The Vice President of Finance and Administration leads, plans, organizes, and directs operations in the areas of: financial services, budget planning and execution, cash management and portfolio management, facilities management and construction, human resource management, payroll, risk management for staff and students, information technology systems, purchasing, and public safety and security. The division consists of approximately 400 employees. The Vice President of Finance and Administration’s division supports and advances the mission of the College by providing excellent stewardship of human, physical, and fiscal resources.
COMPANY seeks a Vice President of Finance and Administration who is an experienced and successful leader to be responsible for developing standards, policies and procedures relating to each designated business area, working strategically to ensure continuous improvement, efficiency and cost-effective operations of all college business functions. The Vice President of Finance and Administration serves as the Chief Financial Officer and is a member of the President’s senior leadership team in support of all areas of fiscal and administrative services, and is an active participant in shaping and advancing the priorities of the College. Overseeing a Collegewide budget of $135 million, the Vice President of Finance and Administration must be comfortable working transparently in partnership with the President, other administrative leaders, staff, faculty, and members of the Board of Trustees in an environment that utilizes, respects, and values shared governance and collaboration.
The new Vice President will be an effective and innovative leader, natural collaborator and communicator, and an accomplished leader of people, processes, projects, and systems. The ideal candidate will have related professional financial and/or administrative experience that demonstrates progressive responsibility and evidence of strategic leadership. Applicable higher education senior financial/administrative management experience is highly desirable. This innovative and tactical thinker will possess sound technical skills and knowledge of all aspects of business affairs including higher education budgeting processes; accounting, investments; business management; organizational principles and techniques, general education and business and employment law. The successful candidate will espouse principals based on integrity, honesty, sincerity and compassion, along with a commitment to academic excellence, equity and student centeredness. At a minimum the ideal candidate will possess a Master’s Degree in either Business Administration, Finance or Higher Education Administration from a regionally accredited institution and ten (10) years of related experience.