capability to analyze budgets and recommend budget strategies.
• Three years of direct managery practice.
Professional Competencies
• Strong evidence of capability to set operational goals from strategic plans and lead work units in accomplishing these strategic goals and initiatives.
• capability to analyze systems, processes, and procedures, and recommend constructive changes.
• capability to execute a variety of complicated tasks simultaneously and to work independently in a highly visible, fast-paced, deadline-oriented office.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication expertise to interact effectively with a diverse range of people, and build trust and consensus with university constituents including faculty, staff, and students.
• Proficiency using standard business computing applications.
Preferred Qualifications
• MBA, CPA, or advanced degree in business, finance, or related field.
• practice in a university or college setting.
• expertise of the Banner financial management system.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
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All offers of employment are contingent upon prosperous completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and discapability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to candidates and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, Contact Us by us atE-Mail: uocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.
UOprohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, discapability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited byUOpolicy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on thestatement of non-discrimination.
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