Vice President of Finance and Facilities

Job description

Category:: Staff
Department:: Finance and Administration
Locations:: Roxbury Crossing, MA
Posted:: Mar 11, 2021
Closes:: Jul 2, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type:: Full Time
Position ID:: 129001

About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College (RCC) is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community including people of color, recent immigrants and nontraditional populations. The College mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description:


The Vice President of Finance and Facilities is a member of a high-performing executive team that reports to the President of the College. S/he is responsible for the College's budget development and planning, operation, coordination, evaluation, administration and leadership of all administrative services areas including the physical plant, business office, payroll, and purchasing, The successful candidate will be expected to build strong relationships with a variety of key partners?university, local, regional, and state stakeholders.

The Vice President of Finance and Facilities engages the President, college community, and the Board of Trustees to develop short, medium, and long-term financial plans and projections. S/he is skilled at developing budget models to project future revenue and expense. S/he co-leads efforts to develop incentive funding, cost recovery, and other best practice models that support innovation and growth. The chosen candidate will bring a strategic mindset and service orientation for convening key constituencies together to constructively achieve the academic mission and evolve the academic enterprise in ways that support our commitment to equity, institutional agility, innovation, and life-long learning.


  • Leads the preparation of all budgets, financial reports, and expenditures of funds of the College.
  • Serves as the College's Internal Control Officer pursuant to Chapter 647 of the Mass. General Laws
  • Plans, develops, and implements the College's short and long-range budget. Advises the President and Board of Trustees of the administrative and financial management of the College
  • Develops financial business plans and forecasts in alignment with the College's mission and organizational strategy.
  • Develops and utilizes forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization's operations and business plans.
  • Leads and implements transformative initiatives, such as accounting system conversions, to improve the efficiency of financial and reporting systems.
  • Works with under the direction of the Executive Vice President of Compliance and Operations to address any audit findings.
  • Ensures compliance with the institutional mission by working with unit managers to develop and review unit plans, goals, and objectives, assuring development of effective business processes incorporating automation with appropriate technologies, designing systems of effective controls to guide work toward expected outcomes, and evaluating progress towards their accomplishment.
  • Assesses organizational performance against both the annual budget and the organization's long- term strategy; develops tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the President and make actionable recommendations.
  • Serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the College, with responsibility for receipt and control of all revenue including state appropriations, federal, state and private grants, loan and all Trust Funds
  • Formulates and implements policies and procedures necessary for the financial and administrative operations of the College. Prevents institutional liability in financial operations
  • Monitors expenditures and revenues, establishes internal controls, identifies risks and develops appropriate policies and contingencies to deal with those risks; and performs periodic internal reviews
  • Coordinates the planning and implementation of building construction, renovation and repair projects with the Assistant Vice President of Facilities
  • Coordinates and monitors all purchasing and contractual and auxiliary services which the college undertakes
  • Reviews, evaluates and makes personnel recommendations in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and/or personnel policy handbooks;
  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing College plans as they relate to physical resources, allocation of financial resources, staff development, information resources and security and public safety
  • Serves as a member of the president's leadership team and represents the president and college at various activities in the community and the Commonwealth;
  • Supports and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for staff to maintain a strong, highly skilled, and diverse high-performing team
  • Serves as liaison with all relevant state and regional agencies regarding fiscal and administrative matters
  • Maintains an environment of shared governance when working with faculty, staff, students, and administration
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Master's degree in Accounting, Business, or other related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Extensive financial and budgetary leadership with five or more years of senior management experience in financial planning, budget oversight, preferably in higher education;
  • Demonstrated abilities in the oversight of building maintenance and building construction projects including knowledge of the regulations and policies;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines independently;
  • Broad understanding of the mission of public higher education;
  • Understanding of federal and state student financial aid;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Exceptional written and communication skills and proven ability to communicate effective with a diverse range of constituencies.


  • CPA designation;
  • Experience in community college finance and facilities;
  • Experience with Jenzabar or other student management system;
  • Successful record of administrative leadership and vision;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Commonwealth of Massachusetts financial and administrative infrastructure; and
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment

Additional Information:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at

Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense Registry Information) background check, and a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information) background check.

Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.




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Posted: 3/12/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time