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Executive Director of Business and Administration, Basic Sciences

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.


The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine is seeking an Executive Director of Business and Administration for the Department of Molecular Genetics and the Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology. This position will direct the financial and administrative activities of the department including income generation and expense management and will function as the most senior-level financial and administrative officer of the department.


The Executive Director of Business and Administration will be responsible for all day-to-day business operations of the department. This includes tactical and strategic planning, fiscal management, annual budget development, personnel management, program development, and other administrative matters.

Essential Functions

  • Direct all business operations of the department, including but not limited to, accounting, payroll, purchasing, budgets, asset management, contract negotiations, audits, etc.
  • Direct the development of business plans for new and ongoing business ventures.
  • Participation and regular attendance on College of Medicine committees and task forces and continuing education activities.
  • Direct the long-term strategic planning process of the department to ensure financial health of the department.
  • Ensure College of Medicine senior management is well-informed on issues impacting the department.
  • Direct the facilities management of the department, including development of new space, renovation of existing space and relocations to alternate space.
  • Support the compliance activities of the department, including all research, regulatory compliance, clinical trials, billing, etc.
  • Support/direct the marketing and public relations efforts of the department.
  • Support the development efforts of the department.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field.

Required Experience

Seven (7) years of relevant work experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

Experience in a medical school, university, research organization, or healthcare organization.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 68221 


Executive Director of Business and Administration, Basic Sciences

Date:  Sep 5, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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