Governors State University (GSU) invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance. The person in this position reports to the president, is a member of the President's Cabinet, and serves as the chief business and financial officer of the University. As such, the position carries broad responsibility for fiscal planning and analysis, financial records and reporting, cash and institutional debt management and investment strategy, risk management, the management of the external audit process, and various key administrative and business functions.
More specifically, the Vice President has executive and operational responsibility for the Administration and Finance Division which includes the following units: the Budget Office, Financial Services and Comptrollership, Facilities Development and Management, Information Technology Services, Human Resources, Procurement and Business Services and the Department of Public Safety.
The Vice President ensures that timely and accurate financial information is gathered, analyzed, and presented in understandable formats to the President, senior level management, the Board of Trustees, and others in the GSU community, and develops and implements financial and business management policies and practices that strengthen the university’s fiscal health and overall operations and effectiveness. The Vice President will actively participate in the development of the university’s strategic goals and policies and will provide timely and accurate analyses of financial results and trends and assist the president and the Board of Trustees in carrying out their fiduciary duties. The Vice President will also serve as the principal liaison to the Budget and Finance, Facilities, and Human Resources of Committees of the Board of Trustees.
A Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a closely-related field;
At least seven years of hands-on budgeting, financial or business management experience in a higher education environment;
Demonstrated expertise in strategic financial planning, financial analysis, investment management, debt financing and the key financial issues facing public institutions of higher education;
Strong technical, analytical, and communication skills;
Desire and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers and individuals at all level of the GSU community; and
Demonstrated desire and ability to engage in the continuous improvement of the University’s administrative, financial and business processes and practices.
A broad-based understanding of the growing role that technology plays in improving financial and business operations of institutions of higher education; and
A working understanding of the Ellucian Colleague ERP system.
Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago's south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students. GSU provides affordable and accessible undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students with undergraduate tuition that is the most affordable in the state.