Assistant Dean for Administration and Resource Management

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Assistant Dean for Administration and Resource Management serves as the chief financial and human resources officer for the college, and is a member of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) leadership team responsible for assuming a lead coordinating role for strategic, capital, non-capital, and financial planning for the CHHS. The Assistant Dean is responsible for planning and oversight of the college resources and for ensuring that planning is based on an analytics approach – working with college administrators to analyze relevant data and develop short and long range financial and staffing models for strategic planning and decision-making. The Assistant Dean also collaborates with college administrators in short-term and long-term space and facility planning. In addition, this position supervises and manages the Business Service Team, which provides comprehensive resource management (personnel, financial, facilities) and business services support to the college and its functional units. This position reports to the Dean of the CHHS.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in business or public administration, finance, data management, or a related field with at least three years of managerial experience in higher education OR a bachelor’s degree with at least seven years of progressively responsible experience in higher education financial administration and planning OR an equivalent combination of experience and education from which comparable skills and knowledge have been achieved

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position

Required skills:

•Ability to lead and supervise the college’s business services staff through two-way communication and a team-based approach

•Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret and communicate technical material to a variety of audiences orally and in writing

•Understanding of university resource needs

•Understanding of university funding models

•Ability to understand and utilize modeling and analytic techniques to develop financial and enrollment projections

•Experience with financial and data-management software and the ability to learn new systems as they are implemented by the campus

Preferred formal education, professional skills and work experience

• Fundamental knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure of a university

• Familiarity with budget processes and policies in the University of North Carolina System

• Familiarity with Banner Finance and Banner HR reporting systems

• Demonstrated experience of effectively working in a matrix organization

• Five years’ experience with EHRA and SHRA position management

Primary purpose of the division, department, and/or grant

The overarching goal of the College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) is to help individuals, families and communities live healthier, more prosperous and more productive lives. CHHS strives to accomplish this goal through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. To achieve this excellence, the faculty and staff are committed to responsible stewardship of the resources allocated to the CHHS. The CHHS has a permanent operating budget of $22M, over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and approximately 175 permanent employees organized in the following units: (1) the Office of the Dean (2) the School of Nursing, (3) the School of Social Work, (4) the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, (5) Academic and Administrative Support Teams (Shared Services Teams for Business, Student Success, Academic Operations, Marketing and Communications, Advancement, and Research/Innovation Support), and (6) Centers (Center for Healthy Communities and Center for Clinical Research Workforce Development). These units and its programs and faculty are currently housed in four buildings on the UNCW campus: McNeill Hall, Trask Coliseum, Hanover Hall, and the Nixon Annex. By fall 2020, UNCW’s newest academic facility – Veteran’s Hall – will open and serve as a 5th location for the College of Health and Human Services.

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leadership team that values interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and seek a leader that can facilitate continued positive momentum that has been developed over a proud history at UNCW.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs.

Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.  Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at