University of Nebraska
Omaha, NE, USA
The Associate Executive Director for Operations reports to the Executive Director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. The position provides leadership in the areas of operational efficiency, financial management, and staffing. As a member of the Institute’s executive leadership team, this position functions as a business thought partner, planner, and collaborator with the Executive Director and the Associate Executive Director for Strategy and External Affairs with a focus on the full range of internal organizational issues and responsibilities facing the Institute.
Buffett Early Childhood Institute Profile
Envisioned as a new model for how public higher education is engaged in the first years of life, the Buffett Early Childhood Institute is a four-campus, university-wide, multidisciplinary research, education, outreach, and policy institute of the University of Nebraska committed to helping transform early childhood development and education in Nebraska and across the nation. The long-term goal of the Institute is to be a leading center where scholars, practitioners, community members, and policy makers collaborate to advance a unified approach that can improve the lives of young children and families and the systems that support them.
Applicants should note that the goals of the Institute are both university- and state-wide, but the Institute’s administrative home is at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. This position will work primarily out of the Omaha office but may have additional university-wide responsibilities.
Oversee all day-to-day internal operations of the
With the Executive Director and the Associate Executive Director for Strategy and External Affairs form a three-person leadership team that strategizes, plans, and oversees execution of the Institute’s work. Provide essential information to support budget and fiscal planning.
Focus on internal operational efficiencies of the Institute with particular attention to project management, goal-setting, staffing, and financial
Understand and establish staffing objectives and oversee the creation and implementation of administrative systems and operational
Plan, execute, troubleshoot, and create critical infrastructure so the organization can function effectively, efficiently, and with high levels of job satisfaction and
Provide cross-functional leadership and support that is intended to integrate siloed
Oversee development of the Institute’s annual budget working closely with the Director of Finance and Institute
Provide operational leadership to the Director of Finance and oversee budget and finance processes and systems to ensure effective financial controls are in
Interface with University of Nebraska Administration and campuses on budget and fiscal affairs and other business matters related to operational leadership and administration concerning the Institute
Responsible for all HR and hiring processes, including diversity initiatives, staff training, and development.
Supervise the Institute’s administrative staff, Director of Finance, IT/AV Specialist, and Receptionist, and assume informal responsibility for the Conferences and Special Projects
Coordinate operational meetings to include, but not limited to, the Directors’ weekly meetings, staff meetings, and periodic retreats. Responsible for agendas and resource materials. Leverage the expertise of others to build commitment and community among
Implement and manage strategies for project management. Lead annual planning process for the Institute and collaborate with fellow directors in developing work plans and reporting on
Track and report progress on implementing Institute’s strategic
As a member of the leadership team, ensure staff are informed and engaged in the work of the Institute and create an inclusive, collaborative, and supportive workplace
Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive
Bachelor’s degree is required, an emphasis in business administration, project management, and finance is preferred. Master’s degree
Six to eight years of proven senior level experience leading business operations, project management, and financial management in a dynamic, growing organization is required. Experience in higher education
Proven organizational and leadership skills with ability to understand complex issues and help lead an organization to work collaboratively and across units to realize operational
Experience in developing administrative systems and processes for an organization and providing project management support to a fast-growing
Demonstrated competence in strategic planning, organizational development, financial oversight, and human
Strong decision-making skills with demonstrated leadership in a collaborative
Demonstrated success in managing, supporting, and motivating staff; strong supervisory
Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, managing multiple priorities and working well under pressure with strict
Excellent analytical and problem-solving
How to Apply
Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Applications processed through the on-line job posting at https://careers.nebraska.edu. Follow instructions to complete the standard application. Along with the application, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Direct questions about the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct questions about the on- line application process to: (402) 472-3701. The University of Nebraska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE, USA
The Role of the Vice President and General Counsel
The Vice President and General Counsel reports to the president and is the chief legal officer for the University of Nebraska. The General Counsel leads a legal team responsible for all University legal matters, including employment issues, real estate transactions, contract negotiations, administrative matters, litigation and appeals, intellectual property and technology transfer, athletics, health sciences, University policies, rules, regulations, and compliance with all local, state, and federal laws. When appropriate, the General Counsel retains and oversees outside legal counsel.
In addition, the General Counsel or his/her designee will assist various affiliated entities of the University, including service as (1) secretary of the National Strategic Research Institute; (2) secretary of the Nebraska Applied Research Institute; (3) secretary of the University Technology Development Corporation; and (4) legal counsel to the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation.
Professional Qualifications and Personal Characteristics:
The General Counsel will be an accomplished attorney with a distinguished professional record. Candidates must have knowledge of the major areas of law affecting higher education organizations, including governance, compliance ( ADA , FERPA , HIPPA , Title IX, GLBA , HEOA , Clery Act), litigation management, privacy and data protection, faculty appointments and tenure, sponsored programs administration, gift planning, athletics, healthcare law (medical malpractice, fraud and abuse, false claims), employment law, constitutional law, insurance law, intellectual property, construction and real estate law, licensing, commercial contracts, tax, and corporate transactions.
The ideal candidate for the General Counsel position will demonstrate many of the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics: - Outstanding executive leadership skills. - Demonstrated management experience, including proven track record of motivating colleagues and other leaders. - Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner. - Ability to anticipate issues and eliminate/mitigate risks. - Strong business acumen with the ability to see the broad consequences of a course of action and its impact across stakeholder groups. - Ability to work collaboratively and with diverse constituents. - High ethical standards, integrity, and strong morals. - Ability to handle complex matters and multiple projects simultaneously. - Ability to directly handle university priorities in a leanly staffed office. - Positive external relations/constituency management capabilities as it relates to legal and business operations in the General Counsel’s office, including work with broad constituencies that include government, business, and community partners.
Qualified applicants must have a Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, be a member in good standing of the Nebraska State Bar, or be eligible for admission to the Nebraska bar under Neb. Ct. R. § 3-119 as a Class 1-B applicant and to the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, and have at least ten years of active law practice.
Nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this position profile. These materials should be submitted electronically at https://careers.nebraska.edu. For fullest consideration, material should be submitted before June 1, 2018. If you need assistance with your application, please call (402) 472-3701.
Nomination information may be sent to GCsearch@nebraska.edu.
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE, USA
The Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer ( VPBF / CFO ) reports to the President and is the senior business officer of the University of Nebraska. The Vice President provides strategic and operational leadership and is responsible for oversight and administration of all budget, financial, and administrative services supporting the University’s $2.6 billion operating budget. Specifically, the Vice President is responsible for financial and tax reporting, budget and planning, debt offerings, management of university-held endowments and trust funds, and risk management activities.
The Vice President will work closely with the Vice Chancellors for Business and Finance of the four campuses of the University of Nebraska and the business services leads (Human Resources, Facilities Management, Procurement, and Information Technology). Together this group forms the nucleus of the University’s business operations.
In addition, the Vice President serves as, (1) treasurer of the National Strategic Research Institute; (2) treasurer of the Nebraska Applied Research Institution; (3) treasurer of the University Technology Development Corporation; and (4) secretary-treasurer of the University of Nebraska Facilities Corporation, and is responsible for the financial oversight of both the corporate and university interests of these entities.
The VPBF / CFO will be an accomplished professional of the highest integrity who embraces positive change and a team approach, and who works collaboratively with colleagues in a spirit of partnership, transparency, and fiscal responsibility to facilitate the advancement of the University. The successful candidate will be a confident, innovative, entrepreneurial leader with excellent financial credentials and significant managerial experience. He or she will also understand and respect shared governance and will promote an environment that encourages teamwork, inclusive decision-making, and a sense of community.
The ideal candidate for the VPBF / CFO position will demonstrate the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics: - A minimum of 10 years of progressive responsibility in a senior financial leadership role, preferably in higher education. - Successful leadership of a large, highly complex organization, including responsibility for multiple functions related to finance and administration. - Proven experience relative to strategic business planning, including operational and capital budget development. - Demonstrated experiences related to continuous business improvements and the implementation of “best practices” to improve operational functioning, reduce costs, and increase stakeholder satisfaction. - Effective leadership in the implementation of broad changes across a variety of systems, policies, procedures, and personnel. - Proven ability to produce high-quality financial reports in an accurate and actionable manner for a variety of stakeholders. - Positive external relations/constituency management capabilities as it relates to financial and administrative operations, ideally including work with broad constituencies that may include government, business, and community leaders. - In addition to these related career experiences noted above, it will be equally important that candidates exhibit particular skills and competencies that they will bring to the position. These include, but may not be limited to: leadership; strategic thinking; participatory management skills; strong communication skills; staff supervisory experience; entrepreneurial spirit; and unquestionable integrity.
A Master’s degree in business administration, management, accounting, or finance; and/or CPA or equivalent certification is required.
Nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this position profile. These material should be submitted electronically at https://careers.nebraska.edu. For fullest consideration, material should be submitted before June 1, 2018. If you need assistance with your application, please call (402) 472-3701.
Nomination information may be sent to CFOsearch@nebraska.edu.