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VP of Adminstration & Finance

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S170038P
Posting Date
Closing Date
Title VP of Administration and Finance
Working Title VP of Adminstration & Finance
Employee Class Administrator
Department Accounting and Financial Reporting
Salary Range
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Hours Per Week 40
Standard Work Week
Anticipated Start Date
If Temporary, End Date
Job Summary

The Vice President of Administration and Finance has
responsibility for the leadership and management of the
University’s administrative and finance operations, is a
member of the executive management team, and reports
directly to the President. The Vice President is responsible for
providing executive level direction and management oversight
for financial planning, budgeting, accounting, financial controls
and reporting, purchasing and contracts.

Job Description

Under the direction of the President, the Vice President of
Administration and Finance performs some, or all, of the
following duties:
• Serves as the financial advisor to the President and
executive staff;
• Develops the annual operating and capital budgets and
leads the budgeting process; oversees the University’s
treasury functions, including cash management; asset
accounting and divisional policies and procedures; and
reviews budget vs. actual expenditures with department
heads and senior management;
• Drives continual improvement of the budgeting process
through the education of department managers on
budgetary issues impacting their budget and ongoing
departmental performance to budget;
• Participate in the development of the University’s
strategic planning as a tactical partner in evaluating and
advising on the impact of long-range planning and
regulatory action on the areas of responsibility.
• Directs internal control and audits on the University’s
administrative departments; coordinates report
preparation, responses, and implementation;
• Serves as advisor to the Board of Trustees’ committees
on Finance and Audits;
• Works cooperatively and collaboratively with the campus
community, including the Faculty Senate, Civil Service
Council, Employee Advisory Committee, Student
Government, the President’s Executive Committee, and
• Establish effective solutions to administrative business
challenges. This would include the assessment of “outsourcing”
of the various activities and functions if such
external support would be the most effective method of
providing the proper level of services at the appropriate
• Responsible for accurate and timely reporting of
financial information to the President and outside
agencies and groups;
• Administer inventory and property control programs and
assist in the administration of an effective space utilization
• Assists the President and other administrators in
gathering, collating, and analyzing data relative to the
financial operations of the University;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

A Master’s degree required;

Preferred Qualifications

CPA preferred.

Experience as a proven senior executive in a higher
education, foundation, government or business organization of relevant size and complexity; evidence of developing
progressive business policies and practices that advance the strategic goals of the organization.
Familiarity with Ellician Banner System preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Special Skills:
• Exceptional communication skills in the service of
conveying the strategic goals and objectives of finance
and administration programs.
• Ability to negotiate contracts with various vendors for the
maximum benefit of the University.
• Expertise in budget development and implementation,
familiarity with a wide variety of financing techniques,
financial and ratio analysis, debt management and bond
issuance as well as familiarity with business and finance
operations, and capital construction, in a University
system and/or similarly-sized organization.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
Personal Qualities and Professional Qualifications:
In addition, the VP of Administration and Finance should have
experiences which clearly demonstrate many of the following
personal and professional qualities and characteristics:
• A strong record as a self-starter with high standards for
personal and professional excellence, achievement,
honesty, and integrity;
• The capacity to understand the complex issues facing
higher education, a deep appreciation for the academic
mission of the institution, and the ability to develop
financial strategies that will support the University’s
academic, service, and student-centered priorities;
• Exceptional communication skills and the ability to listen,
build trust, and develop strong working relationships with
the President, the executive staff, faculty, staff, students
and community leaders in an open, collaborative
• Ability to lead effectively across departments, using
collaboration and persuasion to guide decision-making
and influence critical operations; a proven team player,
with the ability both to advocate and to partner with
others; as well as skill as a negotiator and experience
reviewing and realigning systems, policies and
personnel; and ability to lead in a unionized
• An understanding of compliance and other regulatory
issues and enforcement requirements as mandated by
local, state and federal policies and regulations
• Understanding of the political, social and economic
factors shaping the future of public higher education,
and the political skill to develop strong partnerships with
other universities and affiliated entities, and experience
dealing with local, state, and federal legislative and
regulatory agencies in ways that build trust and promote
mutual benefit.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  3. * Do you agree to a criminal background check?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please indicate your strengths that will help you efficiently excel in this type of position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * 4. How do you balance cooperation with others and independent thinking? Share an example.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How many years of work experience do you have in Higher Education?
    • 0 - less than 1 year
    • 1 - 3 years
    • 4 - 6 years
    • 7 - 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  7. * Do you have experience working with Ellucian products (i.e. BANNER, Luminis)?
    • No experience
    • Yes - Less than 1 year of experience
    • Yes - 1 to 3 years of experience
    • Yes - 3 to 5 years of experience
    • Yes - 5 or more years of experience
  8. * Do you possess a current registration as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a valid license to practice Public Accounting (LPA)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Reference