Associate Dean for Administration

Posted by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Government

Chapel Hill, NC, US

Position Summary

The School of Government works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. The School offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. Faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, reports, articles, bulletins, and other instances of print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance.

The Associate Dean for Administration at the School of Government is a senior level, twelve-month, full time administrative position reporting to the Dean. The primary focus of this position is to provide leadership and strategic planning for budget and fiscal management. The position manages the following divisions: Business Office, Human Resources, and Contracts and Grant Administration. The Associate Dean for Administration is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to support key areas of the business, to include future growth and client service enhancements. This leader will bring a big picture approach to the School of Government business and financial models and help advise the Dean and the Leadership Team through relevant financial reporting. This individual will be capable of evaluating systems and make process improvement recommendations with a consistent customer service focus to their work and the work of their department. This position will require an effective leader that can motivate and develop a team and help them meet the expectations of the Dean and the School of Government as a whole.

The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School’s commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page:

Education Requirements

A Master’s or other post-Baccalaureate degree in relevant field – such as finance or public administration – preferred. For candidates demonstrating comparable professional experience, a relevant undergraduate degree is acceptable.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Exhibit progressive responsibility in financial management in a university, government, nonprofit, or business setting
  • 5-10 years experience in a management and/or leadership position
  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, and designing financial reports
  • Ability to clearly and actively communicate to all levels within the organization
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • A demonstrated willingness and ability to work effectively with diverse audiences.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

To Apply

To apply to this position, please submit an application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references to The University of North Carolina School of Government has retained Elinvar to assist with the recruitment for its Associate Dean for Administration. Elinvar and the search committee respect the importance of maintaining confidentiality. Questions about this position can be directed to Christie Fell, Director of Search at or 919-280-1375.

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