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Associate Vice President, Advancement Financial Services

Job description

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-01
Req: R-557


1206-NN - Associate Vice President of Development

Business Title:

Job Posting Title Associate Vice President, Advancement Financial Services


Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Job Description

Summary of Duties:

Reporting to and partnering with the CEO of Washington State University’s Foundation/VP of Advancement (CEO/VP), the Associate Vice President, Advancement Financial Services (AVP) will play a critical role in developing and implementing fiscal management and reporting strategies across the organization. As a member of the leadership team, the AVP will be an advisor to the CEO/VP, Board of Directors, and other relevant internal stakeholders, evaluating and assisting them with their budgeting, financial monitoring, investment strategy, planning and analysis. The AVP will serve as primary staff representative to the Audit and Finance Committees of the Board and as secondary staff representative (supporting the CEO/VP) to Investment Committee. The AVP will provide a breadth of expertise, supervision and guidance in the areas of: accounting, financial reporting and analysis, audit oversight and management, policy development, compliance, budgeting and forecasting and investment management.

Required Qualifications:

Positions require a Master’s Degree in a related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of related professional experience in a fundraising/development unit or department within a complex organization, with preference given to experience in a higher education setting.

Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

  • Seven (7) years of experience managing teams and/or departments, the ability to motivate staff, articulate vision, and create an inclusive and supportive environment.

  • Significant experience providing oversight to audit activities as well as managing reporting, budget development and analysis, general ledger and accounting for investments.

  • Experience working with governing boards and committees in the areas of endowment and investment.

  • Demonstrated business acumen and strong critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively and transform new ideas to executable and successful programs.

  • Supportive and accessible management style with the ability to lead and motivate a diverse staff and encourage change and growth in people and programs.

  • Conversant with relevant technologies and their uses.

  • Strong strategic planning and project management skills necessary to accomplish multi-phase long range goals, effectively articulate and measure goals, monitor progress, develop timelines and allocate resources and measure success.

  • Robust quantitative and analytical skills, including the ability to understand complex budgets.

  • High degree of personal integrity and a commitment to WSUF’s values and mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, such as an MBA or JD.

  • CPA or professional certification.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary: Permanent
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163

Department: University Development
Department Link: foundation.wsu.edu
Background Check: This position has been designated to require a background check.

Screening Begin Date: March 8, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Required Documents:

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.




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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2021
Application Due: 4/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time