Collin College is seeking an experienced Chief Financial Officer with a depth and breadth of higher education knowledge and experience that can help the college complete its master plan for developing new campuses across its service area. The successful candidate must have unquestioned integrity, the ability to work with ambiguity, a good sense of humor, and a strong sense of mission to be a senior contributor in reaching our vision of delivering a brighter future for our students and communities. The next Chief Financial Officer must have demonstrated experience in strategic planning and management of large, complex budgets. In addition, the successful candidate will have experience working with taxing units, as well as bond referendums and allocation of funds.
Reporting to Dr. Neil Matkin, District President, this key position will serve as a member of the District President’s Cabinet and lead the college’s business, financial, investment, purchasing, and auxiliary services. In addition, the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for facilities and construction activities in support of the college’s eight existing campuses and centers and four new campuses under development that will be opening in 2020-2021, funded by a $600 million bond issue approved by Collin County voters in 2017. The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of best practices in higher education financial and investment practices with exceptional written and verbal communication skills. The next Chief Financial Officer will fully embrace collaboration from an outstanding team of colleagues across the college.
This is a unique opportunity to join one of the foremost community college districts in Texas. With a dedicated Board of Trustees, the lowest tuition in the state, and the second lowest tax rate among Texas community colleges, Collin College serves our students and citizens by providing excellence in educational opportunities and returning over a half billion dollars in economic impact each year to our communities.
This position offers the opportunity to make significant contributions with a fiscally sound, multi-campus community college district that serves a growing population of more than 55,000 credit and non-credit students annually in the North Texas region. Collin’s campuses are beautifully designed, located in thriving communities, and boast a truly outstanding faculty and staff.
Required experience / skills:
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution required; Master's degree in business administration or related field preferred
Five (5) years of significant administrative experience or equivalent, with demonstrated expertise in large scale financial systems required. Demonstrated experience successfully executing a large scale bond program is highly desired.
The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Monday, May 13, 2019 receiving priority consideration. All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.
Collin College is an equal opportunity institution and provides educational and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or other legally protected class.