Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer (Administrator IV)

Sep 13, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer (Administrator IV), Recruitment 3368

California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Conditions of Employment:

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Position Information:
This is a full-time management (MPP) position. MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President. MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Department: Administration and Finance

The Division of Administration and Finance is responsible for furthering the university's strategic priorities, maintaining the financial and administrative integrity of the institution, and providing customer-oriented support and services to enhance the teaching and learning environment of the university.

Major Job Duties:
Under Administrative Direction of the University President, Reporting to the University President, the Vice President for Administration and Finance/Chief Financial Officer (VPAF/CFO) is a member of the President's Cabinet and serves as the chief administrator and advisor to the President on university financial and administrative matters.

The VPAF/CFO oversees management and operation of the 346-acre campus, establishes and administers effective human resource policies and practices for university managers and staff, and manages an annual university operating budget of $168 million and a university endowment of approximately $12.5 million. Additionally, the VPAF/CFO fosters strong relationships with other senior leaders and campus constituents; works consultatively and collaboratively within the campus community and with external agencies to identify new and existing resources to advance university priorities; and serves as the primary liaison to the CSU system administration, government agencies, and other entities regarding university fiscal and administrative matters.

In support of these efforts, the VPUA fosters and leads a highly productive administration and finance division. Areas of administrative oversight include: budget planning and administration, financial management, human resources management, payroll, physical plant, facilities planning and construction, university police, and administrative oversight of the University Foundation, an independent 501c3 auxiliary organization responsible for commercial operations such as the bookstore, food services, and grant and contract administration.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Proven track record of effective financial planning and budget leadership in a higher education environment.
- Understanding of federal and state laws and requirements that govern university financial and administrative operations.
- Demonstrated experience building and maintaining successful relationships and working effectively in a highly collaborative leadership team.
- Proactive creative problem solver and demonstrated experience thinking outside the box.
- A strong sense of ethics and sound judgment and decision-making
- Deep understanding of and appreciation of the academic sector.
- Excellent presentation, speaking and writing skills and intrapersonal skills.
- Demonstrated evidence and strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a multicultural environment.
- Ability to anticipate, plan, and implement improvements and changes in operations and services as necessary.
- Superior communications skills including the ability to tactfully communicate both bad and good news
- Substantial knowledge of facilities planning, design and construction.

- Familiarity with California public higher education, California legislative affairs, and in interacting with legislators and state higher education advisory/regulatory agencies.

Certification: Valid driver's license

The position activities may require the use of the following equipment, machinery, tools, vehicles or office equipment: automobile, smart phone, personal computer, ipad, printer, scanner, calculator, and copiers.

Experience and Education:
Required Education: An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree in business administration, public administration, health administration or other relevant field is preferred. In lieu of an advanced degree, candidates with significant experience in comparable positions at institutions of similar size and scope will be considered.

Required Experience: A minimum of five years higher education financial/administrative senior leadership experience. Demonstrated successful experience managing and motivating staff and building and leading a high performing team, including superior leadership, supervision and staff development skills.

Preferred: Experience working in a financial or administrative capacity at a regional public comprehensive institution. Demonstrated experience partnering with private or public entities to enhance university facilities, operations or services.

Salary Range:
Salary is commensurate with experience

How to apply: You can only apply by completing an electronic application at the campus job web site at Click on "view job opportunities" under "New and returning applicants." View the list of jobs and click on the one with the job title listed above. Review of applications will begin 10/11/2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

CSU Dominguez Hills is an Equal Opportunity /ADA Employer.

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Human Resources Management
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

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