Vice President Administration and Finance
Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Administration and Finance is the College’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet, and is ultimately responsible for helping the College think strategically about how it leverages its resources. This is a leadership position responsible for efficiently and effectively organizing, developing and administering the comprehensive administrative services of the institution.
The departments supervised by this position include business/fiscal services (e.g., accounting, procurement, budget, etc.), physical plant/facilities, campus safety, and key auxiliary services (e.g., Children’s Discovery Center, Bookstore, Food Services, etc.). The Vice President must relate well to the diversity of faculty, staff and students, and to the unique needs of the College. The Vice President must be committed to shared governance, team work, and creative leadership.
The most sought-after characteristics of this position’s leadership requirements include sound judgment, flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness, humility and excellent communication, coaching, interpersonal, and motivational skills.
The Vice President of Administration and Finance is responsible for the effective conduct of the business affairs of the College and assists the institution in strategically leveraging resources to achieve its educational mission and improve institutional effectiveness. This position plans, directs and evaluates the business operations of the College including budget formulation and management, accounting and financial reporting, facilities planning and construction, building and grounds operations and maintenance, procurement and contracts management, risk management, and campus safety & security.
Please visit https://www.paulygroup.com/Positions/LaramieCountyCommunityCollege/VPAdminFinance.aspx for additional information and a complete Job Description which includes the major responsibilities of the position.
LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them. http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/index.aspx#goal1
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required, preferably in a related field such as an Business, educational administration, economics, finance, etc.;
• Five years of experience in employee supervision and performance management; and
• Five years of professional experience with progressively increasing responsibilities in areas such as finance, organizational management, education administration, etc.
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution is required, preferably in a related field such as an MBA, educational administration, economics, finance, etc.;
• Experience working in an educational environment;
• Administrative/executive work experience in higher education, preferably in a community college; and
• Senior-/Executive-level experience overseeing complex financial and/or business operations and/or programs.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to develop, analyze and implement effective and innovative budget, financial and/or administrative strategies;
• Evidence of being innovative and creative, particularly related to solving complex business and financial problems that lead to goal attainment, cost-savings, revenue generation, or other types of innovation;
• Ability to effectively collaborate with other executives, leaders and teams to achieve organizational goals;
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and coach as an employee supervisor;
• Track record of engaging and contributing to larger organizational issues beyond the confines of typical position-related functions (e.g., beyond finance and administration); and
• A commitment to and understanding of the mission of the Community College.
Preferred Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge and use of continuous quality improvement principles in organizations;
• Financial forecasting and financial reporting skills;
• Knowledge of strategic and operational plan development, deployment and evaluation;
• Knowledge of facilities planning, physical plant maintenance and management, capital programs, and deferred maintenance;
• Understanding of principles and practices of governmental purchasing, procurement and material management; and
• Knowledge of risk management practices and procedures.