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Title:

1408-NN - Executive Vice President

Business Title:

Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration | Candidates Must Apply Via Search Firm | Details in Job Description

Additional Titles:

Location:

WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

Reporting to the President, the successful candidate will oversee a portfolio that includes Financial Services; Facilities Services and Capital Planning; Real Estate and Business Operations; Budget Planning and Analysis; and Compliance and Risk Management for the system. WSU is looking for an EVP who will continue to execute on WSU’s many initiatives and provide leadership and strategic vision during WSU’s next phase of growth and success. Consequently, the EVP will need to be a seasoned leader with a track record of success in complex and ambiguous environments and have an affinity and talent for collaboration and a penchant for creativity and innovation. The EVP will bring enthusiasm and capacity both to leading a large, multi-faceted operation and playing a strategic role in the advancement of the university's goals and vision for the future and will work collaboratively across the system to address a number of key priorities, including:

  • Champion a successful implementation of the system’s new budget model

  • Advance the OneWSU System

  • Leverage and optimize systems to create a university system-wide culture grounded in equity, continuous and integrated planning, assessment, and improvement

  • Bring visionary, innovative, and long-term strategic thinking that will help position WSU for the future

  • Empower and support a talented and diverse staff

  • Ensure the financial and operational health of the organization

  • Lead organizational change to position WSU for ongoing success in a rapidly evolving environment

Essential Functions

System Strategic Direction

  • Provide oversight for the financial and physical assets of Washington State University (WSU). This includes all aspects of the University’s system wide financial and capital planning, compliance and risk management, and real estate portfolio.

  • The EVPBA-CFO is the chief fiscal officer charged with the fiduciary responsibility for the integrity of the OneWSU system.

  • Directs the OneWSU system’s finance, budget and business operations, procurement and contracting and related support functions and ensures that business systems, policies and procedures are in compliance and aligned with short-and long-term goals and objectives.

  • Oversees the administration of public safety and emergency management; internal audit and enterprise project management. In collaboration with the President’s executive council, guide major resource deployment, organizational functionality, and strategic decision-making.

  • Manages a broad portfolio of functions including finance, budget, controller’s office, investments, treasury, compliance and risk management, public safety, real estate, and business services.

  • Lead the efficient and effective budget and financial operations in support of the OneWSU system, ensuring the highest standards of fiscal and administrative integrity and providing exceptional support and services to faculty, staff and students.

Organizational Development/Supervision

  • Responsible to assess current and future organizational structure for administrative services across the WSU system and provide the President with recommendations of for possible realignment.

  • Promotes a culture of excellence, inclusion, innovation, accountability, and transparency by engaging key stakeholders identify opportunities to achieve excellence and to ensure alignment of financial and operational strategies with the OneWSU land-grant mission.

Constituent Relations

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining excellent relationships with senior leadership, campus administrators, Board of Regents, state and local government officials, community leaders, faculty, students and staff.

  • Oversees a variety of statewide and institutional activities; represent the University to governmental agencies, professional organizations and a wide range of external constituencies; serves on various boards and makes presentations and participates in public meetings as necessary.

Executive/Senior Staff Responsibilities

  • Serves as a member of the President’s Executive Council, System Leadership Councils and Senior Staff.

  • This position also serves as the Treasurer for the WSU Board of Regents.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least twelve (12) years of progressively responsible experience in financial administration, analysis, or planning which has included demonstrated leadership ability and management skill in a large complex organization involving distributed electronic financial management systems. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience.

  • Must have, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Senior-level management experience in an institution of higher education, governmental organization or a comparable corporate environment.

Additional Information:

Application Process

The Search Committee invites nominations, applications (a letter of interest, resume/CV, and the names and contact information of five or more references) or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Julie Filizetti (she/her) | Partner

Isaacson, Miller | www.imsearch.com

Posting Link: www.imsearch.com/search-detail/8663

415.655.4910 | jfilizetti@imsearch.com

1000 Sansome Street | Suite 300 | San Francisco, CA 94111


Department Name:

Finance and Administration

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:

https://baf.wsu.edu/

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

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.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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