The College seeks a Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPA&F) committed to creative approaches to funding and addressing campus needs to support the mission of the College to ensure student success. They will possess experience and interest in working collaboratively, as a member of the leadership team, overseeing finances and financial operations, facilities, food services, information technologies, grants development and management, safety and security, and auxiliary enterprise operations.
In addition to embracing the mission of Berkshire Community College, the VPA&F should possess the skills, knowledge, and commitment to:
Develop financial forecasts and prepare financial models with support and input from the campus.
Develop the annual budget and multi-year projections using a collaborative campus-wide process.
Support a campus-wide effort to develop the 2021-2026 strategic plan, with particular emphasis on financial forecasting and modeling.
Provide leadership to the Business Office, Facilities, Food Services, Grants Development & Management, Information Technology, Safety & Security, and auxiliary services.
Model and support a commitment to professional development within A&F and across the campus.
Develop and implement a regular campus communication strategy for efforts and updates within A&F.
Serve on the leadership team and as the liaison to the Board of Trustees Finance Committee.
Evaluate risk management (including oversight of internal controls) and develop strategies to mitigate.
Represent the College at meetings and functions as requested by the president.
Other responsibilities include capital support requests to outside funders, and cost-benefit analysis of programs and services.
Master's in business administration, public administration, or a related field. Candidates are welcome to describe how their background would address the needs of this position.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, unquestioned integrity, superior organization and leadership skills, and strong strategic planning abilities.
Senior-level experience (minimum of five years) in a broad variety of management areas. Experience must include several of the responsible areas (budgeting, grants management, information technology, capital projects, facilities management, safety & security, food services etc.)
Proven record of success in planning, problem solving and the ability to think proactively, creatively, and strategically.
Strong and demonstrable analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to supervise and develop staff and sustain good relationships with professional colleagues.
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations.
About Berkshire Community College
Berkshire Community College (BCC) has the distinction of being the first community college established in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills, our nearly 2,000 students have access to a wide range of career and transfer programs on our newly renovated campus. Occupying a scenic 180-acre property, just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC provides students from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with an intimate learning environment including small class sizes, and much opportunity for interaction with faculty. Berkshire County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures including, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman, all of whom were pioneers of social justice. The Berkshires contain both rural and urban elements, combining a beautiful natural environment with world class museums and other cultural opportunities. Pittsfield and Berkshire County continue to evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the Berkshires their home. BCC seeks to recruit diverse employees who embrace, as well as demonstrate, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success from a college education.