Assistant Dean of Finance and Business Operations

Company: Georgia Institute of Technology

General Information
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree
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The College of Computing is looking to hire an Assistant Dean (AD) of Finance and Business Operations. This is a permanent, non-tenure track 12 month position. Individual will assume a major leadership role of the College in the areas of budget, finance, human resources, payroll and administration, grant and contracts, allocation of resources, and supervising several staff directors and multiple College entities. The AD will report directly to the Sr. Associate Dean.

Responsibilities: The AD will serve as the chief administrative officer in the College with various direct and indirect responsibilities. At the College level, the AD will be responsible for all Dean’s level budgets: state, gifts, sponsored, foundation, endowments, etc., financial analysis and forecasting, staff personnel, grants and contracts, facilities, all aspects of information technology, safety, and day-to-day College functions in the business office including supervision of the business office staff. Individual will interact with the campus administration and may accompany the Imlay Dean to meetings with GT senior administration. General duties will include auditing concerns, accountability and compliance, supervising several staff directors, and providing input into the College strategic plan and mission. Indirectly, the AD will council and guide the 3 financial managers in each of the Schools of the College, will provide oversight of the College finances, and will provide advice to the school chairs and center directors.

Requirements: The position requires extensive knowledge and understanding of Institute and Board of Regents policies, procedures, and protocols in the following areas: budget and finance, accounting, payroll, grant and contract administration, human resources, personnel policies, procurement and business services, and information technology. The position requires a strong understanding of academic culture and knowledge of how to appropriately handle faculty concerns. Incumbent should have excellent writing, editing, verbal and presentation skills. Excellent accounting, payroll, financial, analytical and reporting skills, ability to handle complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution are required. The AD must have excellent human resources and interpersonal skills to help build, manage, and maintain a collaborative and team-based work environment to effectively lead, motivate, and influence others both internally and externally. Demonstrated skills in conflict management techniques are highly desirable. Thorough knowledge of common Institute specific application programs such as PeopleSoft, SPD (Salaried Planning Distribution), IBS (Internet Business Solutions), Techworks, as well as detailed knowledge of Excel, Word and other MS Office computer applications are highly desired. Individual will be required to maintain budgets and deliverables, financial records, track commitments made by and to the College, and produce high level financial reports as needed. Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related area and 10 years of relevant post degree experience but a Master’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of relevant post degree experience is highly preferred. Supervisory and university experience are also highly preferred.

About the College: The College of Computing was established in 1990 under the direction of the founding dean, Peter Freeman. The college is a world-class leader in research and computing breakthroughs. The graduate program is currently ranked 10th nationally by U.S. News and World Report. It consists of three schools that provide specialized and general computing education to the entire campus in addition to several centers and research initiatives. The College is part of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which is a unit of the University System of the State of Georgia and is primarily located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, which is a large, vibrant, verdant city having great economic and cultural strengths.

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to Marcus Johnson via email ( Please be sure to reference “PVA 59836” in the subject line. We will begin reviewing applications on April 10, 2013.