Buffalo State College seeks applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Management (VPFM). The VPFM reports directly to the President, serves as Chief Financial Officer for the campus, and is a key member of the senior leadership team working in close partnership with team members to plan and implement the strategic objectives of the campus.
The VPFM has administrative responsibility over a broad array of operations in the division including finance; business operations; facilities planning, construction and maintenance; human resource management; risk management; campus safety and security; and sponsored program administration. The VPFM provides leadership for the institution’s efforts to pursue innovative business practices and develop operating strategies that enhance efficiencies and lead to cost-effective administration.
The successful candidate will be an experienced and proven senior administrator able to provide vision, leadership and oversight to the varied functions within the Finance and Management division, as well as advance current strategic directions of the campus. Candidates should be committed to transparency, shared governance, consultative decision making and continuous improvement. The successful candidate will inspire units to work collaboratively, skillfully, and effectively to serve Buffalo State’s mission consistent with the strategic plans of the college and the Finance and Management division.
Candidates should visit https://jobs.buffalostate.edu/ to learn further details about the position and to apply electronically. Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2018.
An undergraduate degree, with longstanding experience in leadership positions at institutions of similar size and scope
Direct experience and demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas: finance; business operations; facilities planning, construction and maintenance; human resource management; risk management; campus safety and security; and sponsored program administration
Demonstrated success as a motivational and transformational leader
The ability to excel in a complex, high demand environment, managing multiple priorities simultaneously
Successful experience as an open and transparent communicator who is able to explain sophisticated concepts to a variety of stakeholders
The highest standards for personal and professional ethics and integrity.
·A profound respect for diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education
An advanced degree in business administration, public administration, or other relevant field with progressive experience in administration and finance
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or similar certification
Demonstrated success in a leadership role in finance or business in a higher education environment
Knowledge of New York State regulations and SUNY governance, policies and procedures, or in a state with a similar regulatory system of governance and procedures
Successful executive experience in a public, unionized higher education institution with an appreciation for and support of shared governance
Internal Number: 20021
About Buffalo State College
Buffalo State College is the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. As a civic, urban and engaged campus community, we pride ourselves on having small college learning environments coupled with large university opportunities. We are a diverse and inclusive college committed to the intellectual, personal and professional growth of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. Our mission is to transform lives, to empower students to succeed and to inspire a lifelong passion for learning. Buffalo State is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, scholarship, creative activity, and cultural enrichment, offering degree programs in education, the arts, science and professional studies. Each year nearly 10,000 students choose Buffalo State for its broad array of high-quality academic programs. diverse and creative environment, hands-on learning opportunities, affordable SUNY tuition, NCAA Division III athletics, and prime location in Buffalo's cultural corridor. We welcome applicants who are committed to helping us fulfill our mission.