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Associate Director for Personnel and Finance
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jul. 16, 2020
Title Associate Director for Personnel and Finance
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department SPHHP Dean's Office
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Human Resources
    Finance/Investment Management

Under the direction of the Assistant Dean/Chief Business Officer, the Associate Director of Personnel and Finance is responsible for managing all human resources, financial management, and business operations functions within the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP). The school is interested in dynamic candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in business administration that contributes toward building an equitable and diverse academic environment. This is an exciting leadership opportunity to serve as a budget analyst, personnel manager, and high level liaison working in partnership with the School’s five departments in support of academic resource planning and ensuring consistent and effective business practices.

The Associate Director must have demonstrated finance and technical data skills necessary to analyze and communicate complex financial information while possessing the interpersonal skills and professional competencies to work with all levels of the organization for effective change management, implementing process improvements and new business systems, and advising senior leadership on resource planning decisions.

As Associate Director for Personnel and Finance, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial management functions including overseeing school expenditures, resource allocations, procurement, account reconciliation, reporting, auditing and implementation of internal controls that ensure compliance with university policies and procedures.
  • Working collaboratively with department chairs and assistant to the chairs, this position will play a key role in the development and implementation of operating budgets.
  • Support the unit business officer on strategy and decision-making, data analysis, school-wide resource planning and annual budgeting process.
  • Oversight and implementation of all aspects of personnel management, including but not limited to faculty, staff and student hiring, reappointment, performance management, promotion/tenure and appointment processing.
  • Serve as a primary resource/liaison for questions and issues related to personnel management, including benefits, time and attendance, payroll, and employee onboarding that aim to advance the school and university goals of employee growth and professional development.
  • Serve as a primary resource/liaison for all aspects of business operations including systems implementation, such as the travel and expense reimbursement system, procurement processing, commitment management tool, and financial reporting systems.
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean/Chief Business Officer, develop and lead the Dean’s Office annual budget process, including preparing operating statements and year-end financial reporting.

The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) is one of the only schools in the country to include both public health and health professions, providing unique opportunities for collaboration amongst students and faculty. With over 30 degree programs for every level of education – undergraduate, graduate, professional, and doctoral – the opportunities are endless. For more information about the School of Public Health and Health Professions, please see

As the public flagship university in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, UB is ranked in the top 40 of public universities by U.S. News and World Reports and has been a member of the elite Association of American Universities (AAU) for over 25 years.

The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo. University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of relevant experience in the areas of business, finance, human resources, or resource management. Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills as well as the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. A strong customer service orientation is essential. Candidate must possess strong time management, organizational, and planning skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Candidate must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) database, and web-based files. Knowledge and experience with UB business and HR systems preferred. May require extended hours during year-end close or during annual budget process.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, and/or business administration. Master’s degree preferred. Four years of experience in an academic/university setting within the area of resource management, planning, budgeting data analysis. Knowledge and experience in business operations in the academic environment. Knowledge and experience in forecasting and businesses modeling in the academic environment.

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