(Job #20-26) Administrator IV, Vice President for Administration and Finance. Humboldt State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance. This position is an Administrator IV in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional information can be found at: http:// www.calstate.edu/HRAdm/policies/mpp.shtml. Compensation and Benefits: The salary is competitive and is determined by the strength of qualifications. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position with an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, CalPERS retirement, Fee Waiver eligibility (reduced tuition on most CSU system classes), life insurance, and voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts. Additional benefits information can be found at https://hraps.humboldt.edu/employee-benefits.
Humboldt State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that strives to foster an inclusive and equitable community to support our students of diverse backgrounds. HSU is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality committed to working in a multicultural and multiracial community that reflects the diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at www.humboldt.edu.
Overview: Reporting to the University President and in collaboration with colleagues across campus, the incumbent is responsible for the oversight of $181m of all budgeted funds on campus including University Operations Fund, Self- Support Entities and Auxiliaries operations. The incumbent provides administrative leadership, management, and oversight of the University's division of Administration and Finance, to ensure that the University budget, campus capital planning efforts, risk management and safety policies, and resource acquisition and use, all support the University's strategic plan and academic mission. The incumbent must be dedicated to creating and supporting a workplace committed to collaboration, teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Position Summary: The successful candidate will be a creative and visionary leader with a record of management accomplishments, high professional standards, and demonstrated inclusive leadership. As Chief Financial Officer of the University, the Vice President is a member of the President's Administrative Team and is responsible for providing the campus community with high quality support services. Guiding the approximately 200 employees in the division of Administrative Affairs, the CFO leads and manages Financial Services, Contracts & Procurement, Risk Management, Human Resources, Facilities Management, University Budget and University Police; additionally, the CFO provides strategic leadership and support for self-supports, auxiliaries and the Humboldt State University Foundation. The CFO oversees all campus emergency operations and communications efforts.
Duties: As one of four vice presidents, the Vice President for Administration and Finance plays a key role in the development of University policy and represents the campus in dealings with the California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office, with other CSU campuses, and with the local community in matters of mutual interest and concern. The Vice President for Administration and Finance also works closely with University leadership to ensure oversight of University operations.
The successful candidate will have strong analytic skills, experience in communicating effectively, and the ability to build strong university-wide working teams with faculty, staff, students, and administrators. The Vice President will also: foster relationships with alumni, business partners, and other institutional constituencies; develop and implement a comprehensive financial plan aligned with the University's strategic plan and priorities; ensure that sound financial recording and reporting principles are followed; ensure compliance with all applicable laws, policies, and procedures; ensure that the campus master plan for facilities construction and development is maintained and advanced and advocates for resources to execute the plan; responds to requests from the Chancellor’s Office and the Board of Trustees.
Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, and Professional Behavior:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
Demonstrated history of, or potential for, commitment to diversity, inclusion, and racial equity — particularly related to Humboldt State University's population and campus legacy;
Demonstrated history of creating and supporting a workplace committed to collaboration and teamwork;
Senior level experience and a proven record of leadership in planning, project management, problem solving and managing a highly skilled professional organization with a diverse fiscal structure;
Prior responsibility for finance and budgetary decisions at the organizational level in the public or private sector;
A thorough knowledge of, or extensive experience in, budget development and management; accounting theory and practice; and familiarity with risk management;
Leadership experience in capital project planning;
Familiarity with complex fiscal models, budget, and auditing best practices;
Ability to manage and inspire colleagues with a strong emphasis on collegiality and customer service;
Ability to manage challenging situations and use a fact-based approach to problem solving;
Commitment to an open and supportive organizational culture that embraces discussion and debate;
Ability to work with Cabinet members as a team player seeking solutions for the good of the whole university;
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to establish good working relations with faculty, staff, students, business partners, and other institutional constituencies; and
Demonstrated commitment to sustainability
Experience with integrating current technology into administrative systems such as business services, human resources, and/or facilities management processes;
Evidence of engagement in social justice and equity;
Experience in a collective bargaining environment and experience in public/private partnership development;
A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited university;
Experience in higher education;
Knowledge and experience in the development, management, and maintenance of campus facilities and grounds; and
Knowledge and experience working with auxiliary organizations and/or non-profit boards.
Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via Interfolio (link below):
Letter of Interest
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for at least three professional references
Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, 2020.
Any inquiries about this recruitment can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or HSU's Human Resources Office at (707) 826-3626.
Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). HSU was the first campus in the California State University system to offer a stand-alone major in Native American Studies.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.
A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.
Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.
New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits
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