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The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Senior Associate Director is the leader of the institutional Finance section. This position provides key leadership and

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Directs, oversees, and monitors the division’s overall operations. Researches, analyzes, and recommends funding models and policy for all Arkansas public higher education institutions. Advises presidents and chief financial officers concerning the optimization of their institution’s financial resources and alternative sources of funding. Develops biennial funding policies and strategies for operating, capital and personnel recommendations to the legislature. Conducts biennial budget hearings concerning the request of higher education institutions and entities. Responds to ad hoc requests from the Governor, legislative committees, state and federal agencies and institutions’ chief finance officers and human resource officers. Prepares Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB) funding recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature for AHECB approval. Coordinates financial reporting of institutions for expenditures, state funding, tuition, faculty salaries, athletic income, and expenditures to Southern Regional Education Board, State Higher Education Executive Offices Organization and Legislature. Determines the feasibility for bank loans and bond issues for the approval of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Visits institutions to assess capital funding needs for the biennium. Performs multivariate statistical analyses to determine anticipated graduation rates for institutions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of state budgetary, human resources, and purchasing procedures. Knowledge of policies and procedures. Knowledge of complex statistical analysis programs and the ability to interpret the results. Knowledge of institutional finance at the campus level. Knowledge of organizational skills and practices. Ability to use complex computer software for the analyses of financial data. Ability to present financial data in an understandable format. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to read and comprehend scientific and technical literature.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in finance; plus seven years of experience in higher education, including five years in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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