Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) announces an excellent opportunity to join its Executive Team as its Vice-President/Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Vice-President/CFO serves as a strategic business advisor to the President and Executive Team and manages and leads the financial and operational areas of the college.
FVCC is located in beautiful Northwest Montana, just 30 miles from Glacier National Park and 60 miles from the U.S.-Canada border. With our main campus located in Kalispell and a second campus located in Libby, FVCC serves nearly 100,000 residents over a two-county region covering more than 5.6 million acres, an area larger than the state of Massachusetts.
FVCC provides high-quality academic programs taught by world-class faculty who have studied, taught, conducted research and volunteered across the globe. Our students go on to lead successful lives whether they transfer to four-year colleges and universities or take advantage of more than 50 career and technical programs that prepare them to enter the workforce. FVCC also offers the Running Start program for eligible area high school students who want to get a jump start on their college education while saving a significant amount of money on tuition; online classes so students can learn anywhere at any time; classes taught via interactive television reaching students living in rural communities; select undergraduate and graduate degrees through partnerships with various Montana colleges and universities; customized workforce training for area businesses; and a wide variety of fun, enriching and affordable non-credit classes for all ages.
Our small class sizes, excellent student support services, diverse financial aid packages and scholarship opportunities along with the value of the education we provide are just a few of the many reasons why students choose to attend FVCC. Not only do students have the opportunity to study in a state-of-the-art learning environment, they thrive in our friendly community. FVCC faculty and staff know our students by their names and truly care about helping every student succeed.
FVCC is a leader among community colleges in its approach to meeting student and community needs. FVCC boasts a strong STEM program and hosts a weekly presentation and discussion of STEM research projects taking place in and affecting the Flathead Valley. In 2015, FVCC introduced Montana’s first brewing science and brewery operations program to prepare individuals for entry-level careers in the rapidly growing craft beer industry. As one of only a handful of these programs in the nation, FVCC’s program was developed with input from many local craft brewing business to meet the workforce needs at the local and national levels. On-campus housing for students is currently under construction and will be open for occupancy fall of 2017. The housing units include single and double bedrooms or up to 124 students.
Besides working at a top-notch educational institution, FVCC staff and faculty live in one of the most magnificent places on Earth with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. FVCC’s main campus is located 30 minutes from the entrance to Glacier National Park, offering some of the most scenic hiking and camping in the world. The Flathead Valley is nestled between two of Montana’s powder wonderlands, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, which combined offer more than 4,000 acres of terrain to explore. And just 12 miles down the road from the main campus is Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River and a haven for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing.
We invite you to learn more about FVCC and the Vice-President/Chief Financial Officer position.
Flathead Valley Community College is an outstanding public community college located on a beautiful campus in Kalispell, Montana with panoramic views of the northern Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. Our vision is to improve lives through learning, and the trustees, faculty and staff are dedicated to values that foster and preserve the spirit of our college and promote and support the well-being and economic development of the communities we serve. Anticipated start date of January 2018.
Manages and leads financial and operational areas of the college.
Serves as a strategic business advisor to the President and senior leadership team.
Directs supervision and oversight of the Business Office, Purchasing, Facilities and Grounds, Auxiliary Services areas, Mailroom and other related areas.
Develops and maintains the college budget and financial forecasts; reviews campus expenditures and works closely with departments of the college in budgeting and finance; prepares and presents financial budgeting reports.
Allocates fiscal resources and manages the elements of fiscal accountability; oversees the submission of reports to local, state and federal agencies.
Prepares and maintains long-term financial forecasts for all of the college’s funds. Monitors financial and operational developments to ensure that forecasts are current and accurate; provides insight and recommendations on the short-term and long-term plans of the College.
Designs, prepares, analyzes and presents college financial reports to the President, Board of Trustees, Foundation Board and other appropriate individuals and groups.
Oversees the College external audits and reports to administration, implements corrections and improvements.
Collaboratively manages the infrastructure of the college and to strategically allocate and prioritize resources.
