Administration and Finance.

The Boston University School of Public Health Administration and Finance Unit supports the School’s mission by serving as a trusted, innovative and collaborative partner in helping build and deliver high quality programs, strategically connecting SPH community members to resources, people, and systems that are fundamental to the School’s success.

Key Resources

All relevant details for policies and procedures are outlined in the following handbooks:

Staff HandbookFaculty Handbook

Guiding Principles and Goals

Our guiding principles are aligned with SPH’s vision, mission and strategic plan and focus on Accountability, Diversity, Integrity, Social Responsibility and Respect. They are as follows:

  • Generate effective results through structured and inclusive-making.
  • Convey respect for all SPH community members through responsive, clear and transparent communication and engagement.
  • Improve effectiveness and efficiency through process consistency balanced with flexibility.
  • Ensure the success of our SPH community members through community safety, support for well-being and respect for all.
  • Ensure proactive stewardship of resources in alignment with SPH’s Strategic Plan.
  • Balance innovation and compliance through active assessment and risk management.
  • Remove barriers to success and expand access to services through clearly defined and integrated policies, standards and processes. Enhance SPH community members’ satisfaction, empowering employees with appropriately delegated decision-making authority.
  • Enhance SPH community members’ satisfaction, empowering employees with appropriately delegated decision-making authority.

Key Performance Indicators

KPI
Key Activity
Unit -Wide Performance Measure
People Be an employer of choice that attracts, develops and retains excellent and diverse people Diverse talent acquisition; Sense of Belonging; Professional Development; Career Mobility; Retention
Operational Excellence Create responsive systems and procedures that support the success of SPH community members, achieving a competitive advantage for the school Community sense of physical and mental safety and security; Community engagement in safety/security; Current and comprehensive emergency management
Safety Promote the health, safety, and well-being of every member of our SPH community Community sense of physical and mental safety and security; Community engagement in safety/security; Current and comprehensive emergency management
Infrastructure Build and maintain infrastructure that supports our SPH community and their academic, research, and outreach activities. Facilities are clean and well-maintained; Facilities are designed to support today’s pedagogy, research, and outreach needs; Infrastructure is efficient and effective · Facilities are accessible to all
Financial Stability and Risk Management Proactively steward university resources for the maximum benefit of SPH. Regularly assess and manage strategic compliance, operations, financial and reputational risk protecting SPH and supporting pursuit of innovation Financial and human resources are managed effectively, minimizing risk exposure; Reserves are adequate; Managing within recurring budget; Transparency of budgets; Budget alignment with SPH strategic plan

Developmental Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

At SPH we strive to provide ongoing professional development for our faculty and staff. To that end, please review and sign up for the Upcoming Trainings.

For any suggestions or questions, please reach out to the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at iralazic@bu.edu.