The Vice President of Business Affairs is responsible for all matters pertaining to Fiscal Affairs, Purchasing, Campus Operations, Business Office, Information Technologies, and the Bookstore. Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Business Affairs will be responsive to emerging issues, trends, and community needs, and passionate about the community college mission. The Vice President of Business Affairs will create collaborative work teams and a culture where faculty and staff work together as partners, build consensus, develop, and execute strategic and operational plans, and work effectively with internal and external constituents.

Duties include:

  • Provides leadership and vision for the college and division. Participates in the institution’s strategic planning efforts. Creates and or strengthens institutional relationships.
  • Promotes, participates in, leads, and or represents the division/college with visible presence as applicable: community and campus events, meetings with the Commission, assigned committees, meetings with college personnel, accreditation processes, state events or meetings.
  • Ensures compliance with the mission and strategic plan of the College by collaborating with others across the College to develop and review unit plans, goals, and objectives; ensure that those plans are aligned with the budgeting process; developing effective business processes incorporating automation with appropriate technologies; and designing systems of effective controls to guide work toward expected outcomes.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of the strategic long-term plan to advance the College’s institutional goals to include building construction and maintenance, investment policy.
  • Manages policy, budgeting, forecasting, accounting functions, including fund accounting, financial reporting, borrowing, investing, cash management, risk management, programs, activities, asset acquisition and disposition, building construction and maintenance, staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations, and the comprehensive and integrated operations and systems needed to support all divisional functions, which include Fiscal Affairs, Purchasing, Campus Operations, Information Technologies, and the Bookstore.
  • Directs, instructs, supports, coordinates, and evaluates the activities of personnel in accordance with college policies to include, but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, professional development, evaluation, promotion, performance (reviews and actions), addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Oversees, monitors, and ensures divisional compliance with to include, but not limited to: college policies, applicable state and federal regulations, generally accepted accounting standards, banks and lending institutions, external auditor(s), governmental regulators, plan documents, and or other internal or external documents, including contracts, that impact operations, construction, maintenance, programs, departments, activities, accreditation, and or personnel. Serves as primary contact for matters relating to divisional compliance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum and Additional Requirements:
Master’s degree plus seven years’ progressively responsible related work experience. In lieu of the required master’s degree, certification as a CPA is acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related area, with a minimum of seven years’ progressively responsible executive level leadership and management experience. Extensive experience in governmental accounting and/or higher education financial management is highly preferred. A CPA is also preferred.

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