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Director, Planning and Assessment for Business & Finance

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number HMAE1410
Advertised Title Director, Planning and Assessment for Business & Finance
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 020395
Category Staff (Hourly/Monthly)
Department VP Business and Finance
Minimum Position Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and ten(10) years of appropriate experience, as well as a proven record of success in senior leadership positions.

Special Conditions
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. May need to work/travel beyond normal work schedule.

Posting Date 09/28/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Screening Begins Yes
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Additional Working Conditions
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted online at

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full time hours. Part time work experience will be prorated as listed.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No
Positions Supervised
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Additional Position Information

Job Duties

The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of the requirements of this job.

Duties & Responsibilities

Leads the development and management of the Division’s strategic plan and continuous improvement process. Works collaboratively with the Business & Finance AVP’s to translate university directions into concrete goals and accomplishments. Coordinates and leads the development of goals and accomplishment efforts for the Division, performs routine assessments to determine their progress, prepares and submits required documents on behalf of the Vice President.

Duties & Responsibilities

Initiates projects and programs and coordinates their implementation, in collaboration with appropriate leaders; works collaboratively with the University community to ensure integration with University goals and strategic initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities

Leads the preparation and oversight of the Division’s budget. Prepares budget presentation and presents on behalf of the Vice President, as required.

Duties & Responsibilities

Plans and coordinates Business and Finance materials for the governing Board and Committee meetings. Prepares data and materials, presentations and speaking points for the Vice President for all governing Board and committee meetings.

Duties & Responsibilities

Represents the VP for Business and Finance on University committees where issues and activities impact the University’s operations, as needed. Coordinates with key leads on special projects to facilitate the flow of information and review process.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides analysis, advice and recommendations to the VP for Business & Finance regarding the formulation of strategy and project implementation, as appropriate, and assists with solutions to problems by recommending approaches to be taken and methodologies to be used.

Duties & Responsibilities

Serves as the SACS representative for the Division and assists in the preparation and submission of required documents.

Duties & Responsibilities

Prepares and disseminates internal and external communications that create an environment of transparency and trust among University students and employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

Oversees special projects and serves as an advocate for University initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides guidance and oversight to the University’s Process Improvement initiatives.

Duties & Responsibilities

Interfaces with the Chief Operations Officer and the Office of Board Services on governing Board matters related to Business and Finance.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides overall leadership on divisional best practices and customer service initiatives. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your experience in linking a strategic plan to an operating budget request.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experience in conducting assessments on the effectiveness of a functional area or unit.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe any experiences you have had in providing data to or for a governing board.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References List
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript