Vice President for Finance and Administration

Hampton, Virginia
Apr 18, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College

Vice President for Finance and Administration


Role Title: Faculty - Administrative

Hiring Range: $113,220 - $140,802

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)


Job Description

Thomas Nelson Community College is located on the Virginia Peninsula in the heart of Hampton Roads, a region renowned for being the birthplace of America and home to communities rich in culture and industry. Bordering the Chesapeake Bay, the region boasts beaches, major attractions, world-class museums, and a vibrant visual and performing arts scene. The area is known for its economic vitality, which includes being home to several military bases, ship building facilities, the NASA Langley Research Center and Jefferson Lab, major colleges and universities, and varied commercial industries and enterprises.

Thomas Nelson is a comprehensive community college, offering a variety of programs of study leading to an associate’s degree, certificate, or career studies certificate. In addition to the many popular transfer degree programs, the college is known for its strong career & technical programs and its outreach to the community as a partner and leader in workforce development.

Founded in 1967, Thomas Nelson serves over 12,000 students, of diverse backgrounds each year in credit instruction and over 5,000 in non-credit instruction and workforce services. The College is served by over 100 full time faculty, 350 adjunct faculty, and 400 staff members. Faculty and staff are strategic and responsive, committed to understanding and meeting the needs of the region.

The college has two campuses, one in Hampton and the Historic Triangle Campus located in Williamsburg. The college also has a satellite site at the Southeast Higher Education Center in Newport News. The communities served by the college are the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the Counties of James City and York.

The Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) is responsible for the overall leadership and day-to-day management of all financial and administrative functions of the College, to include Financial Services; Facilities, Facility Planning, and Capital Outlay; Student Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs; Campus Police; Campus Safety/Emergency Management; and Auxiliary Services.  The position provides staff support for the Financial and Municipal Liaison Committee (FAML) of the College Board, serves as liaison to the local government in the service areas, and maintains effective working relationship with the appropriate offices of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and other state agencies.  The VPFA serves as the contracting officer for the college and works collaboratively with Cabinet colleagues in achieving College wide strategic goals and ensuring effective cross functional operations. The VPFA reports to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet. Performs other duties as assigned by the President.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Financial Services:

o          In conjunction with the Associate Vice President, provides leadership and oversight for College Budget; Local Funds; Student Accounts, Cashiering, and Collections; and General Accounting.


o          Gives focused attention to budgetary planning and operational processes that effectively support the needs of College account managers in carrying out their responsibilities.


o          Liaisons with internal and external auditors while ensuring compliance with statutes, policies, regulations and procedures of the VCCS and the Commonwealth of Virginia.




  • Financial Aid:

o          In conjunction with the Director for Financial Aid, ensures the effective award, disbursement, and reconciliation of financial aid, veterans benefits, and scholarships as an integral part of the College’s enrollment management processes.


o          Ensures that all required Federal/State reports are submitted in a timely manner.


o          Monitors and ensures all special requests and appeals are heard in a timely manner.




  • Facilities, Facility Planning, and Capital Outlay:

o          In conjunction with the Manager of Facilities, Planning & Capital Outlay, provides leadership and oversight for all matters related to maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, operations of the Peninsula Workforce Development Center and other College centers, and strategic campus master planning.


o          Oversees the effective execution for all capital outlay projects.




  • Campus Police and Security:

o          In conjunction with the Chief of Police, ensures the safety and security for students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus and at centers and off-campus sites where there are College operations. 


o          Ensures services are provided 24/7 in accordance with all rules, regulations, and applicable laws of the Commonwealth.


o          Monitors and ensures the College’s MOUs with local Community Service Boards and area law enforcement agencies are current.


o          Acts as liaison with Chief and President along with Leadership team on an as-needed basis.


o          Ensures that the Threat Assessment Team and Crisis Action Team are operating effectively and in accord with the Code of Virginia.




  • Campus Safety/Emergency Management:

o          Provides overall management to Manager of Emergency Management who directs all activities pertaining to emergency planning for the College.


o          Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal compliance with statutes, policies, practices, standards and guidelines.


o          Ensures pertinent information is provided to local, state and federal emergency management agencies regarding new or ongoing emergency situations in consultation with Chief of Police, and ensures that the President is apprised of all such emergencies.


Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or related field and progressively responsible leadership experience in higher education or senior financial management position.


  • Specialized knowledge:

o          Knowledge of local, federal and state finance regulations


o          Knowledge of supervision and personnel practices, training methodologies and communication techniques




  • Skills

o          Excellent oral and written communication skills


o          Strong analytical skills and financial management


o          Effective presentation skills


o          Strong leadership skills and a demonstrated track record of identifying and implementing administrative process changes, systems improvements, and governance and control initiatives.


o          Positive public relations and interact effectively with diverse levels of students and internal and external customers




  • Abilities

o          Analyze , strategically, financial data


o          Write effective and accurate reports


o          Work cooperatively and productively with multiple constituencies, both internal and external


o          Maintain confidential and sensitive information


o          Resolve problems and develop relevant alternatives and recommendations


o          Manage multiple tasks, be organized and detail oriented


o          Work independently and as a part of a project team to meet deadlines


o          Work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize and multi-task


Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in business, accounting, finance or related field and previous finance and administration experience at a community college.


Special Requirements

Hours of Duty: Will vary, some evenings and weekend may be required


Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must submit an online application for this position by visiting the following website:

Thomas Nelson does not accept applications by mail, fax or e-mail.

Complete application packages will include:

  • Online application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references with title, current email address and telephone number 

If you are having difficulty uploading any documents, please contact the Human Resources Department. The system will only allow you to upload a total file size maximum of 2 MB. Please scan your documents and upload them as a PDF file.

Thomas Nelson will verify education of finalists before interviews.


BACKGROUND CHECK STATEMENT: The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background investigation, which may include: criminal history, employment verification, verification of education and professional reference checks.

Thomas Nelson Community College, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, Thomas Nelson is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.


Contact Information

Thomas Nelson Community College

Human Resources Department

99 Thomas Nelson Drive

Hampton, VA 23666



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