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Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services

Position Deleted on 2/17/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Carson City, NV
Executive - Administrative Vice Presidents
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$138,039 to $154,418 USD Per Year
The Vice President of Finance and Administration serves as the Chief Financial officer of the College. Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President is responsible for the management, direction, control and coordination of all administrative and financial activities of the College. The Vice President provides leadership and direction for financial and administrative services and its operational staff including accounting, audit, budget, finance, computer services, library and media services, facilities, public safety, environmental safety, student accounts, purchasing, physical plant operations, auxiliary enterprises, and capital planning and operations. The Vice President serves as a member of the President's Cabinet. This position represents the College at the system level on financial matters.

To ensure maximum contact with those we serve, the successful candidate must reside, or agree to relocate to, the WNC service area.

Major Responsibilities:

Administrative Management
1. Supervise and coordinate the various functions that report to this position.
2. Lead a team of directors and managers who are responsible for the daily operations of the finance, computer services, safety and security, buildings and facilities - including the regional centers, and administers the contracts for the bookstore, copy machines, vending, and food services operations, ensuring the proactive, timely, and efficient use of institutional resources.
3. Work effectively with other members of the college and external communities.
4. Provide direction in the areas of institutional planning, management information systems, records management, fiscal administration of sponsored programs, auxiliary enterprises, and all contract administration.

Chief Financial Officer
1. Provide leadership and determine the broad policies of all institutional functions relating to business and financial matters.
2. Manage the business and financial affairs including planning, and managing of the College's resources to facilitate and support its mission and strategic plan.
3. Serve as financial advisor to the President.
4. Communicate with the President, System Offices and Board of Regents regarding fiscal issues.
5. Assist the President and other institutional officers in responding to requests from the Legislature, Governor, and System Offices.

Chief Budget Officer
1. Responsible for the planning, oversight and maintenance of all College budgets.
2. Represent the College on budget issues before the Legislature, System Offices and the Board of Regents.
3. In consultation with the College Budget Committee, assure reasonable College community participation in budget development.

1. Participate in NSHE business officers' meetings, iNtegrate Project steering committee, audit and selection committees for system-wide services; WNC committees including, but not limited to, budget, Strategic Planning for Institutional Excellence, Institutional Sustainability Committee, Environmental Health and Safety Advisory Committee, College Council, and campus search committees.

Business and Fiscal Management
1. Oversee all College-wide business and finance functions such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, budget, cash management, investment management, and audit representation.
2. Development and maintenance of the basic financial accounting and records systems, direct the preparation and presentation of financial reports and analysis.

Specialized Reporting
1. Provide customized spreadsheet and database reports as needed to other campus constituencies.

Other duties as assigned
1. Assist in day-to-day operations as needed; approve purchasing documents; and periodically act on behalf of the President.

Minimum Qualifications
1. An advanced degree in business administration, higher education administration, public administration or a related field is required.
2. Candidates with longstanding experience in comparable positions at institutions of similar size, complexity, and scope as WNC are preferred.
3. CPA, CMA, or CIA designations are preferred.
4. Extensive financial and budget management experience is required; experience in higher education is preferred.
5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
6. Superior organization and leadership skills.
7. Strong strategic planning abilities are required.
8. Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to embracing and enhancing diversity, social justice, affirmative action, and equal opportunity is essential.
9. Unquestionable integrity, high energy, an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, and a commitment to the mission and values of Western Nevada College.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of accounting, budget, and financial practices. This incumbent must possess well-developed interpersonal skills, communication and leadership skills, the ability to make effective oral and written presentations, highly developed conflict resolution skills and a high level of integrity and honesty.
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