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Vice President for Administration and Finance

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The College at Brockport invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF). The VPAF reports to the President, serves as the senior administrative and financial officer, and has primary responsibility for leadership, management, strategic direction, policy development, and administrative oversight for the Administration and Finance division.

Founded in 1835, The College at Brockport is part of the State University of New York system (SUNY) and is one of the most engaged college campuses in both the SUNY system and the country. The College is a selective, nationally recognized and accredited public institution that provides an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.

The 464-acre campus is located along the historic Erie Canal in the Village of Brockport, a quaint town with approximately 8,100 residents. The campus is near downtown Rochester, and ten miles from Lake Ontario. The College enrolls over 8,200 students including more than 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students. Brockport offers nearly 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters’ programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates.

Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Administration and Finance is charged with oversight of financial management, campus facilities and a number of specialized administrative functions. Responsibilities include direct supervision of Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities and Planning, Finance and Management, Human Resources, Procurement and Payment Services, and Sponsored Programs (Post-Award). The Vice President also interacts with the Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation and the Brockport Foundation. As one of four College Vice Presidents, the Vice President for Administration and Finance collaborates with the other Vice Presidents and members of President’s Cabinet in order to promote College success. Similar relationships are developed with SUNY System Administration and with the SUNY Research Foundation. The successful candidate will be a high energy, visionary leader with a track record of success as a senior administrative officer.

Required qualifications include: A master’s degree from an accredited higher education institution in the US or abroad; a significant amount of progressively responsible experience in the administrative operations of a large complex organization; the ability to take a college-wide perspective on priorities and resources and cultivate a common vision and collaborative culture to achieve institutional goals; demonstrated leadership and management experience in finance and budget, resource planning, and capital planning and budget development in an institution of public higher education; a participatory but decisive management style; ability to lead a variety of operational areas through effective communication, influence, and persuasion at all levels of an organization while balancing patience with sense of urgency; an innovative and forward thinker in regard to planning, strategy, and implementation; excellent communication skills in a variety of modes and with a variety of constituencies; excellent interpersonal skills, including a transparent and collaborative approach to team building; an appreciation for and support of shared governance; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; experience developing, organizing, and administering budgets; and knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, statutes, campus processes, and awareness of law and policy proposals affecting administration and finance operations.

Preferred Qualifications include knowledge of New York State regulations and SUNY governance, organizational structure, and policies and procedures and experience with collective bargaining and union contract administration.

The Application Process:  Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter addressing how they meet the qualifications, a résumé, and a list of five references. References will not be contacted without prior approval by the applicant. Background checks will be conducted on all finalists invited to campus. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Materials should be submitted electronically to Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates.

All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Requests for information and all written nominations and applications should be directed to:

Steve Leo, Partner

Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

[email protected]


The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability,  members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.




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Posted: 2/9/2018
Application Due: 4/10/2018
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