The Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA), reporting directly to the President, is a key member of the College leadership team and is responsible for implementing the shared College vision with the Vice Presidents for Instruction, Student Services, and the President, in long-range planning, daily administration of the College, and principle-centered leadership. The VPFA serves as the Chief Financial Officer and has administrative responsibility for six departments; provides leadership that demonstrates an appreciation of all College constituencies; contributes to the positive working environment of the College; and serves as a representative of the College in the community, region, and beyond.
The College is working from an out-of-date strategic plan and needs strong leadership in the next VPFA to guide this process. An action-oriented leader with previous success in facilitating a successful strategic process, as well as a facilities master plan and a long-term IT plan, will be invaluable to the College.
Collaborative, team-based decision making is a college-wide practice at Peninsula College. The President’s Cabinet engage in robust discussions and consistently support one another. The College is heavily invested in working within a Guided Pathways structure and college-wide communication is critical to their processes.
The Vice President for Finance and Administration serves as the chief negotiator for College administration with the College’s unions. Experience with interest-based bargaining and maintaining positive relationships with union leaders is desirable in the VPFA.
Peninsula College is a small college located in a rural area of the Pacific Coast. Funding comes from State allocations and tuition. A Vice President who understands the balance of financial restraints and innovation is critical to this institution. The College is facing a shortfall in the near future, and a VPFA with experience in creatively and collaboratively developing balanced budgetsis important.
Communication and Emotional Intelligence
A leader who empowers direct reports and provides transparency across the campus are highly sought-after characteristics. In addition, it is expected that the VPFA will be pragmatic, approachable, an excellent listener, accessible, and visible. As the service area is small, commitment to the community is an important trait.
A baccalaureate from an accredited institution of higher education is required with a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education preferred.
Significant experience of progressively responsible, successful, relevant experience that includes considerable knowledge of accounting/finance/budgetary processes and procedures in higher education or in the public/private sector.
Supervisory experience with demonstrated management abilities including supervision of staff, contracts, budgets and project management.
Evidence of successful administrative leadership that demonstrates exceptional organizational, communication, interpersonal, budget management, negotiation and personnel management skills.
Considerable knowledge of accounting/finance/budgetary processes and procedures applicable to the community college system.
Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant:
Angela Provart, President Pauly Group, Inc.
3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E Springfield, IL 62711
Please submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org the following documents as Adobe Acrobat or MS Word attachments: (1) a cover letter that addresses the Opportunity Overview; (2) a current résumé; (3) unofficial transcripts; and (4) names and contact information of five professional references.
The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Monday, February 11, 2019 receiving priority consideration. All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.
An interim is in place until the successful candidate can begin the post. The interim is an internal placement and is not applying for the permanent position.