Vice President of Finance & Administration
Front Range Community College
Vice President, Finance & Administration
Front Range Community College seeks applications from a collaborative and enthusiastic leader who will serve as the Chief Financial Officer for the college, leading all aspects of the college’s financial and business operations. The VPFA will provide strategic direction, leadership and operational oversight for fiscal services; budgets and auxiliary services; purchasing; information technology; contracts; campus security and preparedness; institutional research; and facilities planning, new construction and controlled maintenance. She/he will serve as a key advisor to the President and other college leaders, providing fiscal and budget guidance on all key college initiatives, making or contributing significantly to key decisions on capital development and facilities planning, compensation policies, program review and development, and overall college strategy.
Front Range Community College (FRCC) is the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 29,000 credit students annually. FRCC was one of 30 colleges in the inaugural AACC Pathways project, was recently selected as a Most Promising Place to Work in Diverse Magazine and was profiled as one of 6 top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. The college has a detailed vision and strategic plan, VISION 2020, focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates, a strong assessment program, and invests heavily in professional development for staff and faculty including a college-wide leadership program. For more information, visit www.frontrange.edu.
FRCC has a strong commitment to equity, is committed to diversity and inclusion, and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.
Open until filled; first priority to applications received by Monday September 17th, 2018
Projected start date: late Fall 2018
- Provides strategic direction and leadership for the departments and functions listed in the general summary, ensuring that each department supports the college’s mission and vision for student success, has strong department-level leadership, and operates efficiently and effectively. Ensures that all departments in his or her purview provide excellent service to their customers, whether they are students, staff, or others.
- Oversees all the fiscal affairs of the college, including ensuring accurate and complete accounting of all college financial transactions and compliance with federal, state, system and college fiscal policies. Ensures that all purchasing and contracts comply with federal, state, and system policies and statutes.
- Ensures the college has an effective forecasting model supporting the long term financial health of the college, and budgeting process that fairly allocates college resources, maintains proper controls of expenditures, and provides managers with timely and useful information.
- Coordinates long-term facilities planning and management of capital construction and major controlled maintenance projects. Includes ensuring effective, strategic and thoughtful: long-term planning processes; requests for state capital construction and controlled maintenance funds; architect, engineer and other vendor management; construction oversight and compliance with state buildings requirements; and oversight of all college leases.
- Oversees the college-wide campus security and preparedness department, which provides security services and emergency preparedness planning for all campuses and sites. Ensures that the college has effective emergency plans in place, develops and executes emergency training regularly, and has appropriate systems in place to prevent, mitigate and respond to emer
- Provides guidance and assistance to all college departments on general business operations and issues.
- Ensures the college has effective internal controls, including controls on cash handling, inventory, expenditure approvals and all related activities.
- As an active participant on the President’s cabinet and advisor to the President, helps shape college strategy and policies.
- Serves as chief liaison to the Colorado Community College system on all business, construction, and security matters, including accounting, other fiscal compliance issues, IT issues, and related matters.
- Engages actively in system wide policy and practice discussions, effectively representing college interests while also working to develop plans that serve the system as a whole.
- Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, information technology management or other related field, from a regionally accredited college/university.
- Ten years of increasingly responsible professional business administration related experience. Demonstrated knowledge of:
- Financial management and accounting principles;
- Budget development, monitoring, and planning;
- Supervision and management, including team building and employee development;
- Key laws and rules governing finance and administration.
- Commitment to the college’s philosophy and goals to develop equitable, inclusive learning environments.
- Commitment to the college’s vision of providing an outstanding education to our students through high quality instruction and student support and operational excellence.
- Strong leadership skills, excellent business judgment and acumen, and a collaborative and innovative approach to opportunities and problems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments of the college, faculty, staff, students, and external entities, including the community. Ability to analyze complex organizations and systems and to implement change.
- Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge/ability to operate standard office equipment and current desktop computer software programs.
- Experience overseeing or managing construction projects and facilities maintenance.
- Experience overseeing campus police or security.
- Experience in higher education.
- Understanding of critical issues in information technology management.
Front Range Community College, as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), has compiled a comprehensive Campus Security Report. This report includes information about crime statistics from the previous three years, campus security policies as well as prevention programs. Information pertaining to the Boulder County, Larimer and Westminster campuses as well as the Brighton Center are also made available in this report. Published annually, this report can be found on the Front Range Community College web site under campus locations or by following this link. http://www.frontrange.edu/About-Us/Campus-Locations/Campus-Security-Report.aspx . A paper copy is also available upon request by contacting the Campus Security Office at the Boulder County Campus, the Larimer Campus or the Westminster Campus.
Westminster, Colorado, United States
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