Harvard University Financial Admin Ops Mgt VI in Cambridge, Massachusetts
45828BRAuto req ID:45828BRJob Code:F0860M Financial Admin Ops Mgt VI Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Director of FinanceSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:060Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications:MBA or Master’s degree in relevant fieldKnowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced excel skillsKnowledge of advanced financial administration principlesExtensive experience in complex financial planning, modeling and analysisExperience managing a staff of direct reportsStrong organizational, analytical, financial and service management skills necessaryProven success managing financial service delivery across a complex organizationExperience in analysis and redesign of business processes highly desirableRequires proven planning and project management skillsExcellent oral and written communication skillsMust be able to successfully assess current systems and align services strategies with overall mission of the organizationProfessionalism, experience with and commitment to providing excellent serviceAbility to be flexible in a constantly changing environment, high standards for accuracy and attention to detail, and sensitivity to confidential informationThe ideal candidate must have a strong interest in and ability to evaluate processes and implement improvements and develop and motivate team membersAdditional Information:Applications will be reviewed starting June 25, 2018 and if necessary, on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.The Harvard Art Museums—comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum—reopened a new Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed facility to the public on November 16, 2014. The renovation and expansion of the museums’ landmark building at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge unites the three museums and their collections together under one roof for the ﬁrst time, inviting students, faculty, scholars, and the public into one of the world’s great institutions for art scholarship and research. In addition to the landmark building, the Harvard Art Museums’ includes three additional properties across Cambridge and Somerville, MA.The Harvard Art Museums advance knowledge about and appreciation of art and art museums. The museums are committed to preserving, documenting, presenting, interpreting, and strengthening the collections and resources in their care. The Harvard Art Museums bring to light the intrinsic power of art and promote critical looking and thinking for students, faculty, and the public. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums encourage close study of original works of art, enhance access to the collections, support the production of original scholarship, and foster university-wide collaboration across disciplines.For more information, please visit www.harvardartmuseums.org.Department:FinancePre-Employment Screening:Credit, Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:Full time, 35 hours per weekJob Function:Finance School/Unit:Harvard Art Museums EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:Provide strategic direction, leadership, and oversight of financial operations for multiple finance and/or operational functions.Typical Core Duties:Responsible for effective staff management for a group or team of employees, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environmentDirect multiple financial operations and provide strategic financial leadershipDetermine strategic direction of department by establishing goals and implementing new initiatives; develop and implement financial policies and proceduresGuide the development of highly complex annual budget(s), including specialized financial analysis and modelingServe as a key resource for staff on strategic financial operational planningSelect and manage ongoing relationships with, external consultants and advisorsCollaborate with University-wide finance leadership to develop financial processes, policies and proceduresEnsure financial compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulationsBasic Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience requiredMinimum of 10 years’ relevant work experienceSupervisory experienceWorking Conditions:Work is performed in an office settingJob-Specific Responsibilities:Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Director of Finance provides strategic financial leadership for the world class Harvard Art Museums, which are in large part funded through endowments. The Director of Finance partners with the Director and Deputy Director to ensure the financial sustainability of the museums. The Director of Finance builds and maintains strong working relationship with partners in the University. In addition to the core duties below, the Director of Finance will:• Work with museums’ leadership to align resources with strategic priorities through robust engagement and planning.• Build, develop and manage a high performing team.• Facilitate finance management education among museums’ management.• Work closely with the museums’ institutional advancement team.• Work closely with the Office of the President and Provost and its finance team.