Position will remain open until a candidate has been identified..
The incumbent serves as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and principal adviser to the Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department, a dynamic, excellent, internationally prominent department with a strong interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research portfolio, and attractive and innovative educational programs.
The CAO is responsible for the overall leadership, strategic planning, implementation and management of all administrative activities in the department. Duties include fiscal management; contracts, grants and gifts; payroll; human resources; student affairs; internal controls and risk management and external affairs including alumni engagement. The incumbent will also oversee the management of research and teaching laboratories, shops and office space and the inventories of all departmental and center space and facilities, as well as their assignment, utilization and safety procedures.
The CAO exercises maximum initiative, creativity, and leadership within the parameters of the department, center and University policies and regulations to accomplish the goals and objectives of the department. The CAO promotes the division-wide best practices initiative (APEX) and is an active member of the APEX Executive Committee. Additionally, the CAO has a dotted line reporting to the Jacobs School Dean's Office Executive Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance.
A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
Demonstrated experience with budget, account and fund management and/or personnel management under labor contract(s) and personnel policy.
Experience with and strong knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; and/or accounting and payroll.
Proven experience analyzing large quantities of data (financial, space, workload), identifying objectives and constraints, and developing effective recommendations. Knowledge of and experience working with web-based information systems.
Proven management and conflict resolution experience to effectively lead and motivate others. Ability to provide leadership in implementing organizational change.
Strong computer skills. Broad knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience implementing proper risk management practices.
Demonstrated ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
Strong organization and customer service skills to effectively manage multiple important priorities. Ability to organize department work functions in an efficient and effective manner.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to influence/persuade all levels of staff and work collaboratively with other locations.
Solid ability to establish appropriate controls and operate effectively within a controlled environment. Ability to function effectively in a changeable environment.
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