Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) is an urban, independent liberal arts college located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The mission of the College is to educate a socially and economically diverse student body by fostering intellectual achievement and personal growth and providing opportunities for career development. In a rich mosaic of a dynamic urban environment, MMC blends a versatile liberal arts education with professional preparation and social engagement, and offers a wide range of study options in arts and sciences, business, communication and media arts, and visual and performing arts.
Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the College and a key strategic advisor to the President and members of the President’s cabinet. The VPFA/CFO is responsible for financial planning and leadership in the management of all financial and business operations of the College and demonstrates the ability to be creative and innovative in a rapidly changing higher educational and regulatory environment while moving forward the College’s strategic plan and vision for the future. The VPFA/CFO directs, manages, integrates, and coordinates all functions of the Finance and Administration Division. This includes general oversight of the Controller’s Office and other financial functions, such as Payroll, General Accounting and Accounts Payable, and other operational areas, such as Information Technology, Facilities, Human Resources, Administrative Services, Real Estate, Campus Safety and Enterprise Risk Management, Auxiliary Services (such as space rentals), and Food Services. In addition, the VPFA/CFO has extensive interaction with the College’s Board of Trustees and provides staff support to several board committees.
Provides leadership and direction to the departments in the Division.
Advises President and Cabinet members on matters of policy and financial management
Participates with the President and cabinet members in institutional planning, policy development, and problem resolution.
Works collaboratively and strategically with the President and members of the President’s cabinet to advance MMC’s mission and strategic vision.
Leads the College’s efforts in financial planning and budget preparation to ensure effective financial sustainability
Ensures the College’s effective operational and financial procedures by consistently examining current processes to ensure operational excellence that moves the College forward to meet strategic goals.
Manages the College’s annual budget process and make recommendations to the President for presentation to the Board of Trustees.
Ensures compliance with bond covenants, audit standards and with all regulatory and funding agencies and the rules of accrediting bodies by continually monitoring operations, programs, and physical properties; initiates changes where required.
Reviews and analyzes major contractual obligations of the institution such as construction and professional services and contract and grant proposals.
Develops and carries out the mission statement of the Administration and finance division; formulates goals and objectives for the division in accordance with the short and long-term goals of the College.
Oversees the College’s risk assessment to ensure internal controls are adequate and effective.
Collaborates with the President and Cabinet to ensure the strategic development of the College’s financial sustainable future.
Directs the activities associated with the security and investment of the College’s assets and funds.
Performs miscellaneous job-related projects as assigned by the President.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS, AND CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED:
Minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible positions in Finance with a preference for higher education experience
Strong management skills, both strategic and operational, and demonstrated ability to build, manage, and motivate an effective team
Strong interpersonal, communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
Knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals, organization, and operational/financial infrastructure
Knowledge of institutional policies and procedures, regulations and bylaws, and the legal environment within which they operate
Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards
Knowledge of the structure, operations and requirements of federal, state, and local financial regulatory and funding agencies
Ability to review and assess the operational and financial viability of new and existing contractual arrangements
Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures
Strategic planning skills
Ability to analyze and solve problems creatively and effectively
Knowledge of investment strategies and techniques
Knowledge of assets and funds management principles, methods, and techniques
Ability to build collaborative relationships with MMC Community
Self-confidence, integrity, warmth, and a flexible leadership and personal style combined with a sense of humor that will earn the respect and attention of the campus community.
Superior communication skills to express verbally and in writing MMC’s community
Master’s degree in finance, accounting, or business, with advanced degree preferred.
Marymount Manhattan College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.