TheUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga seeks an experienced, strategic, andcollaborative leader to serve as its next Associate Vice Chancellor for Financeand Administration. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Finance andAdministration and Chief Business Officer, the position will be a member of theVice Chancellor's leadership team. The position will provide strategicleadership and oversight to the Budget and Finance Office, Procurement andContract Services Department, and Auxiliary Services Department (Bookstore,Dining Services, Parking Services, Mocs Card, Print and Mail Services, andVending). The position leads three direct reports, 23 team members, andapproximately 250 third-party partner team members.
TheAssociate Vice Chancellor is responsible for oversight of internal businessaffairs of the University. The position is charged with coordinating andmonitoring university-wide activity in the areas of financial management andreporting, auxiliary enterprises, and the procuring of goods and services. The positionestablishes effective, collaborative partnerships with senior leaders of theUniversity and other constituents to support the development of short-term andlong-term financial plans at all levels of the organization. The position serveson several University committees and will periodically represent the ViceChancellor in various capacities.
TheAssociate Vice Chancellor is charged with recruiting and leading a diverseteam, ensuring their professional development, and creating a culturethroughout the unit he or she leads that exhibits outstanding customer service,campus support, and promotes servant leadership.
Key areas of responsibility includethe following:
Develops a budgeting and financialplanning organization focused on aligning allocation decisions with strategicgoals and priorities.
Develops and communicates the visionfor an annual and forward year budget and financial planning process based onrealistic revenue and expenditure assumptions.
Creates a framework for collecting,analyzing and reporting short-term and long-term resource requirements andrelated decision support information.
Identifies opportunities forrevenue enhancement and targets for cost savings, resource reallocation, andfinancial organization/realignment.
Evaluates potential changes to thefinancial and budget structure and makes detailed and complex phasing strategyrecommendations.
Advises the Vice Chancellor on awide range of financial issues, including tuition, enrollments, faculty andstaff compensation strategies, staffing and workload, utilities, perceivedproblems with resource management issues in University units, budget trends andthe implications of those trends on University operations.
Responsible for the campus-levelfinancial planning of the University's long-range capital plan.
Leads business relationships withthird parties, including, food services, bookstore, print and mail services, andreal estate management, to optimize the University's financial and programmaticbenefits.
Develops strategic procurement practicesand procedures that will support the maximization of University resources,including practices for inventory and asset management.
Collaborates with the AthleticsDepartment to develop appropriate financial management strategies for amid-major athletics program.
Ensures continual monitoring andmaintenance of operating, auxiliary, and capital reserve funds.
Serves as a financial contact for theUniversity of Tennessee System and maintains strong relationships with avariety of University of Tennessee System departments.
Serves as a campus liaison to localgovernments and state governments, specifically, the City of Chattanooga,Hamilton County, and the Tennessee State Governments, as they relate to realproperty transfers, lease agreements, and Administrative Procedures Act (APA)changes.
Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, TheUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga is a comprehensive, community-engagedcampus of the University of Tennessee System. It is recognized as a nationalmodel for metropolitan universities. In collaboration with many regionalpartners, the University offers an experiential learning environment withoutstanding teaching scholars in bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. Asof the Fall 2020 semester, the total student population is 11,728; 88% areundergraduate and 12% are graduate. The University has a $208 million operatingand $60 million restricted annual budgets. In addition, the Universityroutinely has between $50 and $100 million in capital projects either in theplanning, design, or construction phases.
Review of applications will begin on December 28th and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.
Bachelor'sdegree in accounting, business, finance, or related area is required. Masters'degree in accounting, business administration, finance or related area ispreferred.
A minimum often (10) years of progressive administrative experience in higher education; orany equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparableknowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Comprehensiveknowledge of higher education financial strategies, public budgeting, andpublic finance policies. Knowledge of higher education procurement andauxiliary services strategies is preferred.
Ability todevelop innovative budget and financial strategies.
Ability tomanage complex projects, lead cross-functional groups, and meet deadlines underpressure.
Sophisticateduser of information technology, including an institution-wide ERP system.
Demonstratedcommitment to equity and inclusion through both the completion of job dutiesand in interactions with others.
Collaborativeand servant leader.
Strong and effective communicator.
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/TitleVI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants willreceive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminatedagainst on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy,marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mentaldisability, or protected veteran status.
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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.