Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

Location
Durham, Durham County / Shannon Plaza, Durham County
Posted
Jul 24, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Employment Type
Full Time
As a principal administrative and fiscal advisor to the chancellor, the VCAF is an active member of the executive team, supports and enhances the academic infrastructure, leads the implementation of service operations which reflect the institution's commitment to intellectual, cultural and social diversity, and respect for the collegial nature of governance in higher education. In addition, this leader provides visionary and strategic leadership in evaluating the university's assets for maximum return, and leads a service-oriented culture that provides the highest caliber of service to the institution's many constituencies. Leading in the development of planning and evaluation of the university's budget, the VCAF works toward inclusiveness in the process and ensures a balanced budget with expenditures that are aligned with decisive priorities. Operational Responsibilities • Financial Planning, Budgets & Reporting • Cash Management • Facilities Management • Purchasing & Contracts Administration • Business & Auxiliary Services • Capital Expenditures and Implementation • University Police EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration required and must have a minimum 15 years of experience in various financial management positions with progressive management experience or MBA/MSA with a minimum of 10 years of experience in various financial management positions with progressive management experience or CPA or terminal degree. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS AND COMPETENCIES • Demonstrated leadership ability using good judgment, a sense of equity and solid decision making skills. • Demonstrated ability to formulate and articulate sound policies and demonstrated ability to identify, resolve, and consult on a wide range of administrative issues with a clear sense of institutional priorities. • Demonstrated strong project management skills and the ability to effectively lead multiple initiatives. • Demonstrates strong personal work ethic, self-motivated and results-oriented, with strong management proficiency. • Demonstrated effective organization and strategic fiscal planning skills. • Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise. • Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask. • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers. • Self-reliant, problem solver, results oriented. • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives. • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker. Applicants must submit a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, a resume, transcripts of highest degree earned, and the names and contact information of five professional references. Screening of candidates will begin on August 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Correspondents are strongly encouraged to communicate by utilizing Word and/or PDF attachments.