Associate Dean of Administration and Finance at Cornell University in ithaca, New York

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Job Description:

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

The Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University is a community of people committed to tackling some of the world's biggest challenges. Cornell Bowers CIS is home to the three academic departments that power the information economy: Computer Science, Information Science, and Statistics and Data Science. The college is a leader in bold new ideas expressed in deep mathematics, innovative software systems, groundbreaking textbooks, inspiring curricula, imaginative experiments, and entrepreneurial and commercial impact.

Cornell Bowers CIS is responding to tremendous growth in student interest by continuing to increase its faculty by an additional 33% in the next five years, as well as expanding its staff infrastructure. A transformative gift from Ann S. Bowers '59 named the college and is funding a new building adjacent to Gates Hall, with construction completing in late fall 2024.

Cornell Bowers CIS is offering a unique opportunity for an Associate Dean for Administration and Finance to join our collaborative community and have an impact in developing the organization to support continued growth and leadership at this exciting time. We are seeking an Associate Dean for Administration and Finance who has demonstrated success as a dynamic, thoughtful leader in providing strategic guidance and oversight of finance and administration, has successfully led high performing teams and who thrives in leading change. We are seeking an individual with a passion and interest in partnering to support the Bowers CIS teaching, research, and outreach mission, and who will represent and advocate on behalf of the college within the university.

Partnering with the Dean and other college leadership, the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance will:

  • Serve as primary advisor to the Dean in all areas of administration and finance; fostering a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and cohesion within the college's diverse constituents, and integrate with other college partners.

  • Overseethestrategicplanning,processes,andcommunicationsrequiredfor successful administrative and financial operations.

  • Direct and manage financial resources including developing financial models to support long-term financial planning for the unprecedented demand for Bowers CIS programs and related growth.

  • Responsible for college space master plan and the acquisition/maintenance of any new space, including construction of the new state-of-the-art Bowers CIS building.

  • Oversee the information technology function at the college level to provide development of new systems in support of strategic objectives.

    Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.


  • Master's degree; more than seven years of experience at a senior level in administrative or management roles with substantial financial responsibility; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in senior level management positions.

  • Proven success in financial management and planning, strategic planning, and organizational development.

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within teams and across constituent groups.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead high performing teams and manage varied responsibilities across multiple functions.

  • Demonstrated success in problem solving, analytical approaches to decision-making, data management reporting and planning.

  • Demonstrated integrity, sound judgment, advocacy, and ability to represent units professionally and ethically with tact, diplomacy.

  • Demonstrated success in meeting organizational objectives through negotiation and consensus building with a wide, varied, and diverse constituency.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful experience of increasing responsibilities in a university setting strongly preferred, including academic research administration and. grant management experience.

Please Note:

  • Visa sponsorship is not available with this position.

  • Relocation assistance is available for this position.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to work with a dynamic group of people in a high-growth organization where employee development is promoted. This is a time of immense growth in the college, and we seek a partner who is excited to build up the organization and develop talent, financial models, and processes to set us up for success.

  • A broad set of competitive benefits under the Endowed program, including educational opportunities, access to virtual wellness programs, health care options, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, and superior retirement contributions.

University Job Title:

Administrator VII - CIS



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Jennie Babcock

Number of Openings:


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