Director of Finance and Administration, College of Professional Studies

University of New England

Biddeford, ME

ID: 7239482
Posted: April 25, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Director of Finance and Administration, College of Professional Studies

University of New England

Position Information

Position Type: Professional Staff

Position Title: Director of Finance and Administration, College of Professional Studies

Employment Status: Full Time

Months: 12

Campus: Portland, ME


The Director for Finance and Administration, College of Professional Studies (CPS) serves as a member of the college’s leadership team supporting a diverse portfolio of online academic and continuing education programs. This position requires financial management and budget development expertise; administrative leadership and management experience; and strong communication and problem-solving skills.

The Director is responsible for overseeing the planning, preparation, and execution of all budgets produced within CPS. More specifically, this position is responsible for revenue forecasting, pro forma development, faculty and vendor contracting, financial compliance, and human resource administration. The Director provides signature authority and oversight of all accounts within CPS and is accountable for the financial accuracy of the college. Additionally, the Director serves as the Dean’s primary liaison to the Office of the University VP of Finance and Administration and Office of Human Resources.

Annual salary ranging from $90,000 to $105,000 based on experience and qualifications.

About The University of New England

UNE is Maine’s largest private university, with two beautiful coastal campuses in Maine, a one-of-a-kind study-abroad campus in Tangier, Morocco, and an array of flexible online offerings. In an uncommonly welcoming and supportive community, we offer hands-on learning, empowering students to positively impact a world full of challenges. We are the state’s top provider of health professionals and home to Maine’s only medical and dental colleges, a variety of other interprofessionally aligned health care programs, and nationally recognized programs in the marine sciences, the natural and social sciences, business, the humanities, and the arts.

UNE offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. The package includes varied health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site ( for additional information regarding UNE’s fantastic benefits package.

This position is hybrid with the expectation of being in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.



• Oversee the planning, preparation and execution of all budgets produced within CPS.
• Serve as the primary liaison to the Office of the UNE VP of Finance and Administration.
• Provide input to the Office of the UNE VP of Finance and Administration in the preparation and execution of the institutional budget.
• Serve as the primary financial and budgetary resource to all CPS academic and operations departments.
• Responsible for the reconciliation of all college wide expenses to the approved annual budget.
• Provides quarterly reports to the CPS Leadership Team regarding revenue and enrollment outcomes.
• Manages financial, faculty, and adjunct faculty contracts in alignment with budgetary expectations.
• Communicates financial and budgetary goals and results to CPS community and UNE stakeholders.
• Manages college-wide vendor and faculty contracts.
• Provide signature authority and oversight to all accounts within CPS.


• Serve as the primary CPS liaison to UNE Human Resource Team regarding faculty/professional staff recruitment and associated paperwork, training, and performance evaluation processes.
• Develop and maintain the Human Resource policies and procedures necessary to effectively administer CPS.
• Ensures that all CPS departments are in administrative alignment with Dean and Dean’s Leadership team expectations.


• Provide financial and administrative support to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the CPS strategic plan.
Other related duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred and/or equivalent experience, training, and certification.
• Familiarity with accounting practices.
• Excellent communication skills and strong computer software skills.
• 5-7 years of experience in budgeting, administration or accounting or equivalent experience.
• Higher education experience preferred.

EEO Statement Summary

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits, and will not tolerate, discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors should not motivate decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

Employees in clinical settings must meet the State of Maine’s immunization requirements for clinical activity.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: 2022PS0386P

Open Date: 04/15/2024

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume