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MANAGER/DIRECTOR FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

About Adler Graduate School
Located in the Twin Cities metro area, Adler Graduate School offers master’s degree, certificate, 
and license-only programs in counseling and psychotherapy. It is a well- respected graduate 
institution educating and training mental health practitioners. At its core remains the Adlerian 
philosophy of encouragement, open-mindedness, and mutual support to advance the public interest. 
AGS is a 501(c)3. Visit www.alfredadler.edu for more information.

VISION STATEMENT

“The Adler Graduate School will be a leader in empowering and developing mental health and human 
service professionals to transform society through social interest in action.”

MISSION STATEMENT

“Preparing mental health and human professionals with a strong Adlerian foundation to foster 
encouragement, collaboration, and a sense of belonging to individuals, families, and the culturally 
diverse communities they serve.”

JOB TITLE: Manager/Director for Finance and Administration

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
The Manager/Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing budgeting, accounting, financial 
reporting, payroll, student accounts, and financial aid. The M/D of FA is also an integral 
participant in the strategic planning process and in the evaluation of institutional effectiveness.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to President

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Staff Accountant, Collections, and Director of Financial Aid

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Work closely with the College Departments in merging/integrating the interests/needs of the Adler Graduate School’s (AGS) academic and administrative domains
  2. Oversee the budgeting, accounting, payroll, financial reporting, and student billing and collection processes, including the development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and procedures
  3. Oversee the annual audit and preparation of IRS Form 990
  4. Responsible for completion of finance and payroll related reporting requirements, such as IPEDS, HLC, Dept. of Education, etc.
  5. Oversee risk management activities as it pertains to fiduciary financial responsibility. Prepares reports and communicated to the AGS Board and Finance Committee
  6. Oversee payroll: development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and procedures
  7. Oversee student billing and collection processes
  8. Oversee AGS financial aid processes, such as reviewing award and R2T4 calculations, reconciliations, and disbursements
  9. Regular supervisory meetings with President and with supervisees
  10. Contribute to troubleshooting and solution creation in areas of administrative and financial responsibility
  11. Serve effectively as an ambassador for AGS and its mission
  12. Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field is required; Master’s degree is preferred

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of five years of increasingly demanding leadership experience is required, including hands-on experience, in areas of primary responsibility; Experience in a higher education and or non-profit environment is preferred.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES
An individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily to successfully carry out this job. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field is required, Master’s degree in preferred
  • Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible leadership experience is required, including hands-on experience, in areas of primary responsibility; Experience in a higher education or non-profit environment is preferred
  • Commitment to current best practices and unyielding ethical practice
  • Ability to respond promptly to requests for information, service, and assistance
  • Ability to respond to problems in a timely manner; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem-solving situations; and use reason, even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Ability to focus on resolving conflict and maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness
  • Ability to multi-task, to organize workflow, and to manage one or more multiple projects and the flexibility to handle frequent interruptions
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities and use time efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and professionally and to vary style to meet the needs of a situation
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret various types of information, such as general business correspondence, technical documentation, governmental regulations, and policy and procedure manuals
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and with colleagues, in a team- oriented atmosphere
  • Interest in striving to continuously build knowledge and skills and share expertise with others
  • Ability to approach others in a tactful manner, react well under pressure, treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position, accept responsibility for own actions, and follow through on commitments
  • Ability to display original thinking and creativity, meet challenges with resourcefulness, generate suggestions for improving work, develop innovative approaches and ideas, and present ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention
  • Ability to demonstrate dependability by following instructions, responding to direction, taking responsibility, keeping commitments, and completing tasks on time
  • Commitment to attendance and punctuality, consistently being at work and on time
  • Ability to ask for and accept help, when necessary
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse work environment
  • Commitment to increasing diversity within the organization and to working with an increasingly diverse academic community and community at-large
  • Commitment to community engagement/service
  • Interpersonal skills that facilitate both internal and external relations

KNOWLEDGE

  • Thorough command of best practices in accounting, payroll, student accounts, and financial aid policies, procedures, and practices
  • Knowledge of and commitment to ethics guiding accounting, human resources, student accounts, and financial aid policies, procedures, and practices
  • Understanding of issues and trends characterizing accounting, human resources, students accounts, and financial aid policies, procedures, and practices
  • Understanding of GAAP, FASB, and other financial reporting requirements
  • Understanding of federal and state employment-related policies and procedures
  • Understanding of federal financial aid policies and procedures

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Superior budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting skills and abilities
  • Superior payroll skills and abilities
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills and abilities
  • Technological proficiency necessary to meet job requirements
  • Administrative/coordination skills and abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to set priorities
  • Leadership/management skills and abilities
  • Ability to work effectively with students, alumni, faculty, staff, Board of Directors, and organizations in the external community
  • Ability to identify/articulate AGS’s vision and mission
  • Ability to serve as community ambassador for AGS

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to 
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to 
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Physical demands include the ability to sit and stand for an hour at a time, walk,reach, bend, stoop, stretch, lift, push, transport, and move up to 10 pounds and to talk and hear.
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity needed to operate normal office equipment, such as a computer, telephone and copier.
  • Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed in an indoor educational environment and could involve frequent contact with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Some weekend and evening hours may be required

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job  requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may  change as needs evolve.

