Director of Finance and Administration



Director of Finance and Administration

Yale University Library
New Haven, CT

The Yale University Library seeks a Director of Finance and Administration (Director) serving as the strategic financial partner to organizational leadership, chief financial steward, and leader of administrative support services for Yale University Library, one of the largest academic libraries in the world with an annual operating budget of $160 million, 570 staff in 12 locations, and 600+ individually restricted funds.

The Director proactively identifies, mobilizes, and optimizes financial and other resources to help advance the mission of the University Library, and ensure that the organization's faculty, students, and staff receive high-quality administrative support in a manner compliant with university policies and procedures. The Director leads, plans, and manages the comprehensive business affairs of the library, including management and analysis of budgets, program development, human resources, and regulatory compliance. The Director and their team are responsible for developing, disseminating, and maintaining financial policies, business process, and best practices necessary to ensure high quality stewardship and management of the Library's financial resources in a highly decentralized environment.

This position is a key leadership and managerial role in the Yale Library and is a unique opportunity for financial and systems thought leadership in an organization whose mission is to advance teaching, research, learning, and practice through staff expertise, diverse collections, inclusive programs and services, and welcoming spaces. The Director reports to the University Librarian and to the Senior Director of Finance & Administration for Collections & Scholarly Communication, which is part of the Academic Business Operations and University Financial Operations Teams. The Director of Finance and Administration is part of the Library Executive Team, the senior leadership team of the Library.

The Director will be creative, strategic, and results-driven with strong leadership skills and a proven track record of success in similar roles of progressively greater management and leadership responsibility in a similarly complex organization. The ideal candidate will have a robust administrative and finance background, excellent relationship-building capabilities, and impeccable verbal and written communication skills. They will have good business judgment, an analytical mindset, great capacity for flexibility, diplomacy, service, and adaptability to shifting priorities or needs, and sound, influential decision-making abilities. The Director will have experience managing motivating and developing teams, and strong communication and presentation skills.

Beth Schaefer and Stephen Milbauer of Koya Partners/DSG, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit a compelling cover letter and resume by filling out our Talent Profile. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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