Assistant Director for Finance and Administration - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.

The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Dayton Director, the Assistant Director for Finance and Administration oversees a range of operations at the Tang Museum. These include management of the Tang's budget, daily payments, and financial affairs; managing human resources administrative work for the museum; direct supervision of the Tang Store Manager and the Visitor Service and Events Manager, and hiring of the Tang monitor staff. The Assistant Director is a key member of the Tang's Senior Staff which works closely with the Director to develop and implement museum policies and procedures. This position also supports the Director's work with the National Advisory Council and the Skidmore Advancement office.  

Minimum Qualifications

B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant field or equivalent coursework and experience. The Assistant Director should possess strong financial skills and expertise in budgeting and accounting procedures. This position requires precision, accuracy, integrity, and attention to detail in all fiscal matters. Strong written and oral communication skills and experience with personnel management and human resource policies are needed. Applicants should have an appreciation of the museum environment and bring a creative, team-oriented, problem-solving attitude approach to their work.  

Preferred Qualifications

Masters Degree in Arts Administration, Museum Studies, or an MBA, with 3-5 years experience in a museum setting. Coursework in the arts, business and accounting, and museum administration desirable.  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
List of Three References

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description