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Director of Finance and Administration
University of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado
Date Posted 11/23/2020
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Director of Finance and Administration - 19598 
University Staff 



University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine, Center for Health Artificial Intelligence
Working Job Title: Director of Finance and Administration
Official Job Title: Business Services Director
Position # 00779869 – Requisition #19598

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Center for Health Artificial Intelligence has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Director of Finance and Administration position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.  


Nature of Work
The position serves as the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for the Center for Health Artificial Intelligence which resides in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The Center for Health Artificial Intelligence is a new center that will build communities that use sophisticated data analysis methods to advance research. The Center aims to develop techniques that advance research and practice using artificial intelligence guided by values that promote equity and lead to improved care. 

Supervision Received
The DFA reports directly to the Center Director and has a dotted reporting relationship to the School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean of Administration and Finance

Supervision Exercised
The DFA directly supervises Center administrative staff including daily administrative support, pre- and post-award grant support teams, and dedicated programmatic staff

Examples of Work Performed

  • Oversee and direct all Center fiscal, human resources, administrative and operational activities  
  • Regularly review Center financial statements and ensure fiscal viability
  • Facilitate fiscal and financial planning and financial analysis, as needed
  • Ensure compliance with compensation models, practices, regulations and policies
  • Partner, collaborate, and provide direction to internal and external stakeholders and partners on financial management, administration, and operations
  • Monitor and manage faculty practice plan/activities for the Center 
  • Engage in development activities related to finding new or expanded funding sources and opportunities
  • Represent the Center to visitors, clients, media and the public and serve as a Public Relations liaison for constituents
  • Coordinate Center staff and efforts to recruit a diverse set of students, postdoctoral researchers, staff, and faculty to the Center and School and build a thriving community in service of the Center’s mission
  • Proactively identify opportunities for operational improvement, identify and evaluate potential solutions. and manage projects to improve operations

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed and is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change and evolve based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits
Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu.  

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 




Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business, business administration, finance, healthcare administration, or a directly related field from an accredited college or university
    • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis
  • The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience at the management level, including three years of professional management experience that must have included fiscal management responsibilities
  • Must have fiscal management experience in the University of Colorado system

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business, business administration, finance, healthcare administration, or a directly related field
  • Five or more years of professional and fiscal management experience
  • Research administration experience including grant support
  • Business development experience
  • Experience with business operations and automation tools and systems

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, Schools, Department Directors, Administrators, managers, hospital system management, and CU Medicine
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, diversified financial management skills
  • Ability to manage funds effectively, from a variety of sources
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply, accepted theories, practices and principles of general management and administration, and possess sufficient advanced knowledge of the workings of an academic health campus to apply these general principles thereto
  • Ability to communicate effectively in brief, focused and well organized oral and written presentations
  • Ability to establish work priorities and provide follow through to insure completion of activities, both personally and in subordinates
  • Ability to plan and organize, implement, coordinate and improve financial and administrative activities, as they apply to the complex workings of the Center 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to: Olawunmi Ogunwo at Olawunmi.ogunwo@cuanschutz.edu     Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions: Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by 11/28/20. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.   
Job Category
: Business Services 
Primary Location
: Aurora 
Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 20085 - SOM-BioChem&Molecular Genetics 
: Full-time 
Posting Date
: Nov 19, 2020 
Unposting Date
: Ongoing 
Posting Contact Name: Olawunmi Ogunwo 
Posting Contact Email: Olawunmi.ogunwo@cuanschutz.edu 
Position Number: 00779869
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