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University of Colorado School of Medicine

Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

Director of Finance and Administration

Business Services Director

Position Number: 00698101

Nature of Work

The position serves as the Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome which resides in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome was founded in 2008 and is one of the only academic centers whose mission is fully devoted to Down syndrome research. The Institute uses state-of-the-art, transformational research platforms to decipher the unique biology and disease spectrum of people with Down syndrome. The Institutes’ work spans the entire translational pipeline, from basic science to clinical research, clinical trials, and the advancement of medical care.

The DFA is responsible for the overall financial management and administrative functions of the Institute. The DFA works closely with the Institute Executive Director and leadership team to fulfill the goal and objectives while ensuring that the Institute operates in accordance with University policies and procedures and School of Medicine (SOM) rules. The DFA is responsible for managing the day-to-day and long-term operations of the work unit. This position is responsible for the administration of financial, personnel, research, and administrative operations of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome.

This DFA will be serving the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, which is the largest academic home for Down syndrome research. The Crnic Institute collaborates with prominent scientists and leaders around the globe to enable precision medicine approaches to improve health outcomes in Down syndrome. Learn more at:

Supervision Received

The DFA reports directly to the Executive Director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and has a dotted reporting relationship to the School of Medicine Senior Associate Dean of Administration and Finance

Supervision Exercised

The DFA directly and indirectly supervises institute administrative staff

Examples of Work Performed

  • Oversee and direct all program fiscal, human resources, administrative and operational activities. 
  • Provide financial oversight, controls, procedures and practices for the development, implementation and management of operational budgets, grants & contracts, endowments, and philanthropic gifts consistent with internal and external compliance and in support of the Crnic Institute’s mission.
  • Interpret financial statements; resolve questions/programs and interpret new policies/procedures; assist with and monitor reconciliation of accounts/statements.
  • Provide high-level insight of policies in the approval of expenses, travel reimbursements and other procurement needs as required.
  • Manage the monthly and fiscal year-end close processes, produce monthly budget performance reports, and analyze financial performance to meet the annual and long-term goals of Crnic.
  • Coordinates Crnic purchasing activities including delegation of purchasing responsibilities and adherence to purchasing policy, acquisition of capital equipment items and major capital building/renovation, and negotiation of leases. Works with Procurement Service Center to provide solutions that are cost effective and competitive for all contracts and pricing negotiations.
  • Partner, collaborate, and provide direction to internal and external stakeholders and partners on financial management, administration, and operations.
  • Engage in development activities related to finding new or expanded funding sources and opportunities.
  • Represent Crnic to visitors, clients, media and the public and serve as a Public Relations liaison for constituents.
  • Command a robust and comprehensive understanding of research grant application process, compliance, budget development, maintenance, and finances, and able to effectively lead research managers, coordinators, and staff responsible for the research functions and duties of the Institute.
  • Oversees human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Ensure compliance with compensation models, practices, regulations, and policies.
  • Oversee daily institute activities, including but not limited to: purchasing and accounting, personnel oversight, facilities and space management, health and safety issues, access approval, and campus security
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organizations goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Monitors and ensures the organizations compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $105,000 to $140,000.   

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business, business administration, finance, healthcare administration, or a directly related field from an accredited college or university
    • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis
  • Four (4) years of broad and diversified professional level management experience that included fiscal management responsibilities within a complex health care, academic or biomedical research setting
  • Three (3) years of research administration experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in business, business administration, finance, healthcare administration, or a directly related field
  • Eight (8) years of experience working in a health care or academic medical setting
  • Six (6) years of experience in research proposal development and financial grant management with varying federal funders.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to build genuine trust relationships throughout the School of Medicine and beyond.  
  • Ability to lead, manage, advise, mentor, direct and evaluate employees with grace, fairness, and accountability.
  • Ability to partner and work collaboratively with faculty, schools, department directors, administrators, managers, and other stakeholders and partners
  • Demonstrates proactive, thoughtful, and strategic visioning.
  • Self-activated and ready to lead all efforts with little to no instruction.
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills to set priorities and ability to work with high degree of accuracy and attention to details while responding to tight deadlines and multiple priorities and demands.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, diversified financial management skills
  • Ability to manage funds effectively, from a variety of sources
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply, accepted theories, practices and principles of general management and administration, and possess sufficient advanced knowledge of the workings of an academic health campus to apply these general principles thereto.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in brief, focused and well organized oral and written presentations.
  • Ability to establish work priorities and provide follow through to insure completion of activities, both personally and in subordinates.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Strong history of collaborative work with various stakeholders.
  • Outstanding customer service skills and team management skills

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63897564
  • Location:
    Aurora, Hybrid - Remote & Onsite, United States
  • Position Title: Linda Crnic Director of Finance and Administration (Administrator)
  • Company Name For Job: University Of Colorado
  • Industry: College / University
  • Job Function: Executive
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Experienced
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $105,000.00 - $140,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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