Executive Officer, Signers Business Office

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  • Job Number:523707
  • Classification:Administrative Management 3
  • Grade:Grade 82
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Chancellor
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance

Position Summary:

The Signers' Business Office is looking for a motivated Executive Officer to oversee the administrative and financial functions of the Chancellor, Provost, and Vice Chancellor (VC) of Student Affairs. The EO will supervise an office of 12+ employees that are remote, hybrid, or in-person and provide services of finance and grant management, human resources, and procurement for 40+ units and almost 700 employees. SBO services touch academics, research, athletics and outreach units. SBO is a busy, fast paced office supporting UAF's mission and a transformative experience. *This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.


1-50Oversee administrative and financial functions of the Chancellor, Provost and Vice Chancellor (VC) of Student Affairs. Service as chief advisor to the UAF Executive Officer and as needed to the Provost and VC of Student Affairs on daily operations including financial, human resources, facilities, communications and information and technology. Responsible for leadership and management of the Signers Business Office (SBO) and the Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Extension (IANRE) business office functions including grants management, travel, procurement and equipment management. Compile financial expenditures and projections to prepare monthly management reports for departments under the Chancellor, Provost and VC of Student Affairs. Serve as an integral part and leader within SBO and IANRE business offices. Facilitate clear communication, continuity of policy and regulations and compliance. In consultation with the UAF EO, sets direction and policies for internal business processes and procedures for all units that report to the Chancellor, Provost and VC of Student Affairs.Essential
2-25Provide advice and guidance regarding staffing and faculty issues. Ensure compliance regarding UA human resources policies and regulations by reviewing and approving personnel transactions and developing internal procedures. Providing streamlined communications regarding updates and changes to regulations, law and policy regarding all aspects of academic operations with units that report to the Chancellor, Provost, and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs. Supervise staff within the Central Administration Fiscal Office, as appropriate, provide leadership, direction, management and training in order to accomplish priorities. Create professional development plans for subordinates and perform employee evaluations. Serve in an advisory capacity when problems arise that cannot be solved. Develop and monitor internal administrative policies, procedures and standards to ensure strict compliance and optimal service to the research and academic community, faculty, staff and students.Essential
3-25Collaborate and advise in the development of short and long range strategies for the academic/research/service units. Provide financial and administrative expertise, theory and guidance on all business operations. Project future budget needs and provide recommendations for development of academic and research activities. Analyze internal processes and recommend and implement procedural or administrative policy changes to improve operations. Implement courses of action for resolving problems and reaching strategic goals set forth by the Chancellor, Provost, and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.Essential

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Demonstrate supervisory, planning, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Advanced analytical experience using sophisticated, integrated financial management systems.
  • Requires knowledge and judgement of inter-relations between academic units and the Provost Office.
Typical Experience:
Minimum five years of responsible, decision-making positions in private industry and/or academic/research administration. Demonstrated knowledge of accounting theory and analysis.
Required Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree in relevant field and five years of progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in accounting and business administration. Thorough understanding of all aspects of pre/post award sponsored program administration.

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 82, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

Applications will be accepted for review on February 6th, 2023, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on February 5th, 2023.

At this time, all university employees are strongly encouraged to vaccinate themselves against the COVID-19 virus. While the federal government is not actively enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including its mandate requiring vaccination of federal contractor employees, UAF remains contractually obligated as a federal contractor to comply with those requirements should federal enforcement efforts recommence. As a result, UAF may adjust its vaccination requirements for covered UAF employees (currently Troth Yeddha’ campus and employees working in connection with certain federal contracts) at any time in the future, as needed, in order to comply with its contractual obligations.

This recruitment is open internally to current UA employees or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Ashley Lindsoe, Signers Business Office HR Manager, at aclindsoe@alaska.edu or 907-474-5664.

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