Associate Dean of Finance & Business Operations, Daniels College of Business
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Posted in Education and Training

$150,000.00 - $168,000.00 per year

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Job Info

The University of Denver is located in Denver, Colorado, a city known for its dynamic blend of business, innovation and world-class recreation. Denver is consistently ranked by Forbes and Kiplingers Magazine as one of the top cities for young professionals and recent college graduates. The University of Denver is a private institution founded in 1864. It serves a population of more than 5,800 undergraduate and 7,900 graduate students as an R1 institution. The beautiful campus is located approximately seven miles from downtown with easy access to public transportation.

With a long tradition of excellence and innovation, the Daniels College of Business prepares students to succeed in a dynamic, changing world. We are a high-achieving community of students, staff and faculty that inspires one another to think in new ways, perform at higher levels, and transform organizations and communities. The Daniels College of Business offers a variety of baccalaureate, graduate, PhD and certificate programs which are detailed at

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Dean of the Daniels College of Business, the Associate Dean of Finance & Business Operations is responsible for the fiscal health of the Daniels College of Business. The Associate Dean will provide high quality, creative, and solutions-oriented financial direction and expertise at the strategic, operational, and administrative levels of the College. The Associate Dean is responsible for all financial and administrative activities at the College, including but not limited to, budget development and management, personnel management, financial policies, procedures and controls, financial aid, strategic initiatives and facilities and technology management. The position has a dotted reporting line to the Offices of the Provost and Business & Affairs on matters relating to budget development, planning, and management.

Essential Functions

Fiscal Management and Accounting

  • Wholly responsible for dynamic budgetary planning, forecasting and fiscal management in a tuition-bearing and strategic revenue-generating unit with $75M revenue, $47M expenses, $5.7M designated funds, $103M endowments.
  • Direct the analysis and interpretation of financial information in the development of operational plans; ensure all gift and endowment funded programs and activities are properly and accurately funded; forecast critical milestones and potential obstacles and evaluate alternate courses of action.
  • Lead the development of College policies and procedures to govern financial decision-making ensuring the achievement of revenue objectives and expense management; collaborate with the Dean, Associate Deans and Academic Chairs to balance short-term and long-term objectives to maximize the financial performance for the College.
  • Recommend and implement long-range financial objectives to meet strategic goals, including growth projections and expense management plans.
  • Form partnerships with Academic Chairs, Program Directors and Staff Department Leaders to translate department goals and objectives into clear and understandable budgets and identify existing resources or strategize methods to obtain new resources.
  • Evaluate and revise policies, procedures and internal controls to support efficiency and effectiveness throughout the College and in support of University strategic goals.
  • Oversee fiscal activity of the College including but not limited to journal entries, check requests, expense reports, purchasing and validate funding sources.
  • Oversee administrative assistants ensuring transactions are done on-time within policy and within budget.
  • Review and analyze all endowments and gifts for to ensure proper and effective usage in addition to substantiated funding.
Personnel Management
  • Direct human resource transactions including but not limited to job postings, offers and hires, separations ensuring alignment with budgets.
  • Maintain complete and accurate employment records for all faculty and staff which includes but is not limited to offers, promotions, reappointments, administrative appointments, fellowships, sabbaticals and separations.
  • Liaise with HR Partner on personnel matters to ensure the College is operating within University policy and employment laws.
  • Coordinate with HR Partner regarding workforce planning, performance management, and people development.
  • Review quarterly adjunct, non-benefited and student hires ensuring operational and budgetary needs are met.
  • Monitor faculty load specifically to determine course buyouts and faculty overload.
  • Oversee payroll for overload, summer teaching and summer support ensuring payments are accurate, documented and within policy.
Financial Aid
  • Create and manage an improved process for undergraduate & graduate financial aid.
  • Ensure funded scholarships are maximized and awarded in accordance with donor terms and conditions.
  • Ensure funded scholarships are properly awarded prior to the start of each academic quarter.
  • Manage unfunded aid to meet net tuition and enrollment goals.
  • Analyze the graduate assistant award process and revise policy to strategically utilize program to the greater benefit of students and faculty.
  • Develop and foster a positive working relationship with University Financial Aid.
Facilities & Technology
  • Oversee management and operations of Daniels College of Business, Margery Reed Building and Joy Burns Building.
  • Oversee all facilities changes including office moves, renovation & construction projects.
  • Ensure building plans including office assignments and space usage are up-to-date.
  • Coordinate response to annual space and inventory surveys.
  • Oversee the technology and computer inventory and replacement plan.
  • Create an organization of professionals to manage the following functional areas: accounting, reporting & personnel; financial aid; facilities & technology; MBA financial management; and the Dean's Office administrative assistance.
  • Develop and mentor professionals in the organization to ensure performance and growth.
  • Campaign within the College to ease misconceptions and create a positive relationship between the College and University Administration with the ultimate goal of establishing DCB as positive role model.
  • Communicate with external advisory groups, ranking agencies and accreditation boards providing accurate financial, admissions and enrollment information.
  • Foster positive and effective relationships with the leadership and administrative departments of the University; represent the College throughout the University providing essential collaboration and communication to support strategic goals of the University.
  • Serve as a confidante and adviser to the Dean on business, strategic and personnel issues.
  • Establish leadership role among University business officers serving as a mentor and collaborating on policies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate, think strategically, and conceptualize
  • Ability to anticipate problems and develop resolution strategies
  • Proficiency in analyzing data and using data in decision-making and reporting
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex, and rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in non-profit accounting
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead a team of professionals including ability to set metrics for employee goals, manage resources and establish clear expectations.
  • Strong listening skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead, motivate, and influence or persuade others
  • Effective computer skills including proficiency with MS Office Suite and Banner
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in business
  • Ten years of progressive, extensive and diverse experience involving direct financial management responsibility
  • Five years management experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in business or related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Five years of experience in budget operations or financial management in higher education
  • Three years of experience at the University of Denver
Physical Activities
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
  • Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.
Work Schedule

Generally Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., with the possibility of remote days.

Application Deadline

For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 11, 2024

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number

The salary grade for the position is 16.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $150,000 - $168,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

  • The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non-Discrimination-Statement.

    All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

    Advertised: February 19, 2024
    Applications close: March 11, 2024

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