This is a full time position reporting to the Site Director of NYU Florence with additional reporting to the Associate Vice President, Global Programs Administration, in New York. The role supports the Site Director on strategic long term planning for NYU Florence, and as part of the role also holds the title of Executive Director for La Pietra s.r.l. In essence, this position would be akin to a Chief Operating Officer. This position oversees all non-academic operations, including student life, finance and budget planning, human resources, IT, space management, grounds and facilities. The Associate Director also supports academic program and conference planning for NYU Florence. This position is responsible for overseeing NYU Florence’s response to crisis. Liaising closely with relevant colleagues at NYU in New York, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi, and at the other global sites and programs, the Associate Director is a member of the NYUF Senior Management team and can step in for the Site Director at her/his/their request. Be available in cases of an emergency (24 hours).
Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience
10 years of related experience (Finance, HR, Facilities management, etc.) at an Italian institution
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Master’s degree or higher preferable in business
Preferred Experience, Skills and Abilities
Leading Self - Set a positive example, be honest and trustworthy, exhibit humility
Leading Others - Inspire commitment, encourage and support collaboration and teamwork, provide feedback and positive reinforcement to employees, provide development opportunities;
Leading Results - Help others achieve success, provide direction
Leading Thinking - Provide vision, promote and ensure alignment with school/unit and NYU’s goals and values
Build and maintain productive work relationships, collaborate with others to achieve common goals, listen and communicate in a way that respects and supports others. Express thoughts clearly and concisely. Flexible, open-minded and collaborative.
Value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of others. Seek and value the contribution of others and use their input to guide actions and decisions. Find common ground and solve problems for the good of all, across department, school/unit, and/or geographic boundaries. Gain trust and support of others. Be a cooperative team player.
Clearly define tasks, process, and milestones to achieve objectives, and ensure the optimal use of resources to meet those objectives. Be accountable to deliver results and meet commitments to others.
Make sound decisions and solve problems involving varied levels of complexity, ambiguity, and risk. Understand the impact of decisions on stakeholders and include change management planning as needed.
Experience working with Excel. Ability to understand and work with financial systems. Can understand the big picture from a revenue and expense perspective.
Good people management experience.
Eligibility to work and reside in Italy is required.
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion.