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Senior Vice President for Business & Finance

The University of North Georgia
UNG-Dahlonega, GA

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Job Title: Senior Vice President for Business & Finance
Location: UNG-Dahlonega, GA
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 268682
About Us

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.



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Job Summary

The Senior Vice President of Business & Finance, Chief Business Officer (CBO), and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) serves in a strategic role reporting directly to the president and serves as a member of the president's Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and cabinet. The SVPB&F is the university's chief business strategist and executive responsible for all aspects of the non-academic business, administrative, and finance operations of the university under the guidance of the president and in collaboration with other members of the SLT. Responsible for providing vision, leadership and oversight for all functions of Facilities, Real Estate, Budget Office, Financial Services, Legal Affairs, Human Resources, Public Safety, Auxiliary Services, Information Technology, and Compliance. Serve as officer on boards of affiliated organizations.

  • Executive responsible for all aspects of non-academic business, administration and finance operations under the guidance of the president and in collaboration with other members of the SLT. Represents the university as the Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Lead the strategy, planning, budgeting, daily leadership, policy oversight, operations and supervision of all B&F units and operations. Leads a team of staff, inspiring productive individual and team efforts in achieving stated goals. Ensures all units are operating at optimal business efficiency and providing best-in-class customer service to our employees and students.
  • Advises the President on strategic planning and management issues related to the administrative and operational effectiveness of the university. Partners with senior leadership, president's cabinet and deans as a thought partner to develop, implement, and assess business operations in support of academics and student success. Develops, integrates, and leverages data, data tools, artificial intelligence and data trend analysis to drive decision making and planning.
  • Leads the annual budget and planning process and seeks alignment of resources to strategy. In collaboration with university leaders, establishes appropriate operational budgets for areas of responsibility. Works collaboratively with university leaders on the preparation of the university's annual budget; participates in the development of long and short term budget guidelines, and analysis of capital and operating fund requirements Provides financial oversight, monitors, and controls assigned program budgets and expenditures. Full responsibility over the operational budget for Business & Finance.
  • Oversees capital and campus planning efforts. Ensures that campus and facility planning supports student success, as well as the strategic aspirations and instructional mission of the university. Serves as primary university liaison to the Real Estate Foundation Board.
  • Establishes relationships with local, state and federal entities regarding coordination of respective operations; functions as liaison to the University System of Georgia (USG) office. Works to foster positive and mutually beneficial community relationships with the university. Serves as officer on boards of affiliated organizations. Oversees compliance with state and federal requirements, including supervising relations with state auditors, coordinating state appropriation requests and developing information required by staffs of state agencies and legislature.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Business or relevant field.
  • 10+ years senior level experience, preferably in higher education and within the University System of Georgia (USG).
  • Incumbent requires cell phone access due to responsibilities for making critical decisions related to UNG.
Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, and Transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of matters relating to university operations and administration; accounting principles; and appropriate budgetary standards and techniques;
  • Monitor budgetary activities;
  • Oral and written communication skills; time management; data and trend analysis; PC (Windows and Office);
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal employees and external agencies; and
  • Ability to work independent of supervision and exercise independent judgment in the discharge of duties.
Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of North Georgia, as determined by University of North Georgia in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education & Credit


The University of North Georgia is a member of the University System of Georgia and holds designations as a state leadership institution and as The Military College of Georgia.  With more than 18,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state’s largest public universities.  The regional, multi-campus university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate’s degrees to professional doctoral programs.

The University of North Georgia's educational experience provides a solid foundation to help students become civic, professional and military leaders who serve communities locally and globally. UNG's student-focused environment includes quality education, service, inquiry, and creativity.  

UNG is one of only six senior military colleges in the United States and its residential Army ROTC program consistently ranks among the best in the country. UNG competes in NCAA Division II in baseball, softball, golf, basketball, soccer, mixed rifle, and women's cross country.

The University of North Georgia has seven academic colleges and institutes: the College of Arts and Letters, the Mike Cottrell College of Business, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Education, the College of Health Professions, University College, and the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis.

At the undergraduate level, UNG offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) and the  Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS); Bachelor of Arts (BA); Bachelor of Science (BS); Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA); and Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN).

Graduate degrees offered at UNG include: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); Education Specialist in School Leadership (EDSSL); Master of Education (Med); Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); Master of Arts in history (MA); Master of Arts in International Affairs (MAIA); Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling (MS); Master of Science in family nurse practitioner (MS); Master of Science in nursing education (MS); Master of Science in physical education (MS); Master of Science in criminal justice (MS); Master of Public Administration (MPA); Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Music (MM).

The University of North Georgia was formed through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College, two of the top-performing schools in the University System of Georgia, in January 2013.  Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, UNG comprises five campuses and online opportunities united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society.

UNG’s campuses are located across the northeast Georgia region in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County. With easy access to metro Atlanta and Georgia's mountain and piedmont areas, the region features vibrant cultural and recreational opportunities, including Lake Lanier and the the Appalachian Trail.

The University of North Georgia is part of the University System of Georgia Complete College Georgia (CCG) initiative to improve the retention, progression, and graduation of students. Grounded in the successes and strengths of the past and inspired by the potential of the new University of North Georgia, UNG's Complete College Georgia plan seeks to advance educational attainment in the northern part of the state, contributing to the region's workforce and economic prosperity.

To obtain application information for the University of North Georgia, call the Admissions Office at 706-864-1800, or for a closer look at the university, visit

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