SUNY Brockport, located in Brockport, NY, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF). The institution is part of the State University of New York system (SUNY), a selective, nationally recognized, and accredited public institution that is committed to student success. SUNY Brockport is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation. The College enrolls nearly 7,000 students including more than 5,700 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students. Brockport offers nearly 50 undergraduate majors, more than 50 masters' programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
The VPAF provides administrative leadership and oversight of a large complex college division which includes the departments of Budgeting, Campus Auxiliary Service, Student Accounts and Accounting, Human Resources and Payroll, Information Technology, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Planning and Construction, Facilities Operations and Maintenance, Campus Services (Procurement & Payment Services, Mail Services, Central Receiving, Print Shop), and Research Foundation (RF) Grants Administration. The VPAF is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the division, including the many services that students, faculty, and staff rely on that make the College a great place at which to learn and work. The VPAF promotes high quality customer service and efficiencies of operation and is a champion for continuous quality improvement in all aspects of the departments and the College.
Applicants should have a master's degree from an accredited higher education institution in the US or abroad, a significant amount of progressively responsible experience in the administrative operations of a large complex organization, The ability to take a college-wide perspective on priorities and resources and cultivate a common vision and collaborative culture to achieve institutional goals, Demonstrated leadership and management experience in finance and budget, resource planning, and capital planning, experience developing, organizing, and administering budgets, demonstrated ability in working with diverse people and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, within the division and across the College, a participatory and decisive management style, ability to lead a variety of operational areas through effective communication, influence, and persuasion at all levels of an organization while balancing patience with sense of urgency, an innovative and forward thinker regarding planning, strategy, and implementation, and excellent communication skills in a variety of modes and with a variety of constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, including a transparent and collaborative approach to team building, an appreciation for and support of shared governance, and knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, statutes, campus processes, and awareness of law and policy proposals affecting administration and finance operations.
Preferred qualifications for the VPAF include knowledge of New York State regulations and SUNY governance, organizational structure, and policies and procedures and experience with collective bargaining and union contract administration.
The Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter addressing how they meet the qualifications, a résumé, and a list of five references. References will not be contacted without prior approval by the applicant. Background checks will be conducted on all finalists invited to campus. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Materials should be submitted electronically to Storbeck Search.
All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Requests for information and all written nominations and applications should be directed to:
SUNY Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.
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Founded in 1835, The College at Brockport is a nationally recognized comprehensive public college focused on student success. We are proud of our academic quality and exceptional value. Our 464-acre campus has 67 buildings occupying about one-quarter of the campus, with rolling grassy fields and wooded land. Each year, The College at Brockport awards approximately 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees in the Rochester area, with many alumni staying in Rochester to work or attend graduate school. Our alumni serve in leadership roles in business, government, public safety, health care, the arts, sciences and education.