Financial Specialist at the Center for Jewish Studies (CJS)

The George L. Mosse/Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) is seeking an experienced Financial Specialist or Financial Specialist Senior to join our small and collegial staff.

Under the general direction of the Director and Associate Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, the Financial Specialist is responsible for the administration and management of very detailed and complex financial operations, including research funds, general 101 funds, program revenue funds (136), and several 233 and 161 funds for a Center with annual expenditures of approximately $800,000. This responsibility includes the preparation, administration, and day-to-day operation required to administer UW Foundation endowment funds totaling approximately $8 million. Financial management activities include reporting, data gathering and analysis, and procedural development duties. Starting pay is based on experience, with a minimum starting rate of $18.03 per hour.

The role of the Financial Specialist requires initiative, excellent decision-making skills, and exceptional organizational skills. The Financial Specialist serves as the first point of contact for Center faculty, students, staff, the Dean’s office, and outside vendors for advice, direction, training, and problem resolution related to transactions and processes. This position thus requires extensive written and oral communication and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with UW faculty/staff, administrative officials, and the general public. The position requires extensive and detailed knowledge of federal, state, and university rules, regulations, limits, and best practices. The ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in developing, applying, and interpreting UW financial policies and procedures, is imperative.

CJS is a vibrant interdisciplinary center that brings together students, faculty, and community members with an interest in Jewish history, culture, language, literature, and the arts. Each year the Center offers to the university and general community a variety of educational and artistic programs, including lectures, conferences, roundtable discussions, concerts, and film screenings. The Financial Specialist plays a vital role in the financial operations of the Center.

To apply:

Deadline: July 3rd, 11:55 pm

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