The Vice President for Finance and Administration is responsible for providing strategic leadership for, and management of, the University's financial, budgetary, security, safety, emergency, facilities and related campus planning functions. S/he will insure that policies, practices and programs are in place to set and achieve financial sustainability, budget transparency, adequate facilities and safety and security of people and property. Specific responsibilities include:
Creating a vision and strategic plan for the Finance and Administration division that aligns with and supports achievement of the University's mission and vision.
Clearly communicating the division's vision and plan to employees within the division and across the campus community.
Directly and indirectly supervising the operations of the units within the Finance and Administration division including Financial Management, Business Services, Accounting Services, Building Services, Facilities Management, Safety and Security, Parking, Bookstore, Mailroom, Risk Management, Room Scheduling, and Financial Aid.
Preparing the divisional budget request and administering the overall divisional budget.
Providing leadership in developing, monitoring and communicating financial and budgetary plans for the University that promote and support the academic and student affairs mission of the University.
Providing leadership in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that assure the continued financial strength and integrity of the University and assuring that policies are consistent with State and Federal law and Board policies and are clearly communicating to campus.
Providing the financial, facilities and security data and analysis needed to facilitate effective forecasting decision-making by the President and her executive team.
Promoting continuous improvement of existing financial and facilities operations.
Leading efforts to partner effectively with other colleges and universities within the system through developing and negotiating appropriate financial and facilities arrangements.
Working collaboratively with the President and the other members of the executive team to promote and support strong shared governance within a collective bargaining environment.
Promote the ongoing development of division staff.
Leading the Resource Planning Council and other advisory groups as assigned by the President.
Encouraging and promoting a community engaged approach to divisional management, consistent with the University's engagement mission.
Partnering with and supporting the other Vice Presidents in achievement of their divisional goals
Providing leadership for professional and support staff to work with diverse constituencies of the university community to accomplish institutional goals in a welcoming, inclusive and equitable campus environment.
Participating as a member of the university's executive leadership team in strategic deliberations and decisions including strategic allocation of resources.
Representing the university in System level committees and groups.
Performing administrative and decision making responsibilities of the President in his/her absence and the absence of the Provost, or as delegated.
Carry out other responsibilities as assigned by the President.
A master's degree is a field relevant to the functions of the division from a regionally accredited university.
Five years of senior level financial and administrative experience including divisional strategic planning.
Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally and linguistically diverse group of employees and students.
Demonstrated professional communication skills including the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
Recognized leadership in demonstrating and promoting transparency, integrity, and ethical decision making
A record as an accomplished financial and administrative leader, which includes experience in the development and oversight of organization-wide strategic financial plans.
Demonstration of strong interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Proven ability to act with discretion and maintain confidentiality.
A history of working collaboratively in a team environment.
Experience working in higher education.
Demonstrated ability to address the financial complexity of a comprehensive public university and a record of successful, strategic budget management.
Experience with safety, security operations, and emergency response planning.
Experience with facilities planning, management and maintenance.
Professional experience with contracts.
A demonstrated commitment to the mission of an urban-focused university and experience with non-traditional students.
A demonstrated commitment to cultural, racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and gender diversity, affirmative action and equal opportunity as well as a history of accomplishment in enhancing campus diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Experience with continuous quality improvement.
Experience in building and/or maintaining partnership relationships.
Administrative leadership experience in a collective bargaining environment.
Physical Requirements: Overnight travel required for attendance at meetings and conferences.
The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,500 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 43% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color. Our mission and vision explicitly commit us to working toward an anti-racist society. Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.
Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: www.metrostate.edu/security
Salary: This Administrator positon is assigned to a Range 10, as outlined in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Personnel Plan for Administrators (see link below), and is commensurate with education and experience.
Application: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm
Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Closing Date: October 23, 2017.
Qualified applicants are required to attach the following documents to their online application: Cover letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position.
Current curriculum vita or resume.
Names of four (4) references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
Transcripts - Valid unofficial copies of your transcript showing conferred/awarded date, your name and the academic institution's name/logo are required. We do not accept copy/paste word documents with a list of courses/grades or DARS reports. If selected for hire, official original transcripts will be required.
If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NEO GOV @ 1-855-524-5627, for technical assistance.
If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, Search & Selection Specialist, Michele Chilinski at 651-793-1811. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.
Metropolitan State University is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.
The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county me...tropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.