Associate Dean of Business Affairs (Senior Business Officer I)
USC School of Dramatic Arts
The School of Dramatic Arts seeks an Associate Dean of Business Affairs (Senior Business Officer I) to head the administrative and financial function of the School. The position administers the budget annually, and oversees all accounting of student financial aid, payroll, and personnel matters. Â
The ideal candidate is an energetic and analytical person, with excellent interpersonal and leadership capabilities.Â The individual is proficient in the Office Suite as well as agile in learning new and emerging technological software and programming.Â The successful candidate is skilled in communicating effectively, both verbal and written, with a diverse population of staff, faculty, students, and vendors.Â Reporting to the Dean of the School, the individual in the Associate Dean of Business Affairs position will show a history of success in setting goals and completing projects with a high degree of independence while exercising good judgment.Â The individual will be a true decision-maker, work well under pressure, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment, especially during peak times of the year.
The Associate Dean of Business Affairs role aids in strategic planning of academic and auxiliary programs, budget planning and projection, and oversees all human resource functions including disciplinary actions, performance management, succession planning, and talent recruitment. It is responsible for the Schoolâs business continuity and emergency planning, as well as payment card industry (PCI) security and safety standards.Â The role supervises three full-time staff and indirectly supervises managers through collaborative efforts.
10 years financial experience with strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, university fund accounting, and university policies and procedures for HR and financial administration.
Interpretation of Policies/Analyses/Trends/etc.
Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.
Problem identification and resolution
The USC School of Dramatic Arts, founded in 1945, is recognized internationally as a leader in theatre education. The School offers innovative programs and curricula in acting, direction, playwriting, design, critical studies, stage management, technical directing and applied theatre arts. With a faculty of artists working at the highest level of their profession, the School offers BA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees and an active production program of more than 20 shows annually that utilize four venues on campus.Â
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the âTrojan Family,â which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
Itâs an exciting time at USC. We are world-renowned for our innovative education, academic excellence and path-breaking research in a vibrant region exploding with potential. As part of a university that is on an upward trajectory, excellent development and advancement opportunities are possible here. Ultimately, you will support the universityâs expansive, humanity-centered mission: âThe development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit.â
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six (6) months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and other campus events.
USC is proudly pluralistic and committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding men and women. USC actively seeks nominations of applications from qualified individuals and from broadest possible community. The School of Dramatic Arts is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its work force.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education:â¢Bachelor's degree or combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:â¢5 years or combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
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