Serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the university, reporting directly to the President. Responsible for the administration, operation and direction of the Finance and Administrative Services Division, which includes an extensive range of areas, including facilities management, financial services and reporting, human resources, auxiliary services, financial planning and budgets, and CMU police.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in business or related field. Eight years of experience in finance administration with at least six years in leadership roles, including decision-making, fiduciary, budgetary and supervisory authority. Strong background in financial planning and leadership. Exceptional ability to build and manage teams in a large and diverse environment. Highly developed analytical skills. Demonstrated strong organizational skills, including ability to plan, establish priorities, and handle multiple tasks and projects. Demonstrated highly effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work positively and effectively with the academic community, public officials, media representatives and the public. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal collaborations and a customer and employee service orientation in an environment committed to shared governance. Understands the culture of higher education or similarly complex organizations.
Demonstrated ability to deliver difficult news and information with compassion, understanding and kindness.
Demonstrated ability to exercise problem-solving and decision-making skills. Demonstrated commitment to service, support of the academic mission, and continued advancement of the university in research, teaching and service.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated commitment to and experience with sustainable operations at university campus or similar large organization. Ability to perform the essential functions and requirements of the job.
"CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie)."
Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.