Oregon State University (“OSU”) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration (“VPFA”).
OSU is a leading international public research institution grounded in the Land Grant tradition of bringing research, teaching, and outreach and engagement to bear on the most pressing challenges facing Oregon and the world today. Founded in 1868, OSU is one of only two universities in the United States to have Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. OSU is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. OSU's faculty are global leaders in their fields, advancing the science of earth ecosystems, improving human health and wellness, promoting social progress and serving as an engine for economic growth. With $336 million in external research funding in the 2016 fiscal year, OSU's impact reaches across the state and beyond. OSU, with 11 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon has a presence in every one of Oregon's 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.23 billion. OSU is the state's largest university, with annual revenues of $1.13 billion, and is home to more than 30,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 nations, and is the university of choice for high-achieving Oregon students. For more information about OSU, please visit http://oregonstate.edu/.
The VPFA is the chief financial officer (CFO) of the University and reports to the President. The VPFA oversees an administrative organizational structure that includes all aspects of finance, business services, human resources, capital planning and construction, facilities maintenance, transportation, and public safety. The VPFA provides leadership, oversight, and stewardship for all aspects of the University's financial resources while ensuring absolute institutional integrity on fiscal and human resource matters. The VPFA serves as a strategic advisor to the President and Provost and recommends financial and administrative objectives, policies, programs and practices that ensure a sound financial structure and physical environment for the University. Working with the President and the Provost, the VPFA is responsible for operating and capital budget planning and for developing a longterm sustainable economic model that ensures the viability of the University. As CFO, she or he is responsible for the management of financial matters and for risk management and compliance with audit, legal, and donor requirements, IRS, federal and state regulations, and financial aid regulations. The VPFA controls the flow of cash through the organization and maintains the integrity of funds. The Vice President works with the OSU Foundation and Alumni Association to ensure the integrity of interactions and to provide institutional support for adherence to fiduciary boundaries and constraints.
The VPFA is a significant contributor to advancing the mission and strategic direction of the University, which includes promoting a climate of inclusion and equity. Thus, the University seeks an innovative and strategic leader with a broad vision for the role of finance and administration in achieving institutional excellence at a Land Grant university. The successful candidate will have a strong track record in managing change along with proven experience as an organizational and financial leader. She or he will have superb management skills and business acumen, be adept at facilitating connections and building partnerships and collaborations, and be able to serve as a trusted and respected member of the leadership team. The successful candidate must possess an undergraduate degree (graduate degree, MBA, or CPA equivalent strongly preferred). She or he will be comfortable building relationships of trust with the many communities that comprise the University, and be astute at navigating the political landscape. The VPFA must fit within an OSU culture that values tradition, inclusion, service and humility, collaboration, shared governance, clarity of decisionmaking, and the ability to balance priorities in service to the larger educational, research, and outreach mission of the institution. For a complete position description, please visit: https://storbeckpimentel.com/pd/OSU/VPFA.pdf.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee. All applications, inquiries, and nominations will be handled in confidence.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.