Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer

Muncie, Indiana 47306
Mar 25, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Ball State University (the University) seeks an experienced leader and manager to serve as its next vice president for business affairs and treasurer.

Located in Muncie, Indiana, Ball State University serves approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students across eight academic colleges with 190 undergraduate programs. Ball State offers more than 140 master's, doctoral, certificate and specialist degrees, many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Originally founded to help boost the city's development, Ball State has earned a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation, and serves as one of Indiana’s public research institutions while remaining committed to transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders.

At Ball State University, diversity is an integral part of its identity. Success depends on the University's efforts to cultivate inclusivity within its pedagogical, scholarly and creative pursuits. Community is an inherent and crucial aspect of such efforts at local, national and international levels. As the University recruits and trains a diverse administration, faculty/staff and student body, it strives to ensure that Ball State University students are prepared to engage and succeed in increasingly diverse environments. Ball State will be a place recognized for its positive climate—one where all stakeholders know that their contributions to the mission of the University are essential to success.

The vice president for business affairs and treasurer provides leadership, management and oversight of all activities within the business affairs unit and serves as treasurer and chief financial officer of the University. The vice president reports to the president, serves as a key member of his leadership team and provides advice and counsel on all administrative, business, HR and financial matters affecting the institution. The vice president for business affairs and treasurer provides direct supervision to the associate vice president for business affairs and auxiliary services; associate vice president for human resources; associate vice president for facilities planning and management; and associate vice president and university controller.

Ball State University seeks a highly motivated and entrepreneurial financial leader with the vision, experience and management capabilities necessary to advance and strengthen the University's business affairs unit. The ideal candidate will possess a proven track record as a strategist with direct oversight experience for a variety of financial, facility, auxiliary and human resource planning functions in a similarly complex organization. The vice president will set high expectations for performance and accountability, be a superb communicator with exceptional change management skills and work collaboratively and transparently with colleagues in a spirit of partnership and fiscal responsibility. The vice president will respect shared governance and be an advocate for an environment that promotes inclusive decision-making, best practices, respect and a sense of community across the university. For more information about this search, please visit

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicant materials should be received by May 10, 2019. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent via email to Ball State University’s consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Kim Brettschneider at [email protected].

Items that cannot be emailed can be sent to:

Ball State University
Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer
C/O Witt/Kieffer
Attention: Francine Heymanson
4 Park Plaza, Suite 730
Irvine, CA 92614

For more information about Ball State University, visit

Ball State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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