Vice President for Finance and Facilities (FA24031)
Minnesota State University Mankato
Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Internal Number: 2440
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: At Will
The Vice President for Finance and Facilities serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and is responsible for the management of the University's budget, financial and business affairs, which includes, the direct or indirect supervision of the operations of the various units within the following offices and units: Finance & Facilities including Business Services (Purchasing, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Travel, Student Payroll), Student Financial Services (Financial Aid, Accounts Receivable, The Hub (one stop student service provider), MavCard office, Cashiers), Budget and Contracts, Facilities Management; and serving as Liaison to University Dining Services.
Additional responsibilities include, but not limited to:
developing the University budget, prepare resource allocation, and coordinate changes in the budget plan in a manner that supports the university's mission,
managing a total budget of all funds which exceeds $300 million,
preparing revenue projections, credit hour estimates, staffing plans for 1,700 employees in all fund groups, non-salary allotments, and scholarship plans,
managing University operations in the areas of Physical Plant, Facilities Planning, Building Services, Engineering and Auxiliary Services including Office Support Services, Parking and Traffic Services, Postal Services, Receiving & Delivery Services, Recycling and Sign Making, Environmental Health & Safety, University Bookstore, and Vehicle Operations.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field. (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application). In lieu of a degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field, a relevant experience in higher education finance and operation will be considered.
5 years progressively responsible administrative experience in one or more areas of responsibility in the finance and facilities portfolio, including significant experience in the development of institutional financial plans.
Experience with institutional planning and associated financial planning and budgetary policies.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP) and practices.
Knowledge of governmental accounting and financial report standards put forth by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
Knowledge of construction and facilities operations.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Strong negotiation skills.
Ability to work effectively within a state system of higher education.
Ability to work effectively in a collective bargaining environment.
Ability to lead, motivate, supervise and evaluate staff in a variety of departments across the division.
Ability to use a creative approach to management, articulate a vision and demonstrated dedication to institutional success.
Collaborative work style; ability to work with varying constituent groups on and off campus.
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.
Telework: Based on the essential functions of this positions, MMB Policy #1422, and University policies relating to flexible work, this position is eligible for partial telework up to 20% of the time. Specific days of week or variations from percentage of time must be discussed and agreed to by the supervisor. Incumbent shall adjust telework days as needed upon advanced notice from supervisor to attend on-campus events, meetings or other university needs.
Driver's License: Must have valid driver's license and must pass Fleet Safety Check.
Travel: Up to 15% of the time.
Frequent evening and weekend work. Frequent overnight travel.
This position works on the University's main campus, which is located in the college town of Mankato, Minnesota. Minnesota State University, Mankato is just 76 miles southwest of MSP Airport. Founded in 1852 and overlooking the Minnesota River Valley, Mankato is the 5th largest city in Minnesota, with an area population of ~103,570. Its surroundings are renowned for great parks and trails in a landscape steeped in historic significance.
Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes:
· Enhancing access and student success.
· Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs.
· Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.
Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html
Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation. Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name—Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Serving approximately 17,900 students annually, the University is a Master's Large institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelor's through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of online programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesota's the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/
A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Contact Information for three (3) references
Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement defining diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views and actions toward advancing DEI including dimensions of social justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and culture. How would your views and prior actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State University, Mankato's goals?
CONTACTINFORMATION Dr. Lynn D. Akey Vice President for Student Success, Analytics and Integrated Planning Student Success, Analytics and Integrated Planning Minnesota State University, Mankato 325 Wigley Administration Mankato, MN 56001 Phone: 507-389-1365 TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: http://www.mnsu.edu/safety/ You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing email@example.com
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Minnesota State University, Mankato is where tireless thought and innovative research bring real solutions to real needs. The University's environment of big ideas coupled with real-world thinking equip Minnesota State Mankato students to go well beyond expectations and into exciting, rewarding futures.A growing international reputation for breakthrough research distinguishes the University, as does the unique quality of life that marks the proud community of greater Mankato.