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#92191 Department Business Officer

Filing Deadline: Tue 2/27/2018


The Department Business Officer is responsible for coordinating strategic and operational requirements of the Department of the Urology. This position performs a wide variety of departmental administrative functions including: general department administration, financial administration, academic personnel and salary administration, Human Resources functions, Sponsored projects administration including all grants and contracts, Clinical Trials, Human and Animal subjects protocol, space and facilities management, practice management, program planning, hospital liaison, credentialing matters and information systems management and development. The Department Business Officer will act as a liaison with the new Clinical Administrator Officer (CAO), Medical Group, and the Department Chair. The department activities and faculty are located across 8 main sites. Manages strategic and operational planning as well as ongoing operations under the general direction of the Chairman of the Department. For all financial and budgeting matters, the Department Business Officer has a dual reporting accountability to the Associate Dean of Business and Fiscal Affairs, Health Sciences. Annual revenues and expenditures projected at over $35 million per fiscal year for Clinical and Academic missions. The Department Business Officer is also responsible for research mission working closely with MCC and RSC.

The Department Business Officer acts as a strategic partner to Department Chair to grow all programs. Urology has been growing at 20% per year for the past 5-6 years and is expected to continue that trajectory. Thus, if this position was classified at M1 it would need to advance to M2 within a short time period. The Department Business Officer compensation range allows for more growth and advancement within the job for the selected candidate. This position is crucial in overseeing department finances, recruiting key faculty, enhancing and growing academic and research missions and working closely with CPO to manage all CPO related department finances. This position requires constant originality in problem resolution, strategic thinking and analysis. This is true today and will become more extreme in the future as resources become tighter putting much higher pressure on our business models to constantly evolve to become more efficient, creative and transformative. This position will be the leader for this Department in this area.


  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Eight (8) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll. Theoretical knowledge, experience, proven skill to manage complex organizational finance and operations.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and to develop and maintain high standards of customer service.

  • Excellent project management skills, including the capability of managing capital projects.

  • Proven ability to provide effective leadership in a diverse, ever-changing and unpredictable environment. Demonstrated high level skill in assessing needs and developing strategies to support diversity and inclusion.

  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of public and private funding sources. Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge and experience in facilities management including funding, planning, design, construction and renovation of space.

  • Knowledge and ability to oversee research programs and contracts and grants activity.

  • Knowledge of academic personnel management and of graduate and/or undergraduate educational programs.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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