Oversees renovation and maintenance of facilities necessary to accomplish the college’s mission.
Monitors finance internal control policies and procedures and recommends changes to ensure organizational mission.
Serves as a leader who seeks and values collaboration and input from others, takes decisive action when needed, and is transparent about the rationale for important decisions.
Coordinates periodic review, accreditation, assessments, and other strategic planning initiatives.
Assumes leadership in promoting good public relations with college faculty, staff, students, and external constituents; represents the college to external constituencies including school districts, other post-secondary institutions, Board of Regents, businesses, industry and community; leads and serves on various committees.
Reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Executive Team.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in a field appropriate to the responsibilities of the position and a minimum of five years of senior administrative experience, including significant proven experience in supervision in administrative, fiscal, and facilities; OR,
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a field appropriate to the responsibilities of position and a minimum of ten years of senior administrative experience, including significant proven experience in supervision in administrative, fiscal, and facilities.
Certified Public Accountant
Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
Related work experience in a community college, higher education or public administration.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability in collaborating with key stakeholders in senior higher education administration, the college community, and public.
Skill in utilizing and implementing information and/or education technology systems and providing service that instills a data-informed approach to decision making.
Demonstrated ability to innovate in all financial and operational areas.
Excellent skill in all forms of communication.
Excellent knowledge and skill in fund accounting.
Expertise with budgetary process including the development and administration of departmental and programmatic budgets and grant funded initiatives.
Skill in hiring, evaluation, and managing employees.
Demonstrated skill in effectively analyzing data, research and assessments for outcome oriented results.
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple departments, individuals, projects and priorities.
Ability and willingness to serve as a representative for the College by interacting appropriately with the public, donors, students, potential students and College community.
Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC.
Skill and ability to operate a variety of computer and software applications.
Ability to work non-traditional schedules for events, including evenings, weekends, holidays etc.
Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and public.
Ability to follow and issue directions.
Skill, dedication, and aptitude for working with students.
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels.
This is a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry. Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at www.fvcc.edu/jobs; paper submission of applications or resume materials are not accepted. FVCC does not retain application materials for future consideration.
Additionally, applicants are required to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application:
Letter of applicationindicating how you meet the minimum qualifications and detail your work experience as it relates to the position's Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; AND
A current, comprehensive resume; AND,
Unofficial transcripts for ALL degrees held. (As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will submit official transcripts for all degrees held to FVCC HR prior to hiring. Only transcripts from accredited institutions will be accepted.)
Three professional references with complete contact information must be provided on the application form. Professional references must be individuals most familiar with applicant's leadership, public education administration and supervisory experience.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: FVCC is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action organization. It is FVCC's policy that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran’s status, service in the uniformed services as defined by state and federal law, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry except as authorized by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs, as required by federal and state laws.
EMPLOYMENT SPONSORSHIP: FVCC is not able to sponsor individuals seeking employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION'S, REFERENCE CHECKS, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: Prior to any offers of employment, FVCC conducts thorough employment verifications and reference checks and may contact organizations and individuals not listed on an applicant's application or resume. Additionally, FVCC conducts post-offer criminal background checks.
FVCC BOARD POLICY: The FVCC Board Policy Manual is available to review at: https://www.fvcc.edu/about-fvcc/board-of-trustees/fvcc-board-policy
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: FVCC provides reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities during all phases of employment including the application and selection process. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE ACT: Preference applies in hiring and provides a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans’ Preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans’ preference in internal actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement. I understand that applying for a preference is voluntary and that all information related to a preference is confidential and used only during the hiring process; the information will be maintained in a separate confidential file. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veterans' Preference Form (form is available at: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and email it along with document(s) that verify your eligibility for employment preference to Jobs@fvcc.edu. Claims for Veterans' preference must be received by Human Resources prior to position closing date.
WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION: Based on the Windfall Elimination Provision, I understand my employment may not be covered by Social Security. To learn more about the Windfall Elimination Provision click https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10045.pdf.
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