Chief Financial and Administrative Officer | Rutgers University Job at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Rutgers University
  • New Brunswick, NJ

Job Description

Position Summary:

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Chief Financial and Administrative Officer within the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The Deputy Director, Administration and Planning / Chief Financial and Administrative Officer ( CFAO ) serves on the Executive Leadership team and plays a role in governance and decision making at the center; provides financial reporting to RBHS and Rutgers University; and serves as the Senior Leader for Administration and Planning of the NCI -designated comprehensive cancer center. The CFAO provides advice regarding the strategic positioning of the Rutgers Cancer Institute to optimize business development and entrepreneurial opportunities and is also responsible for recommending strategies to ensure fiscal solvency, economic well-being, and administrative and operational efficiencies across all mission elements. The CFAO represents and supports the mission, philosophy and goals of the Cancer Center and enhances the research, education, and outreach environment by effective planning, financial oversight, evaluation, management and administration of the Cancer Center. This includes, though not limited to: strategic management driving total operating budget development; clinic operation integration; research administration and operations; human resources; technology; space development and allocation; fundraising; marketing; building and grounds; research programmatic development (in conjunction with Research leaders); academic appointments and promotions; and academic affairs. The CFAO works to increase the value of the Institution and the Consortium to members, and is committed to positioning the Rutgers Cancer Institute as a model among NCI -designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The CFAO interacts and maintains collaborative relations with regional and national leaders of cancer research entities and encourages and oversees the development of University-wide, consortium-wide, and inter-institutional collaborative ventures via inclusion, shared interests, and coalition within a complex governance structure.

Among the key duties for this position are the following:
  • In conjunction with the Center Director and working through the executive leadership teams, plans, directs, conducts and implements business activities of the Cancer Center, across Rutgers University, Princeton University, and other partners.
  • Works with executive leadership to develop the annual operating budget for the Cancer Center; this complex operating budget crosses Rutgers and RWJBH operations and budget cycles, and is impacted by decisions and commitments made by the State, University, and System.
  • Directs and oversees all aspects of finance and accounting for the Rutgers Cancer Institute, an independent institute within the University, aligning financial management with the strategic objectives of the center, RBHS , and the University.
  • Oversees the processes for financial planning, budget development and consolidation of financial reports for the cancer center.
  • Ensures credibility of Rutgers Cancer Institute financials and provides timely and accurate analyses of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts.
  • Works with executive leadership to develop strategies that measure and enhance the productivity and financial performance of the various departments and initiatives of the cancer center.
  • Conducts strategic financial planning for center-, RBHS - Rutgers-, and consortium-wide initiatives.
  • Analyzes activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives; conducts return on investment ( ROI ) analyses; oversees development of business plans for all programmatic areas; provides related results to Rutgers, Princeton, and other partner leaders.
  • Analyzes and advises on the financial impact of strategic plans and new business/program development.
  • Designs, implements and oversees a wide variety of financial business models with external partners.
  • Provides recommendations to cancer center senior leadership to strategically enhance financial performance and leverage business opportunities.
  • Oversees the workforce planning and performance of cancer center staff and faculty; works to continuously align, to the degree possible, the cancer center workforce comprised of University, Health System, and Hospital employees.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree in a related field (e.g., business, finance, healthcare administration).
  • Fifteen (15) years of progressively more responsible management experience in a senior- level financial administration role, preferably within an academic research setting, preferably a cancer center.
  • Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements.

City: New Brunswick

State: NJ

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing.
  • No special vision requirements.
  • Lifting up to 25 lbs.
  • Office environment.
  • Moderate noise.

Posting Number: 24ST1038

About Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.

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