College Business Officer (S04712P)

University of Texas at Arlington
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$100,000
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Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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Posting Number S04712P

Position Title College Business Officer (S04712P) Department Academic Resource Planning - CFO & VP Location Arlington Job Family Finance/Accounting Position Status Full-time Work Hours Standard Work Schedule

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with occasional evenings and weekends. Some opportunities for working remotely.

Open to External and Internal FLSA Salary Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience. Minimum salary $100,000. Duration Funding expected to continue Pay Basis Monthly Benefits Eligible Yes Benefits at UTA

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Job Summary

This position serves as an advisor to the Dean, aligning high-level financial, administrative, and strategic planning, optimizing resources to help the college/school achieve its mission and goals. The position analyzes complex data sets and helps the dean to understand the data and make data-informed decisions that align with the college's strategic plan. Also, provides oversight of financial planning, resource allocation, business operations, and budget forecasting for the college and departments. Works collaboratively with the Academic Resource Planning team and the Business and Finance Advisory Council to develop advanced business and financial models, data analyses, and process improvements to support the college and university-wide goals and growth. Provides leadership to the college and department staff related to the college business functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with complex data sets, analytics tools, and visualization software to analyze data and help the Dean to understand the data and make data- informed decisions that align with the college strategic plan and key performance metrics. This includes:

  • leading the college to understand the revenue and costs margins of each academic department, degree program, course, and activity, and identifying opportunities for strategic optimization of resources.
  • Works closely with the Dean and provides oversight to the departments on financial planning, resource allocation, grants and contracts, business operations, enrollment management, endowments and gifts, scholarships, waivers, GTA/GRA appointments, salary, and benefit allocations, compliance reporting, ranking surveys, budget forecasting, and data needs.

  • Develops advanced business and financial models for enrollment and revenue projections, evaluating academic programs and new revenue-generating opportunities, modeling research productivity, workforce planning, faculty hiring, infrastructure assessments, and space needs. Strategically plans for rapidly evolving opportunities and challenges for the departments and college.
  • Understands the financial condition of the college and its departments, as well as the university, and formulates financially sustainable strategies and contingencies for the college.
  • Continuously assesses and monitors financial performance and forecasts budget to actuals.
  • Represent the college in business and financial meetings and on UTA committees.
  • Serve as a liaison between the college and the AVP- Academic Resource Planning office and the CFO.
  • Work with the Dean, Chairs, AVP, and ARP team to strengthen and improve business processes in the colleges and academic units.
  • Communicate and provide training and guidance to the department chairs and business and administrative staff to ensure they understand the finances of the department and use consistent and effective business practices within the college.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in higher education or the equivalent.
  • Experience analyzing complex data sets and creating graphs and visual formats that allow Deans and administrators to understand the analysis quickly.
  • Demonstrate written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with internal and external units.
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, and individuals.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within very diverse teams.
  • Demonstrate advanced Excel skills and experience with financial planning tools.
  • A high level of integrity in the use of confidential information.
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Strategic planning experience.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple and competing priorities.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in business related field.
  • Knowledge and experience in the business operations in higher education.
  • Knowledge and experience in forecasting and business modeling in the academic environment.
  • Successful leadership experience.
  • Working Conditions Special Conditions for Eligibility Working Title College Business Officer CBC Requirement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

    EEO Statement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.

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    The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email [email protected].

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Open Date Review Start Date Open Until Filled Yes Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Accepted Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

    Requirement Questions

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  • What is the highest degree you have attained in accounting, finance, or a related field? (Please specify in your resume)
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree or higher
  • None of the above
  • How many years of experience do you have working in higher education?
  • None/less than 10 years
  • 10 to 15 years
  • 16 to 20 years
  • 20 years or more
  • What is your skill level using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc)? (Proficient is the highest skill level)
  • No skills/Basic
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
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  • Resume or CV
  • Cover/Interest Letter
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