University of the Ozarks invites applications for the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The VPFA is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and has responsibility for the leadership and management of the University’s administrative and finance operations, is a member of the executive management team and reports directly to the President. The Vice President is responsible for providing executive level direction and management oversight for financial planning, budgeting and budget analysis, accounting and business operations, finance controls and reporting, investment oversight, information technology, student financial aid, campus maintenance and development, risk management and insurance, space planning and construction, human resources management, facilities and grounds operations, purchasing, and contract administration.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
Under the direction of the President, the Vice President for Finance and Administration performs some or all of the following duties:
Serves as the financial advisor to the President;
Leads the management of the University administrative operations and services: physical facilities, grounds, business office, information technology, human resources and risk management, student financial aid, and rental properties;
Serves as staff liaison to the Board of Trustees’ Finance and Endowment Committees;
Serves as the direct liaison between the Endowment Committee of the Board of Trustees and the endowment consultants;
Manages a local real estate trust;
In consultation with the Vice Presidents of Marketing and Enrollment, Advancement and Alumni Engagement, Dean of Students, Special Assistant to the President, and Provost develops and implements the annual operating budget.
Develops and Oversees the implementation of the University’s strategic goals and action plans for campus and facility operations, business office, Information Technology and human resources;
Coordinates the contracts and services for the campus auxiliary enterprises;
Is responsible for oversight of Human Resources, payroll and benefits;
Conducts short and long range financial forecasting; for the operational, capital and debt budgets;
In consultation with the president and senior staff ensures responsible allocation of human and fiscal resources to programs;
Provides leadership for and oversees the information technology systems of the University;
Assesses operational results, including benchmarking operations against peers and industry standards;
Recommends financials and administrative policies and procedures to more effectively and efficiently operate the University;
Other duties as assigned
Skills and abilities
Excellent organizational ability, high level of accuracy, attention to detail.
Effective communication skills.
Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Enjoy working with college students and those who support them.
Work evenings and weekends as required.
A graduate degree
Sophisticated understanding of Higher Education Finance
A minimum of seven years finance experience with progressively increased responsibilities and demonstrated outcomes.
Experience maximizing utilization of endowed funds.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES • A complete application will include a letter of interest, a résumé and contact information for three professional references. • Review of candidate materials will begin July 8, 2019 and continue until the appointment. • Inquiries, nominations, referrals and applications (including résumés and letters of interest) may be sent electronically: c/o Office of the President, University of the Ozarks at firstname.lastname@example.org. • For full consideration, all applications should be completed and filed by end of business Monday, July 15, 2019. • Anticipated start date is negotiable
About University of the Ozarks
Ranked in the top ten of southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The university serves a diverse group of approximately 900 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along I-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. Recent major gifts have enhanced the academic program and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.