Mount Saint Mary’s University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university which provides a values-based education for women, as well as innovative programs for men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. It is nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body and its focus on preparing the next generation of engaged leaders. Mount alums are engaged, active global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world. The Mount also offers a supportive, welcoming environment for faculty and staff.
Mount Saint Mary’s University seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking and collaborative Vice President of Administration and Finance who will provide leadership in all areas of financial and business affairs.
Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the Cabinet, the new Vice President will work closely with a dedicated staff, a strong senior team and all University constituents in the development and implementation of policies and practices to promote strategic initatives addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with a complex University.
Areas of responsiblitiy include the Business Office, Human Resources, Physical Plant, Food Services, and Auxiliary Services. In addition, the Vice President serves as Chair of the Budget Committee, as well as staffs the Board of Trustee Investment, Finance, and Audit Committees, and assists in the staffing of the Facilities and Technology Committees. Other responsibilities include risk management, investments, construction project planning and oversight, and interaction with political entities.
An advanced degree in finance, business administration or closely related field and/or a CPA is strongly preferred.
Strong analytical, planning and leadership skills, with ten years of progressive senior managment experience and at least five years in a leadership role, with significant business and fiscal responsibilites
Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, strategic, capital, master and budget planning; generally accepted accounting principles and best practices
Demonstrated ability to establish sound financial policies, procedures and internal controls that encourge and ensure accountability and responsibility
Demonstrated leadership qualities of being flexible, optimistic, responsive, agile and appropriately adaptable, as well as skilled in developing staff, fostering teamwork and managing change
An innovative strategic thinker and financial anaylist with the ability to synthesize complex issues into a context which can be understood by a wide range of audiences
Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively – orally and in writing
Strong interpersonal skills needed to build and foster relationships with a diverse academic community, as well as with groups external to the University
A proficiency in the application of technology to financial and administrative processes, including data analysis and forecasting to evaluate and improve outcomes and operational efficiency
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity in a multicultural learning community
An understanding and appreciation of liberal arts at a private university and the value of a women’s college education
Application and Nomination Process: Expressions of interest (cover letter and resume) and nominations may be sent to the University's consultant for this search, Elaine Turner, The Turner Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All nominations and applications will be confidential.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic program...s, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.