COPH Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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COPH Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

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Regular Full-Time


CPH College of Public Health

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The Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration provides financial and administrative leadership for the College of Public Health and is responsible for all college business operations. The Assistant Dean works with the Dean, other Assistant and Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and other leaders to develop and accomplish the missions of the College of Public Health. The Assistant Dean serves as the chief administrative and financial officer for the COPH and directly reports to the COPH Dean and indirectly reports to the UAMS Vice Chancellor for Finance. Additionally, the Assistant Dean functions as the IPE/COPH Building Manager, a role which spans other UAMS colleges and divisions outside of the COPH.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

Career Training and Educational Opportunities

Merchant Discounts

Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.









Financial Management of COPH: responsible for the overall financial health of the college, for budget development and management across multiple funds and systems; analyzes personnel, construction, and other needs and creates the case for increasing or decreasing resources dedicated to those needs; responsible for COPH external financial reports (e.g., ASPPH/CEPH, CAHME, Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission); responsible for COPH internal and ad hoc reports; ensures that all college decisions are made within the broader context of cost control, efficient staffing, effective compliance with regulatory and policy restrictions, and within the capacity of COPH resources of all types; calculates and reviews research core lab rates; develops and monitors faculty productivity metrics for use in annual budget process; provides oversight of COPH Faculty Incentive Plan; and provides oversight of dean's commitments to faculty


Operations Management of COPH: responsible for day-to-day business operations of the college; ensures compliance with federal regulations, state laws, and institutional policies; oversight of all general human resource issues and reporting to external stakeholders; handles sensitive employee relations issues affecting staff and faculty, as appropriate; oversight of the numerous specialized issue specific to adjunct faculty and graduate assistants; functions as building manager for the IPE/COPH building; responsible for COPH space management including determining occupancy, construction/renovation needs, security, appropriate use of space, etc.; oversight of procurement and inventory tracking functions for the college


Advisor to College Leadership: provides guidance to the COPH dean, Assistant and Associate Deans, center and office directors, and to department chairs on financial and general administrative policies and processes; advises the dean on faculty conflict of interest and outside employment issues; counsels college leadership on strategic investments in programs and faculty; participates in development, implementation, and enforcement of COPH policies; supports faculty recruitment and retention; and functions as the COPH signatory in numerous campus systems such as SAP, TRACKS COI, TRACKS Grants Module; Outside Employment system, nTracts system (contracts), FFTA (Foundation)


COPH Liaison: serves as financial liaison to external academic bodies, such as ASPPH, CEPH, CAHME; functions as administrative and financial liaison to other divisions of UAMS, including Finance, Institutional Advancement, Human Resources,... For full info follow application link.


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Job Posting: 3064330

Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

Updated On: Oct 11, 2021