Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Operations
Harford Community College
April 3, 2018
Bel Air, Maryland
Full Time - Experienced
Executive/VP, Finance, Internal Audit
The ideal candidate is an innovator, creative problem-solver, and is invested in creating the College of the Future. The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader and strategic partner who forges strong working relationships and partnerships across divisions, understands and values shared governance, and promotes an inclusive environment on behalf of student success and academic achievement. If you are an astute, accomplished financial leader who believes in a world in which education can change lives, we're looking for you!
The Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Operations reports directly to the President, serves as the College’s Chief Financial Officer, and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
Overview Plans, directs, develops, and implements financial, administrative, and operational systems and procedures that include:
Analysis and Control
General Accounting Services
Human Resource Management
Purchasing, Procurement and Contract Management
Plant Management and Maintenance
Facilities Planning, Construction and Operations
Risk and Project Management
Select auxiliary enterprise oversight (Bookstore and Dining Services)
Establishes the objectives, scope of services, structure, staffing, and performance standards for the division while ensuring the division functions optimally in supporting the College’s mission.
Provides leadership in strategic planning and execution for the division.
Guides the development of entrepreneurial activities, promotes and supports entrepreneurial thinking and practices.
Develops and supervises the division through coaching, mentoring, facilitating and supporting professional development.
Actively participates in College executive team meetings, staff meetings, councils, and other committees.
Works collaboratively across the College.
Articulates College vision, mission, values, and areas of focus.
Represents the College to various College and external groups.
Promotes and fosters collegiality between the division and other areas of the College.
Advocates and facilitates a positive climate of continuous improvement within the College.
Finance and Administration
Responsible for the strategic financial plan development that sustains the fiscal health and stability of the College.
Develops and maintains financial policies and procedures capable of supporting College operations, in accordance with sound financial management principles and government regulations.
Responsible for revenue forecasting, operating and capital budget development, planning, and allocation of financial resources.
Manages and leads the communications and meetings with the Board of Trustee’s Finance and Audit Committee.
Responsible for the College’s and Foundation’s annual financial statements and audits as well as internal audits for the College.
Provides leadership and works to maximize financial performance of select auxiliary units including the bookstore and dining services.
Oversees all human resource functions including employee benefits, compensation structures, and compliance with applicable federal and state legislation.
Responsible for comprehensive procurement policies and procedures that ensure the efficient and economic delivery and payment of goods and services.
Operations, Risk Management, and Campus Safety
Guides the implementation of the College’s Facilities Master Plan and the annual Capital Improvement Plan; leads efforts to update the plan on a regular basis.
Responsible for the physical plant and maintenance of all physical properties (maintenance, grounds, and custodial).
Maintains a safe and secure campus environment; assesses the College’s Emergency Preparedness Plan.
Coordinates the development of business continuity plans to allow the College to continue operations and recover after an emergency situation.
Oversees the implementation of a risk management process to identify and manage strategic risks.
Conducts internal audits, mitigates insurable risk through a comprehensive insurance program, and maintains appropriate liability coverage for College operations.
Oversees project management assistance to the Executive Leadership Team on key strategic initiatives.
Master's degree in Business, Finance, or a related field is required; CPA preferred.
At least seven years of increasingly responsible higher education administrative, management, and leadership experience with direct oversight for many, if not all, of the functions listed above.
Higher education experience is a must; community college experience is preferred.
Must possess excellent communication skills.
Must have the ability to crystalize complex financial information into lay terms and effectively articulate the College's financial vision, strengths, goals, and requirements to a wide range of internal and external audiences.
For best consideration apply online by May 7, 2018.
HCC is a smoke/tobacco-free campus.
HCC is an AA / EEO / ADA employer committed to diversity in the college community.
Internal Number: 116-2018
About Harford Community College
Harford Community College, a mid-size, comprehensive college with a focus on access and excellence, celebrated 60 years in 2017. The College serves as a true anchor institution in the vibrant community of Harford County, Maryland. We translate core values of integrity, excellence, lifelong learning, diversity, communication, collaboration, and service into every aspect of the operation of the College.
As we celebrated our 60th anniversary, Harford Community College has embarked on a journey to examine and reset its foundation. To that end, we recently became an Achieving the Dream institution, are working to enhance our student experience, and are actively building a strong data infrastructure—all in preparation for a 2019 strategic plan that will propel Harford Community College into the future.
Over the past year, the College has made significant investment in technology upgrades and in examining our business processes in order to provide a contemporary and nimble learning environment for our faculty and students; to improve efficiency, maximize the use of our ERP and other applications and systems; and provide our faculty and staff with resources to fully support stud...ent success and the ongoing adaptability of the institution.
Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is located in the heart of vibrant Harford County, Maryland, and conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 70 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.