Responsibilities: • Provide leadership and oversight in all aspects of UMN Morris’s financial resources in cooperation with UMN Morris senior leadership, assuring unquestionable integrity and fiduciary compliance; • Advise the Chancellor and work collaboratively with senior administrators on all matters relative to the fiscal standing, structure and financial processes of UMN Morris; • Develop financial plans and financial analysis models for the campus, which include innovative solutions, strategies and procedures to enhance efficiencies and ensure compliance with University policies and applicable state and federal laws; • Oversee resource use at the University of Minnesota Morris, including campus-wide resource allocation analysis, and develop strategic responses that will enable UMN Morris to maintain a strong financial position; • Oversee operating and capital budgets; financial planning and resource allocation; real estate and leases; accounting and business services; institutional master planning, facilities planning, construction and maintenance; and campus safety and security including emergency operations and continuity planning; • Monitor the long- and short-term financial position of UMN Morris. Perform accurate and relevant analysis of campus financial data for use in campus fiscal decisions, and ensure fiscal alignment with the vision and goals of the campus; • Guide the development, submission, implementation and monitoring of UMN Morris’s operating and capital budgets; • Monitor and ensure that campus financial and operational resource use matches approved budgets and result in a balanced budget; • Ensure that opportunities for partnerships – both internal and external – are explored, presented to important constituencies and given full consideration; • Supervise the units that report to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities including: Business Office, Facilities Management (including design and construction), Instructional Technology and UMN Morris Police; • As needed, attend monthly University of Minnesota Board of Regents meetings and present on UMN Morris budget and capital requests; • Serve as ex officio member on relevant UMN Morris campus governance committees and participate in other governance activities as assigned • Participate in University of Minnesota System committees addressing budget models and approaches; and • Provide information on the UMN Morris’s budgetary and financial issues to a variety of internal and external constituencies.
The University of Minnesota Morris seeks a Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities.
The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities is the chief financial and business officer for the University of Minnesota Morris, overseeing an annual institutional budget that is in excess of $50 million. The Vice Chancellor reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as a senior member of the campus leadership team, providing leadership and vision in the areas of financial and operational oversight and planning.
The Vice Chancellor works collaboratively and cooperatively with senior administrators at UMN Morris and across all University of Minnesota campuses and system offices, to develop strategies and approaches which strengthen the business, financial, and administrative policies, while aligning with the goals and objectives of the UMN Morris and University of Minnesota Systemwide strategic plans.
The qualifications are as follows:
An earned bachelor's degree from an accredited university in finance, accounting, business management or related fields such as public administration; with a minimum of eight years of experience managing fiscal, human, and physical resources, to include a record of progressively responsible financial analysis and management experience; and
Evidence of strong writing and oral communication skills and excellence and effectiveness in preparing written documents and reports and making presentations to a variety of groups, including senior management.
A Masters in Business Administration or related graduate degree; with a minimum of four years of progressively responsible positions in managing fiscal, human, and physical resources, to include a record of progressively responsible financial analysis and management experience; and
Proven success in executive leadership in the context of shared governance, unionization, and collaborative decision-making, to promote the university, its programs, mission and strategic plan.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • A commitment to ethical behavior, institutional transparency and accountability; • Strong knowledge of finances and ability to apply this knowledge in today’s higher education landscape; • Evidence of a strong work ethic, being well organized, resourceful, effective, creative and efficient; • A proven ability to be a creative and flexible problem-solver, able to use data and principles to align activities with strategic priorities; willingness to work at both strategic and detail levels; • Experience with continuous quality improvement, and aligning programs and processes with a mission and strategic plan; • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in development of a strategy and then to communicate its vision and oversee its implementation; • Demonstrated success in leading and working with diverse communities and cultures, particularly in the areas of recruitment, team-building and conflict resolution; • A record of dealing with complex issues and ability to make decisions and take action; • Ability to effectively accomplish work through others by managing people well; • A proven record of successfully developing and building both internal and external relationships with the public/private sectors and community; • Experience advocating for campus sustainability practices and a working knowledge of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment; • Ability to be energized by difficult challenges, able to solve complex problems, accurately glean meaning from data, and use multiple problem-solving tools and techniques; and • Ability to be a quick study, add personal wisdom and experience and come to the best conclusion and solution, given the situation.
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About University of Minnesota, Morris
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) provides a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education, preparing its students to be global citizens who value and pursue intellectual growth, civic engagement, intercultural competence, and environmental stewardship.As a public land-grant institution, UMM is a center for education, culture, and research for the region, nation, and world. UMM is committed to outstanding teaching, dynamic learning, innovative faculty and student scholarship and creative activity, and public outreach. Our residential academic setting fosters collaboration, diversity, and a deep sense of community.