1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 177997
Job Location: Health Sciences Center
Posting Date: 06/12/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

UW Medicine works to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty medical care to people of the region, and preparing tomorrows physicians, scientists, and other health professionals.  UW Medicine includes the School of Medicine, UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians,  Valley Medical Center, and Airlift Northwest.  In addition, the UW is closely affiliated with Seattle Childrens Hospital, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System.

The Department of Medicine (the Department) is the largest department in the School of Medicine with nearly 2,500 staff, faculty, trainees and students and an annual budget of approximately $450 million consisting of patient care revenue, sponsored research funds, endowments and gifts, state funds and affiliated hospital funding associated with the academic programs within the department. The department is made up of thirteen subspecialty divisions: Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Cardiology; Dermatology; Gastroenterology; General Internal Medicine; Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine; Hematology; Medical Genetics; Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition; Nephrology; Oncology; Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; and Rheumatology. These divisions occupy space and manage programs at multiple UW Medicine sites and affiliated entities.

The Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Director of Finance and Administration.

General Description

The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Department Chair and Schools Chief Financial Officer and serves as the strategic partner to the chair and administrative leader for the operations of the Department.  As such, the Director has a comprehensive range of responsibilities, including: strategic planning and leadership for the department, financial planning/management, budget development, special projects, oversight for human resources for both academic/faculty positions and staff as well as all financial and operational activities.  Success in the positions will require a highly skilled leader who can balance programmatic needs in the clinical services, research and educational programs as well as the financial resources of the Department.  The position requires an excellent communicator who can work with all members of the department ranging from UW Medicine leadership team, the department leadership team and all faculty, trainees, and staff.  The position requires a leader who can lead projects, supervise a large team and effectively delegate.  The position will require a strong collaborator who can effectively and nimbly lead committees, small workgroups and successfully multi-tasking important initiatives for the Chair and/or the department leadership.

As a UW SOM Department Director of Finance and Administration, the incumbent carries out duties prescribed by the UWSoM in directing, overseeing, or partnering with affiliated institutions and organizations.  The critical knowledge and skills are organized into the following functional areas of: Financial Management and Development Activities, Operations Management, Clinical Service and Practice Plan Management, Compliance and Risk Management, Research Management, Information Management, Human Resource Management, Facilities Management, and Educational Program(s) Management.  He/she acts in an advisory capacity to the Chair and various Department committees, providing financial guidance, background information, and management advice.  In addition, the Director is the Department's primary working-level interface with the Dean's Office, the Practice Plans, and other departments in the University regarding administrative issues.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration.  Other required qualifications are listed below.

  • Proven leadership and sophisticated communication skills.
  • At least seven years of supervisory and office management experience.  Demonstrated experience working with large, highly structured personnel systems.
  • At least five years of management-level experience, preferably in an academic medical center or hospital environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in business planning, financial analysis, and/or strategic planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain harmonious working relationships and effectively address complex and sensitive administrative issues.
  • Experience in performing complex medical center/departmental financial analyses
  • Experience in large organizational budgeting, budget management, and reporting
  • Experience with clinical departments in a medical center/hospital environment.
  • Experience in physician group practice operations and financial management.
  • Experience in sponsored research administration and work with grant funding agencies
  • Experience in academic educational programs

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), Health Care Administration, Public Health, or related field.


    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2020-03-17 Expires: 2020-10-17

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