Executive Director, Business Affairs - Department of Psychiatry

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Saint Louis, Missouri (US)
Jun 19, 2024
Jul 19, 2024
Position Type
Director, Executive
Full Time
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The Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director, Business Affairs.

Reporting to the Department Chair, the Executive Director provides strategic direction for administrative functions within the department by overseeing financial management/reporting, integrating business activities/systems, and creating action and business plans to meet mission-related goals of the department. Working closely with the Department Chair and the leadership team, the Executive Director will manage the business office staff and will capitalize on every opportunity to strategically grow and run the department. The Executive Director will also work effectively with the School of Medicine’s administrative, financial, and clinical operations, and our partner health care system (BJC). Major duties and responsibilities across all missions include: operational leadership of the business office (38 individuals); financial reporting and oversight; contract negotiation; ensuring missions are fiscally sound and efficient as they grow (particularly the clinical mission); working with leadership to strategically grow and transform the department; and enhancing mental health equity. In addition to departmental responsibilities, the Executive Director is a member of the School of Medicine’s Management Council.

The Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine is a national leader in high-impact mental health, especially in our research mission (#8 in NIH funding) and education mission (large and high-quality psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship programs and medical student, graduate student, and post-doctoral training), with growing clinical services. The ideal candidate will thrive under the opportunity to strategically grow and transform the department, including in areas of research, education, as well as major clinical initiatives aimed at improving access to high-quality mental health care.

The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in business administration or a related field or equivalent experience with at least ten years of progressively responsible managerial experience, to include strategic business planning, financial and programmatic feasibility studies, complex financial analysis and financial forecasting, and budget preparation (preferably in an academic medical center or health system). Strong leadership, management, organizational, and mentorship skills, with emphasis on solution-focused analytical thinking, negotiation, and conflict management skills; demonstrated ability in strategic planning, financial and business forecasting, financial management and budgeting; the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with diverse populations in a complex academic environment; and the ability to manage a large, complex, multi-divisional, multi-site, academic department are essential.

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Executive Director Business Affairs Psychiatry JR82594

To learn more about this unique opportunity, please contact:

Mark Prosperi
Executive Director, Talent Management
and Executive Search
Washington University School of Medicine
Email: prosperim@wustl.edu

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.