University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Location: Cambridge, Maryland
Type: Full Time
This position offers excellent State of Maryland employee benefits including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, retirement through the Maryland State Retirement Agency, tuition remission for the employee AND their dependents (100% of tuition covered at University of MD schools, 2 year requirement to cover dependents) and generous vacation, sick and personal leave.
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is seeking a Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF). Reporting directly to the President, the VPAF is the chief financial and operating officer, responsible for the development of operating and capital budgets, financial management and accountability, research administration and compliance with laws, regulations and policies of the State of Maryland, University System of Maryland, and UMCES. The VPAF works in collaboration with the other Vice Presidents and the UMCES’ unit directors in the execution of its mission in research, education, and service. The VPAF represents UMCES in financial and administrative matters within the University System of Maryland and with state and federal agencies.
Qualifications: The successful candidate should hold a degree in accounting, business, or finance with 10 years of progressively increasing responsibilities and at least five years at a senior administrative management level in a research-oriented higher educational setting or its equivalent. The candidate should have demonstrated leadership ability with exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively develop and manage teams and motivate others. This individual will also develop and promote goals and priorities to sustain, strengthen and improve overall administrative policies and processes.
About University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
UMCES is one of 12 academic institutions within the University System of Maryland, and is uniquely charged with maintaining a comprehensive program of environmental research, education and service (www.umces.edu). With a current annual operating and research budget of approximately $50 million – roughly half of which comes from the state – UMCES encompasses a network of six units across Maryland and includes the Appalachian Laboratory in western Maryland, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in southern Maryland, the Horn Point Laboratory on the Eastern Shore, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, the Maryland Sea Grant College located in College Park, and the Integration and Application Network in Annapolis. UMCES is home to some 350 scientific and support staff, including 75 faculty members and nearly 100 graduate students who engage in cutting-edge research and science application within the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and in locations around the world. UMCES awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and aims to advance and expand its educational programming.