Adler Graduate School (AGS) provides employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, union membership, creed, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation or expression, status with regards to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, use of lawful consumable products. We will not request or require a genetic test or collect or use any protected genetic information from any employee or applicant in connection with employment-related decisions or any other status protected by law.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, selection, job assignment, promotion, discipline, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, access to benefits, leaves of absences, and training. If you have a question or concern about any type of discrimination in the workplace, you are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of your immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Department. You can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Interest applicants should can apply by completing our employment application found here Complete Application.  You will also need to email Allison Zapata, HR and Executive Assistant allison.zapata@alfredadler.edu with your Resume, Cover Letter and three (3) professional references.

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Member, of AGS Board of Directors

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES The Board will support the work of Adler Graduate School (AGS) and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the AGS President, the relationship between the AGS President and Board is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Responsibilities:

Leadership, governance and oversight

• Serving as a trusted advisor to the President as s/he develops and implements AGS’s strategic plan

• Overseeing organizational integrity • Reviewing outcomes and metrics for evaluating the organization’s impact, and regularly measuring its performance; 

• Oversight to ensure long term financial sustainability including approving AGS’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities

• Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the President

• Representing AGS to stakeholders, and acting as an ambassador for the organization

 

Board Engagement

• Participating on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments as needed

• Understanding of mission, vision, key stakeholders (how we serve them and the value it provides)

• Willingness to learn/understand the field of higher education and mental health

• Ensuring AGS’s commitment to a diverse board student body and staff that reflects the communities it serves

• Assisting the President and Board Chair to identify and recruit other Board Members

• Actively participating in Board meetings including reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings

 

Fundraising

AGS Board Members will consider AGS a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. AGS expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.

 

Board terms/participation

AGS’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held 10 times per year and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

 

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about AGS’s mission and who has a leadership track record. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, higher education, mental health, the nonprofit sector or other related area. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other wellqualified, high-performing Board Members.

 

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

• Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, education, psychology, non-profit or other needed fields.

• Passion for the mission of AGS, to contribute to the board and committee, and give time needed on a longer term basis (i.e. 5 years)

• Financially committed – willing to contribute • Strategic and critical thinking – long term and short term. Data-based decision making, ability to set and see methods of implementation

• Sense of inquiry and curiosity

• Collaborative yet assertive

• Team player

• Thoughts provoking yet insightful

• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of AGS’s beneficiaries

Service on AGS’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

 

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Adler Graduate School (AGS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, familial status, public assistance, or local human rights commission activity in employment of faculty or staff, admission or treatment of students, or operation of educational programs and activities. AGS is committed to providing equal education and employment opportunities in accordance with all applicable Federal and State laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Interested people in the Board of Directors position, please e-mail Jan Austad, Vice Chair of the Board, with a letter of intent and resume to jan.austad@alfredadler.edu. Should individuals have questions regarding the position, please reach out to Jan Austad at the email address listed above.


Faculty Positions, Full-Time and Adjunct 

Master of Arts degree programs; Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy with specialties in Clinical Mental Health, Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling and Co-occurring Disorders.  Graduate degree from a CACREP institution preferred with LPCC, LMFT, or LADC licensure or eligibility for licensure in Minnesota.    

Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree from a counselor education program, preferably from a CACREP accredited program or;
  • A doctoral degree in a related field (e.g., Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Marriage, and Family) AND employment as a full-time faculty member in a counselor education program for at least a full academic year BEFORE July 1, 2013.
  • Professional clinical licensure or eligibility for licensure in Minnesota.

Complete Application


CMHC, COD, and MCFC Field Experience Faculty Members Needed

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • MA or MS
  • Hold a current professional license (i.e. LICSW, LMFT, LPCC, or LP)
  • At least two years of post-licensure experience

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Board-approved supervisor

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical requirements include the ability to sit and stand for an hour at a time, walk, reach, bend, stoop, stretch, lift, push, transport, and move up to 10 pounds and to talk and hear.
  • Manual dexterity and visual acuity needed to operate normal office equipment, such as a computer, telephone, and copier.  Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus. 

ENVIRONMENTAL/WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed in an indoor educational environment and involves frequent contact with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the public.   There is a moderate level of noise.
  • Some weekend and evening hours may be required

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

Adler Graduate School (AGS) provides employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, union membership, creed, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation or expression, status with regards to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission, use of lawful consumable products. We will not request or require a genetic test or collect or use any protected genetic information from any employee or applicant in connection with employment-related decisions or any other status protected by law.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, selection, job assignment, promotion, discipline, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, access to benefits, leaves of absences, and training. If you have a question or concern about any type of discrimination in the workplace, you are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of your immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Department. You can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Interested candidates should email a Cover Letter, Resume or CV, and three Professional References to Allison Zapata, HR and Executive Assistant at Allison.zapata@alfredadler.edu


Complete Application  

Interested in future employment with Adler Graduate School? 

We keep applications on file for future positions! Fill out our Job Application and feel free to complete our Equal Opportunity Employment Survey. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Allison Zapata, HR and Executive Assistant, allison.zapata@alfredadler.edu.