Director, Financial Strategy & Administration

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Director, Financial Strategy & Administration

Yale University School of Public Health

New Haven, Connecticut


One of the first eight accredited schools of public health by the American Public Health Association, the Yale School of Public Health traditionally functioned as a department within the School of Medicine. In February of 2022, President Peter Salovey announced that the YSPH would become the newest constituent school of Yale University. At this exciting moment, the School is transitioning to operating as an autonomous, self-supporting school with financial and administrative independence, and thus seeks a Director of Financial Strategy & Administration.


Under Dean Megan Ranney, who arrived in July 2023 after a national search, the School has set an ambitious goal of transforming the future of public health. YSPH is already in the top 10 percent of schools of public health and was ranked 11th in the country (USNWR 2023). It has one of the strongest research cultures within public health and collaborates integrally across all of Yale, in both its research and teaching programs. The faculty are remarkably successful in their grant applications: almost all faculty members receive 70 percent or more of their salary from grants. With 154 faculty, 75 of whom are tenure-track, the School produced nearly $70 million in sponsored research in 2023, with two-thirds of funding coming from the National Institutes of Health. The School has considerable tangible and intangible assets and boasts a $220 million endowment. With careful stewardship and regular investment, YSPH holds the third-largest endowment of any public health school. The School is second only to Harvard on a per capita basis, with an additional $50 million promised if the School can raise endowment funds to match that gift. In addition, the University is providing much-needed aid to YSPH facilities.


Reporting to Dean Megan Ranney, the Director will serve as a key strategic leader and have ownership and responsibility for the business operations of the School during an important moment of transition. The Director will play a critical role in developing and meeting financial, operational, and administrative support service goals, and will ensure that missions are developed, measured, and monitored. The Director will be a hands-on problem solver who has demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and improving financial and administrative processes in a complex system. The Director will serve as an ambassador and champion in creating a collegial, collaborative, and effective culture and climate throughout the School. In addition to overseeing the administrative and fiscal operations of YSPH, the Director will also serve as a strategic partner to the dean, and as such represent the dean at critical university and external forums.


Yale University has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. Please direct all inquiries, nominations, and applications (CVs and letters of interest) electronically and in confidence to: Rebecca Kennedy, Partner (she/her), Randi Herrick, Partner (she/her), Lauren Wilkes, Senior Associate (she/her), Cortnee Bollard, Senior Search Coordinator (they/them), Isaacson, Miller:


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