Culture & media faculty John Urang published an article titled Solitary Confinement: Reproduction and the Law in Kluge's Abschied von gestern in the fall 2013 issue of New German Critique.
Vice President for Finance & Campus Services
Finance & Campus Services
Exempt, Full-time FTE 1.0
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Vice President for Finance & Campus Services (VPFCS) provides leadership and oversight for all aspects of the Marylhurst's financial administration including: financial and related planning; operating and capital budgeting; revenue and expenditure analysis; financial and management reporting; procurement; investments and risk management; as well as accounting, tax, audit and compliance obligations. The VPFCS will also lead the university's efforts to streamline the financial and related reporting management systems as well as assist in the evaluation of academic and administrative technology planning. Therefore, must be technologically savvy and have strong project management skills including demonstrated success in managing systems implementation. The VPFCS serves as the liaison to the Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees of the Board of Trustees. This role is also responsible for overseeing the following: budgeting/controlling, investments, information technology, facilities including grounds, legal, environmental health and safety, bookstore, distribution center, and contracted food services. This key role reports to the President and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. S/he will supervise an Associate VP/Controller, a Director of Facilities, a Bookstore Manager, a Director of Support Services, a Director of Center for Learning and Technology, a Director of Infrastructure Services, a Distribution Center Coordinator, and a contracted food services operations manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Advises the President, the Executive Leadership Team members, and members of the Board of Trustees on issues relating to the financial status of the university.
- Serves as a member of President's Executive Leadership Team and reports financial information at Board of Trustees meetings, and prepares reports, recommendations, findings, and other correspondence in a timely manner, as required; staffs the assigned Board committees.
- Facilitates the governance of the university by providing financial information to the Board of Trustees and implementing the Board's decisions through the establishment of financial policies, procedures, and guidelines.
- Promotes the financial well-being of the University by providing budget management, monitoring appropriate investments of temporary cash balances, exercising executive control over University budgets, and safeguarding all financial assets of the university.
- Prepares long-range financial models and develops financing strategies appropriate for the strategic goals and priorities of the university.
- Provides leadership in the planning, financing, and implementation of the university campus master plan. Participates in the planning and development of new facilities and provides appropriate information to the President and Board of Trustees regarding long- range planning requirements for major renovations, capital expenditures and reserves for maintenance.
- Oversees the preparation of an internal budget using budget models to project future revenue and following established policies for expenditures.
- Ensures compliance with the institutional mission of the University by working with department managers to educate, develop and review unit plans, goals, and objectives, ensuring development of effective business processes incorporating automation with appropriate technologies, designing systems of effective controls to guide work toward expected outcomes, and evaluating progress towards their accomplishment.
- Ensures efficient and effective operation of the procurement function by overseeing procurement services, property and receiving as well as all university real estate transactions and risk management/liability insurance analysis and transactions.
- Embraces and exhibits Marylhurst's mission, vision, and values; maintains constructive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues.
- Supervises and supports growth and development for direct reports.
- Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
- Facilitates an effective working relationship with officials by ensuring university compliance with fiscal policies and accounting procedures, maintaining open channels of communication with appropriate individuals, facilitating an exchange of information on these subjects, and implementing all relevant policies regarding fiscal operations.
- Ensures compliance with professional accounting standards, rules, regulations, and laws by directing, supervising, and facilitating the preparation and maintenance of required and appropriate financial records, monthly and annual financial reports, and all other financial reporting as may be required by federal, state, local agencies, or established accounting standards.
- Prevents institutional liability in financial operations by facilitating the access of the independent auditors to requested records during the conduct of the University's annual audit.
- Remains competent and current by reading professional journals and literature, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as appropriate.
- Ensures that miscellaneous assignments related to university are completed in the best interests of the University by accepting and accomplishing all other tasks assigned by the President.
- The ideal candidate will be an experienced financial executive with a successful record of managing diverse operations, broad intellectual interests, and a commitment to the importance of a liberal arts education.
- S/he will be a collaborative team member and skilled communicator who exhibits the highest level of integrity.
- The candidate will have expertise in accounting, strategic planning, budget, tax and regulatory compliance, as well as a thorough understanding of investment principles and risk management.
- Strong negotiation skills and a demonstrated working relationship with banks and financial institutions are considered a plus.
- Basic computer knowledge including proficiency with Microsoft Office.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Minimum of 10+ years of progressively responsible financial administration and leadership experience.
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or another related business field.
- Master's degree in Business Administration, and/or current CPA, CMA or CFA credentials preferred.
- Experience in managing debt, cost control, and sustainable growth initiatives that can be applied to a university environment, a plus.
- Demonstrated success in leading an accounting/finance organization involving budgeting, reporting, analysis, investments, and risk management.
- Experience in higher education or demonstrated commitment to higher education.
- Experience in organizations that possess material investable assets (endowments, etc.)
- Experience in organizations where decisions are made based on collaboration.
- Must be comfortable working in a university culture which respects shared governance and values transparency.
- Must also value working collaboratively and in partnership with senior leadership and faculty.
- S/he must be a strong financial and administrative leader with superior analytical, management, supervisory, communication, and interpersonal skills, plus knowledge of the higher education landscape.
- The successful candidate will be a key partner in Marylhurst's planned enrollment growth and will be expected to have an understanding of how to most effectively use the endowment and tuition pricing to support sustainable growth.
- The vice president should enjoy working collegially with all constituencies at the university and be comfortable working with a diverse staff.
DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Business acumen / Decision-making quality / Strategic agility / Priority setting / Political savvy / Managing diversity / Peer relationships / Motivating others / Managing vision with purpose / Ethics and values / Integrity and trust
Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
University-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee. Five weeks paid vacation; paid sick leave and holidays; tuition waiver program; life and disability insurance; and generous retirement plan.
Submit the following to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1) Resume and cover letter with salary expectations.
2) Three references (one direct report, one colleague, and one supervisor).
3) An essay with a timeline outlining what you would do the first 100 days on the job.
Please type VPFCS in the subject line.
Position will remain open until filled.