The Vice President of Finance and Facilities serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Data Practices Compliance Official, with primary responsibility for leadership, management, strategic direction, policy development, and administrative oversight of the finance, facility, public safety, central services, and auxiliary areas of the College to meet the diverse educational needs of students and the community. This includes providing the vision, guidance and leadership for policy development and implementation; long-range financial forecasting and planning; budget analysis, planning and control; financial accounting and reporting; projecting and monitoring revenue; investment management of College funds; accounts payable and receivable; personnel administration; physical plant operations and maintenance; facilities master planning; capital project development and implementation; campus security, safety and crime reporting; auxiliary services; inventory control; and such other duties as may be assigned by the President. The Vice President also manages all finances for grants and negotiates and manages the contracts with tenants leasing space on the RCTC Campus. The Vice President reports to the President and serves on the Cabinet.
Master's degree in business administration, accounting, or a related field; or Certified Public Accountant designation.
Five or more years of progressively responsible complex finance or accounting experience or a Chief Financial Officer as a direct report to a Chief Executive Officer.
Business acumen and experience with broad administration, accounting, and financial management, plus management and supervision experience.
Demonstrated ability to understand complex financial management and to accurately forecast financial positioning; ability to analyze, interpret, and effectively communicate statistical information.
Leadership and management experience in a large organization with the ability to manage and oversee a division with multiple departments and service delivery, with demonstrated and successful organizational leadership, team building, staff development and excellent communication skills.
Knowledge and understanding of the State and Federal laws and regulations relating to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system or other public college or university system, collective bargaining practices and contract implementation, and General Accepted Accounting Principles is necessary.
Ability to identify and address problems with confidentiality, diplomacy, and integrity.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds, and a commitment to inclusiveness, transparency, and shared governance.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
High degree of computer literacy, including proficiency and demonstrated ability to use technology to develop business process efficiencies.
May require overnight travel.
Leadership experience in higher education, K-12 education, non-profit or government
Certified Public Accountant certification
Demonstrated competence in interpreting and complying with federal and state regulations.
Demonstration of the understanding of collective bargaining processes and skill in the administration of collective bargaining agreements.
Experience with facilities master planning, capital budget requests and building construction activities.
Experience working facilities master planning, with architects in the development of the pre-design and schematic designs for capital budget requests.
Knowledge of environmental safety, security operations and emergency response planning.
Experience with bargaining and contract administration
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following: cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences required; resume/Curriculum Vitae; copies of transcript(s) -undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); a list of professional references; and copies of professional licenses, if required for qualification purposes.
In accordance with the Minnesota State College and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety program, employees driving on college business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Established in 1915, Rochester Community and Technical College is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 6,800 students a year in credit courses and nearly 4,000 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC's expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States. It is comprised of 30 two-year colleges, seven four-year state universities with a total of 54 campuses located in 47 Minnesota communities. The System serves approximately 350,000 students each year, and produces 38,000 graduates annually. For more information about the Minnesota State system, please view its website at www.MinnState.edu.
RCTC/State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation plan (457), and professional development funds, as well as a variety of other benefits (generous personal or vacation leave and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year) defined by individual collective bargaining agreements.
Rochester Community and Technical College was founded in 1915 on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo to the Rochester School Board. Rochester is Minnesota's oldest - and one of the nation's oldest - original community colleges. The 2005-2006 academic year marked RCTC's 90th anniversary. The college serves approximately 7,500 students in credit-based enrollments and 3,000 in noncredit courses.