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The Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration (EVPFA) is a member of the University's senior leadership team and directs the central business services of the University, including Finance, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Capital Planning & Development.
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration has an outstanding opportunity for the Chief of Staff.
The Chief of Staff serves as a key member of the EVPFA's staff responsible for the central coordination of EVPFA activities, and for ensuring the timely flow of information to and from the Office of the EVPFA (OEVPFA). The Chief of Staff serves as the confidant and administrative partner for the EVPFA in promoting and supporting the mission of the University and its Finance and Administrative function.
The Chief of Staff provides high-level support to the EVPFA in leading an effective executive leadership team. The Chief of Staff supports the EVPFA in establishing priorities, coordinating strategic planning, controlling costs, identifying important issues, developing action plans, and monitoring progress.
In addition, the Chief of Staff will oversee Office of the EVPFA staff including finance, HR, and communications resources, select operating units (depending on need and interest), as well as administrative, cross-functional, and unit-specific projects.
Leadership, Management, and Strategy
Oversees the day-to-day rhythm of senior leadership activities across EVPFA.
Oversees and manages the internal operations of the Office of the EVPFA.
Supports the EVPFA in developing and implementing the strategic direction for the University's Finance and Administration units, establishing goals and objectives for OEVPFA components, and monitoring progress against those goals and objectives.
Provides advice and counsel on sensitive issues, and ensures timely decision-making on issues of strategic importance.
Coordinates the preparation of departmental communications and briefing materials.
Ensures the clear and timely flow of information to EVPFA components, the Executive Office, and other stakeholders.
Triages the range of issues/requests that come to the OEVPFA from internal/external stakeholders.
Develops strong partnerships with administrative and academic units, university leadership, faculty, students, and staff on all three UW campuses.
As appropriate, serves as a liaison for the EVPFA with departmental leaders, the Executive Office of the President and Provost, Office of Planning and Budgeting, and other campus partners.
Manages and staffs the monthly preparation of OEVPFA issues going to the Board of Regents.
Manages and staffs quarterly meetings of the University's Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing.
Manages and staffs the monthly Administrators Council meetings.
Directs confidential and time-sensitive projects initiated by the EVPFA.
Manages OEVPFA components, as assigned.
Coordinates OEVPFA-wide processes as assigned, e.g., public records requests.
Works across organizational units, institutional structures, and governance bodies, to communicate the EVPFA's strategic priorities.
Drives clear communications among and between departments, and oversees all EVPFA departmental, project, and campus communications.
Conducts research, drafts background materials, and prepares other written communications.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Finance, IT, or other field related to the functions reporting to the EVPFA.
A minimum of 10 years of experience business strategy, consulting, operations, or related field.
Management experience required, preferably in a highly complex, matrixed organization such as an academic center, a university, or research university.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. MBA or Master's degree in Public Administration, Finance, IT, Engineering, or related field.
Ability to work independently and in close cooperation with the EVPFA and senior leadership team.
Ability to represent the EVPFA in making decisions that require mature judgment.
Ability to interact and influence at the most senior levels of an organization and to work collaboratively across functions, levels, and departments toward shared objectives.
Working knowledge of policies, operations, and practices in higher education.
Expertise in prioritizing workflow, managing resources, and overseeing financial and budget matters.
Strong and proven project management competencies with strong attention to detail.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with multiple constituencies.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Ability to collect and analyze information, draw conclusions, and make fact-based recommendations.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with personnel matters and sensitive information.
Strong diplomacy and conflict-resolution skills.
Strong developer of people and team-facilitation skills.
Effective communicator; strong writing and presentation skills.