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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on January 27, 2020
Req #: 174498
Posting Date: 11/27/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years. 

The Washington National Primate Center has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director, Finance & Administration.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:
• Commitment to Research
• Teamwork
• Accountability - Productivity
• Communication

Under the general direction of the WaNPRC Director, the Associate Director, Finance & Administration provides oversight and leadership for the daily operations of the Center in the areas of finance, administration and IT.  This position will have six direct reports (finance lead, administration and IT).   The Associate Director, Finance & Administration will provide leadership and support of long term objectives and priorities. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the Associate Director, Finance & Administration will play a critical role in partnering with others in strategic decision making and operations. The Associate Director, Finance & Administration will also actively support the WaNPRC Core Values of Commitment to Research, Teamwork, Accountability and Productivity, and Communications, and foster development of these values throughout the Center. The Associate Director, Finance & Administration will be a hands-on and participative manager, and will lead and develop an internal team to support WaNPRC financial, IT and administrative services.

Financial Management, Fiscal and Business Planning 50%
This provides leadership and oversight of all financial business functions of the WaNPRC, including all matters concerning budgeting, allocating, monitoring, and fiscal management of all financial requirements within the WaNPRC.  Oversee annual budgeting and planning process; review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.

Administration/Human Resources 30%
This positon provides leadership and oversight of all administration and human resources for the Center.  This includes oversight of recruiting, coordination/lead in communications, training and special events planning and coordination.  Works directly the Campus HR for personnel and performance issues as needed.  Ensures the Center is aligned with University policies and procedures.

IT 20%
This position will provide leadership and oversight for all IT at the Center, implementing a strategy that meets the Center business needs.  Establishes long-term IS needs and plans and develops strategies for developing systems and acquiring software and hardware necessary to meet those needs.

Perform other related duties as required.

This position requires a Master's degree in Business Administration, or related field and 10 years of progressively increasing responsible positions in higher education and/or a research facility.

Other essential qualifications include:
·  Leadership, management, collaboration, organization assessment
·  Financial analysis
·  Oral/written communication
·  Team building
·  Systems expertise
·  Decision-making and interpersonal skills
·  Staff development skills

Candidates must also demonstrate a high degree of initiative, financial analysis, operational efficiencies and cost containment, human resource management, process improvement/lean expertise and strategic planning. A functional working knowledge of academic institutions is also required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or